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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. Urge Large Attendance of Farmers Mumoch In Edmonlan Points Otrt Need of eraiioB by Fwners BRUSSELS OFFERS SEAT TO LEAGUE OF March cor- of city of Bruueli e' to propose to the city that it offer Egmonl Pa- Htuwrly the Arenburg Pa- iMt, x the of the Isague of GERMAN GENERALS INCRIMINATED IN ATROCIOUS CRIMES AND THE ALLIES TO DEMAND PUNISHMENT ADAM BECK NOT AFTER PREMIERSHIP OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TO GET IRRIGATION WATER Seven! MinUUrs and Southern to be liminary Meeting Wed. (Special lo The EDMONTON, March a pietl Interview Froeldenl M.rnoch of the LethbridjB Board of who ll here to Interert the provincial miniiUrt In irri- tation project! in Southern Al- berta, made the following state- ment: "While interviews with minis- of the Dominion government at Ottawa a.nd the Alberta govern- ment here give PARIS, March to Toronto Mail and Em- report of the commli- sion on reiponsibility for the war, ryw nearly finished, contains a -TmiK of evidence of startling char- acter, incriminating German gen- erals and other high officials, both civil and military, on specific charges of atrocious cruelly and crlmet of every description. The conclusive nature of this evidence il felt to warrant the proposed inclusion in the pre- liminary peace demands for guar- antees that the individuals in- criminated shall be at the dis- posal of the entente as already mentioned. It l> understood that no means are mentioned, but it is intended to draft_a comprehensive clause which will Include all the alleged criminals within its pur- view. It is proposed that these shall be made amenable to the entente, but if for reason they should escape trial, then the whole evid- ence affecting them will be pub- lished to the that tome ways and will ultimately be found pro- grett will be made on the of irrigation works, it more and manifest- ly clear that the ultimate tlress of considering and dltcoverlng pointing out these meant .lies up- on each locality that will be fitted and on every Individual far- mer who may be forlunil: enough to find that his farm may get share of the waten. It It there- fore absolutely ettential that the attendance at next Thunday'i meetings should be large and representative. The Alberta government is Im- prttsed with the pretent strength of the movement ly-not a-llttlt turprited iu sud- den Btrong development, and de- pile the fact that they are all very buty with leglilation now tinder ccntiderstlon by the houie, more than one minister will- bp present at the meeting and the attendance the mem- mil ovar the south Tt itturad. Trw preliminary1 meeting on-- Wednesday will be quite import- ant in clearing the way towards profitable action by the big meet- Ing on Thurtdty and endeavor should be made by everybody con- cerned to advlte Letfibridge Board of Trade promptly as to the size of the representation from each district so that as (food ar- rangementt possible may be made by the entertainment com- mlttee for thplr accommodation and Her, again the duty of helping make the meeting successfuT in itt results falls back en each local' committee and we mutt count upon their fullttt co- operation." A 8LAP FOR WILSON Sheds Crocodile Tears Over The Screw on Food Sup- plies to Germany I.OXUOX. March the food situation In central Kurope in 1 the hoase of yesterday. Marquis asked how ions Ihe pro- cess ot "turning the Mrciv" was to continue, llo sold be regarded the oosltion of central Eurove "wltb dis- "We seem to be rapidly approaching a calialroylie which may prove the most dlwulrous in the history of the he declared. 'If the blockade if not related, said Baron Pormoor, ".'amlne will seize tie people o( central Eurorm, and Hut would be llio most fearful crime in lilslory." Spartacans Seem To Be Gaining Ground of Crawford, chancellor of SCH1EDEMANN WOULD QUIT AMSTERDAM, March cellor Schiedemann has handed in his resignation to Premier Ebert to enable the premier to have a frv hand to deal with the present situation, according to the Zei- tung Ammitag of Berlin. Ebert declined tt accept the resignation and requested Schiedemann and the cabinet to remain'in office. Railway Men Stick against I, Strike May Er.d Today of physicians ami surgeons LONDON'. .March Gormtm I lms starniy condemned the strike in wireless receivt-il licrc states on tlie'ground thai- il that In addition to the volunteer ma- COPENHAGEN. March lice headquarters in Berlin, which has been hecieged by the Spartav cans for two days, was cut off from all communication with other government forces in the Cerman capital late Thursday, when the Spartacans cut the tele- phone wires, according to a tele- gram from Berlin. Eight persons were killed anil a number wound- ed In the fighting there Thursday. The police headquarters buiM- ing has been damaged severely in the heavy fighting, the Sparlacans having uses' machine guns and ar- Tiie Karl of Crawford, cnaucmmr ui luai. m .IUUIMVH tlie Duchy of Lancaster, replying division and a portion, of the re- the government. Bald that the problem publican mllillnv of the nd In the hands of Ibe supreme Regiment and ilic Guards Kusi- council at Paris, whlrji has Her IlcElmfiit went over lo laken steps to send food (o Germany: tacans on Wednesday. "Tho tonnage deror.nded from Cer- to tlie strike of the printers many by Ihe allies not been forth- jtne Dureau Is said to be 'unable coming. he 9 till, "this 13 significant." He made no attempt lo explain the failure of Germany to turn over the ships askou for, but Eaid he hoped ithal "within a few measures will be taken to slave off the impend- ng disaster." to circulate its printed bulletins; A Berlin dispatch to the Mail, sent from there Wednesday midnight, as- .eerled Ihnt It was repc-rleil in gov- ernraent circles that as a re-suit ot the ompromlso At Vt'eimar the stride light end today. Digcriminalion-Against Canad- ian Goods Explained By 1 Lord Wolmer Recapture Riga LONDON', March troops ,on the llallic coast havo severely At- Ucatcil the llolsllcvikl and have recall- ____ according to a ivjiort re here by Hit- Telc-grapil. Want Soviet Government I1KHLIX, -March T. (Associated on the resolution railing -for a soviet government 'licrraony was continued yesterday at Ihe convention of the Independent-So- cialists. Hugo liaase said lie was not opposed to HID-German national a! sembly, but believed thai the iirin ciplii of the foviet should bo Incor norated in the constitution. Herr Brietscheide. former Prussia! minister of the interior, declared tt j was commonly reported that bis; lier- banks had contributed various parties iu the recent the Majority-Socialists re- SIR ADAM BECK HAMILTON, Ont., March Sir Adam Beck told a big meet- ing held here last night in support of the hydro.radial bylaw for OOO.OCO, which is to be voted upon March 15, he had no ambition to become premier of Ontario. Re- ferring to statements in the press as to his supplanting Sir William Hearst, Sir Adam said he could not be placed in the premiership either by his own free will cr by force. licrniany vn t eravelv jeopardizing public health marks to hroug'h the stoppage of transnorla-1 election. lion and telephone service, as well as reiving a tbat tlie election having neen u- Tie Vonvaeris, the Suc-iMisl orgsn, nanced by the capitalists could not reports'that railway employees to be any expression of the wholly Ihe woYk ot "Irresponsible po- litical wire rollers." anil that interrup- tion of steam traffic would ag- gravate prevailing economic condi- tions. The clerical and sUtion forces in the Berlin dislrict liave announced Ihnt they are standing back o! present government. popular will. The speaker sa a tumrioraiy proletariat dictatorship was unavoidable in liie progress of tho transition llie Corraans to a So- cialistic state. The delegates to the convention ap- plauded liberally tlie announcement tlio that a general strike had lie-en called in Berlin. PESIILENCEAND" IESIM Lewis Gonviction Is Set Free by Regina Court (Canodian Press dispatch, via the, course of a speech In Ilic house o. commons, Lord Wolmer informed the president of the board of trade that considerable feeling Misted In Can- Terrible Conditions One Hospital 8000 Die From Typhus Monthly iderable feelinE OIIBWB LONDON, March C.-S arjstion pre- as a consequence, of the policy 'of. vails throughout Bolshevik Russia and Ucnllng prohiblled imports. (thousands dying daily. He asVed whether licenses due-to vimlcr-nounshment are tarn- ss- zxz treaty ot peace which Includes the dtacrlmmillon. The question was ne ent charter for a'l.aiue OS nut- >f an announcement ions." .'would be mido ahorlly. Prohibition Referendum "Drys" FREDERIOTON, N. B., Mareh 7.-Prob.blIity I. now that at no di.tant date a pkblwlte will b. held Jhr.uahout the Dominion on the t quarter to before going out On lV-lf mlwlon. The book colltctljn campaign one in which every oltiien thould ptnoiMlly arid In community bt Intifetttd, heirtfMt co-operation wid good- will for the in encourialng and helping them in their very pralttworthy effort to build uo very Important need for the. city are for. To expedite th. procew of Intending donora are In the spirit In which the collection li being mitt, tholr parcels of book! ttcd up on vtrandaht or door tttft M that collector) will not be delayed In their, work. Meni-i. 0- MacK.v, F. B. O, B, Edjelt, Jelie Harris, promiitd the use of for 'tft Mr. of >he Rotiry Club, willWure cart from the Anybody who has a cir amf able to pluce the tame ,t the dltpotal of the boys, will htvjt hit klndnttt) jrektly apprec- iated. If the people of Lethbridge rise to the occasion tnt enter Into the project with the boysr there'It not a ooubt that a very (rett dwl will be done In miter, lalltlng the wlthct which may be Mid to tf unanimous of the people to have a real awet In the city in the way of a public library. No better Initiation rof tcheme for with tht library mil in- tellectual wants of the city could htve Wen dtvtffsd than that started by the bets, and It it up to the older ptoplt. to make the ompp.lan a routing Wceeot. in tht mutter of the publicity In lid of the book collecting palgn, much help hat given by Mr. Len Irown of the tolonlal theatre, and Mr. Fleming of In fret-of charge tildes in ritpeet to the raborctl 200 daily. Typhoid- or "hunger typhus" Is rrying off young and old every- here, and In Moscow glanders Is epi- mic. There is no fuel for lichtlnf. d millions live in pitch (lark titter ghtfall. The troubles ot tha Itus- ans are further aggravated by lack fooil and wood, which can be oS- ined only by the very rich. Meat, milk and vegetables command normous prices when they can be itaiiicd. Horse meat sells for 110 pound. There is a' great lack of tdiclho and doctors. The nolshfvlk. aper'money has no value1 in these IslrMs. and tlio peasants refuse to xchansc It for food. The only coun- ry produce reachei Iho towns a'that comir.anileered by the troops, n Pelrograd tlirec weeks ago milk was soiling for {5 n pint, pork }30 a round, bulter J15 a pound, lea pound, nml potatoes a pouml. the ordinary equivalent ot t UlC public kitchens in of very weak soup, a piece of alt fish anil ri piece "f 'tried fruit onid ho purchased. Typhoid Rases in Petrojrad STOCKHOLM. March Typhoid Is aging ivitii increased fury in Petro- grad, according lo adviccii received roin that city. hero aro 8000 province's morlalily Is so great (hat ho nolshevikl havo Issued a secret order to kill Iho Incurable cases, liop- ng In llila way lo counteract Iho contagion, whlcli is almost impossible lo slop by nny'other menna. Hardly any medicine Is available, AUSTRIAN EX-EMPEROfc'S SON TO SWITZERLAND BERNE, March Sum- merhajet has loft Vionna for Switzerland with a ton of former Emperor Charlet, who it III, ac- cording to dispatches received here, it It tilled that mer emperor expeeteil to take up his residence toon at Pertenburg Castle, on the Danube, his birth- REGINA, March convic- tion of J. H. Lewis, Saskatoon rail- way mail clerk, was quashed by Justice H. Y. MacDonatd, of the court of King's bench, sitting in chambers here today. In giving his decision, the judge stated that he had grave doubt of any of- fense being set out in the commit- ment, as the words "prohibited publication" iid appear in the order as applying to the alleged offense. But granting there wai an offense at all, he. could only hold that there were two teparate and distinct ones, receiving and having "The Milling receiv- ing and having the publication, "War; What For3" He quashed the conviction on orouno" that the information was faulty, in that two offenses were stated. Justice MacDonald that he would make out an order for the release of Lewis; that there would be no cosU td ar.y party, and that the justices of the peace, AkXi Smith and A. E. Elliott, both of Saskatoon, would be protected. The justices of named sentenced Lewis'to three years in p-hitentiary arid., fintd him the trial being held in Sas- katoon on February 24, Vets No Action M005B Sask.. March Clreat War Veterans' Association last nleM discussed tlie Lewis case, but did not lake any.a'ction by resolution. Action was deferred until (ho case has been investigated by members ot the War Veterans' Association. FORIBELI Report of Committee of Inves- Get Rid of the Incompetents Not So Advanced as 20 Years Lapoinie' Says Wesf Has Right Hea OTTAWA. March con tribulions'to tlie debate by Dr. Jllchael Clark. Bed Deer, awl Ernest Lapo'nle. KamoiirsEka, in.tho house lotlay. Dr. Clark paid a brilliant tribute to thti late Sir Wilfrid Lunrier, whose name iie coupletl willi Gladstone, bu' did not manifest any disposition to rejoiii tbe party of his' old polillca leader. He likened his political posi lion to that of a coy young lady being doubly wooed and who liad decided f continue the double courtship for th present. Dealing wilii the tariff, he accuser Ihe Liberals of being less advance than they were 20 years ago, and as serted that the tariff record ot 1h nvo parlies is about the same. Mr. Lapoinie asserted that the firs war machinery which should be d mobilized was the Union'governmen The majority of tlie people in tho lie salii, art in sympathy with (1 western (arilt viewpoint''. 1 James Mclsaac, Prince Edwaril I land; A. n. McCoig, West Kent, an Dr. Edwards, of Frontenac, were con tributors to (lie debate. Lncien Cannon, of Dorchester, close tlio day's discussion with a somtwh fiery speech in condemnation ot t' Union govommenL Ho claimed 111 tho government infringing on in regard to prohibit! OTTAWA, Ma'rcii That tlio gov- ernment should get rid of the cessary employees and make those re- viucial malning render more efficient service and education, is the'chief recommendation by tlio, ijon. A. K. MacLcan moved Me tl committee, appointed by the govern- jouniment of the debate, last November to investigate the government printing bureau. comntulee. which was composed Slack. Montreal; B. T. Arte. and iA. E. Lewis, makes tho leclaratioT) in tile report Story Told By Conner Is Denied Daley on Stand in MennoniW Deals Flatly ConlradicU j Previous Evidence CHIEF NOT IMPLICATED E, E. Taylor, Former Ranch Ini speclor, Severely Grilled BvHon.SlacKay (Spfl.iil to Tin Herald) KDMOXTOS, March nlgbt sossion ot the public accounts commit- ee continued into tbe showing ol Men- onlles around the province by R- J. laiey. an employee ol Ihe provincial eparUnent of agriculture and deveU >ped tothiug sensational beyond a oveve grilling o! E. E. Taylor ot Cal- gary, a witness, by Hon. A. G. Mac. ;ay, minister of health and ies. Taylor ha-J testified thai be had dealings "with Daley for years past regarding attempts to split com- missions on land dealt and alleged that in trying to sell the Baiter-Reid ranch, west or Olds. Daley had told him that the minister, Hon. Duncan Marshall, was anxloui to have tho Menlionitei established in hli con- stituency. Mackiy thereupon proceeded to put the witnesies ovei' the jumps regarding his own record in having liail' hli resignation as a ranch Inspector demanded by the Do- minion government. Ha gave the wit-, ness a most unpleasant lialf hour, (ore- ins him to admit that his rwlpiitloa hod been demanded by R. B. Bennett -TS- some trouble in Medicine ic witness tried to explain thai in a ouble was that he had tried to pre- nt a mint from, robbing his partner1 a that Bennett had never e truth ol the matter whence called r Ills resignation. Daley Denies All Daley himself, demanded a bearing the end ol the committee sessiqu' id rjade a complete uenial'of all th's legations mado at the morning sit- ng of the committee, relative to .hay told Conner that In overnment were to jet share-ot le commfMion, or mentioned ame of Hon. Mr. Marshall. lathis Daley termed all .such, atements falsehoods and untruth.- Mr. MacKay concluded thai part ot e questioning by asking 1r. Marshall had known anythinr bout Daley's truck or trade ivlth the lennoniles and tbe witness replied, mphatically that the minister never id Just before B. E. Taylor land, and alter he had been nnmercllully hy Mr. MacKay, tbe witness laid be wMted to make a tatement. It to effect his way back to Calgary trov. owlr.s the Baiter-Reid ranch, to party of Mennonltes in company wltli Jaley, he hail mel anotber parljr Mennonites at Oldi on their way bacX trom Edmonton. Their leader was Waltain, said Taylor, who went on: "Wallmatt told me they from Edi monton they had to the goTornment. They had Ihera to find ont whero they in. thi province. 1 anked him 11 felt per- lectly comfortable about- It hs said. The witness MM this converwtlon occurred it Oldf in a Iliery barn Ibere. He said Wallman didn't tell him whom hs had leen. He thought TVallnun was now In the isiiSh coiia; Continued on Six. peace coromcrcial efficiency, may be truly dcsrrlbcil as shocking." Ihe hail In one single hospital cases monthly. Tlio Kurtner declaration in me lepur 'FAHIS, March (Associated tabled 111 tho commons (oday by Hon may be regarded as jinrtln Durrell that "the condition official fTcnrh viow of the y the government. Iton. Mr. Boyle wouid prevent employers or explaineil the purpose was for tho advertising for tabor eipressiotif la commissioners to .travel nbout ttudy newspapers by vlrtne ot the fouowlaj; lngvlhe laws of other provinces; that reading: "On and xfUr the only Iheir travelling oupenses would cymttii ol this it be paid, and It was expected Ihtt lead- not, be lawful for any person, lira, tag men of the bar would accept Iho corporation or to open, work: In view of tlie resultant good la conduct or carry oa any IV.A tooiviaiiAn gMQcy op office for fe4 or to collect or rectlve, 41rec'tlr of In- illrittly, fee or tat sendlns or Ing, procuring ot cswilng to be from or In unv placo wlttin the ince or from any place" ouUMe flm province, or between any two (Continued on j clarifying and unifying the teslslalioa of the'dlfferent provjnces, Registering Vital Statitllct Tho house put In work upon Bill N'o. 36, uraewliiw-the Vlltil llntfatics Act wlierebr registrations of births, marriages and dealns bo maile cadi school dlslrlct with llie secretary ol tltc illslrlct or. (ha trici figUlrar, An nmpuument-IWc ;