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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta IINXL ,v r v i nd the Bolshevik have It wu declared in a wlrelett diepatch received here today. The mettige, which was confuted to the weakness of the tending station, It bellevtd have been tent from Petro- STIFF BATTLE AT MINSK A dispatch from Vilna says anti- Bolehevik forctt fought their way Into Mintk, and held control of the city fer five tut wen later driven out by ttvltt forces, While 'occupying the elty the re- volutldhitts killed many local com- munists, It It laid, and- when the Bolshevik re-took the town they executed more thin 200 persons, many o' whom were who were tccuted of sympathising with the Insurgents. The reeortt received in govern- ment qutrtere says the revolu- tionary movement continued to spread into surrounding Mlntk. A wireless appeal {rom Kroiittadt InturreetltnttU wtt picked up today by the Pollth gov- ernment radio station here. It made an urgent plet for food pllts aAd for outside reinforce- menu. Ukrt'miant In It, Too CONSTANTINOPLE, Mtrch Thrte IB Southern Russia, Kler. Odessa and Ekaterinoslsf, 'were oc- cupied by TJJtrainian revolutionarr troops led by' Simon Petlura, the peas- ant lender, ami General Makno. Rec- Alberta Needs Two Millions More for Ordinary. Expenditures This Year But No New Taxes Will Be Imposed i can them 1 never felt better in all my life, I am oontderit of tke result of encounter with David tomorrow." Premier Did Not Make Any Promises On 'Hat Irrigation Coal aijj Agriculture, AlberOa's Industries, Produced Wealth in 1920 fi (Special to Hertld.) EOMONTW, Alia., March farm including live- stock, brautM.gte enermeus turn of for the farmen of this province In ifa. accurOIng to interesting statistics fitted by Provincial Treasurer Hifcc. R. Mitchell in his speech on the budget Friday after- nogn In the MMlature. Dairy pnMJijrr aiene brought more than Animals slaught- ered and taMvrought in J34.WO.OOO. Grain and other'products of the land The provincial treasurer put the value of existing livestock in Alberta today at the huge total of In addition to this golden flood of prosperity from the land, Alberta coal mines brought, through tnelr production, the huge total of Coal production atone in Alberta, said the treasurer, almost equalled in value the total mineral products of British Columbia for the previous year. Hon. C. R. Mitchell in Optimistic Vein in Delivering An- nual Budget More for Educi- Will Expend More, ent advices, however, would ia indicate that Odessa has captured by the Bolshevik. The revolt, according to. re- ceived here, began February 25 when occupied the ceater of Odessa. They-wefe virtually annihil- ated by soviet troops, but a.w.ook later ihe Bolshevik? .were .driven out by Ukrainian.Wads, who hanged the tov- ie{ commlttariea. The assisted by Ue -HnsaUffl Sucial Demo- crats, eontrollad tke city for a lew flays, hut theTJtrainiant began looting re-took the city. General Jlakiio appears to be In authority at Ekatcrinoslav and reports allege Jewish pogroms have been in progress there. Petlura's army tool; Kiev on March 2 and executed the Bolshevik commis- saries, but the pfeseht situation in that city has not boe.ii cleared up in dispatches reaching Constantinople. Socialists Castigate Bolthles PARIS, March ex- pressing the sympathy of the French Dissident "Socialist party for Russian workers who are struggling against Bolshevik regime were adopted at a meeting of the central committee of the organization here last night. "The terrorism and dictatorship -now obtaining in Russia tho the resolutions declared, "would lead the working class into slavery and threaten the liberty of peoples." Outflanking Petregrad j STOCKHOLM. Mar new re- Told Gnmnuitee of the BMfe Con- sidered Wkm Own En- (toer Makes Beyort la. Tke Herald) )V, tMar. the consulting eiutineer ot the govern- ment can Inspect and pats' on tht two irritation projects ie Medicine district before UM end o( the preset! tttalon, matter ot the pro- vince swndt will b> dis- cussed in Che House. This was the: promise given Stewart to] i delegation fraan Medicine Hat on i Friday afternoon. TIM Jftwiiier said' that whatever the government under- took wu subject to favorable re- port of their own He uid that whatever was done for the Leth- bridge Northern project would be done for others, subject to the report or the government engineer. Gordon Fraser, N. A. McLtrty and C. S. Pinsle, speaker, placed the mat- ter before the premier and Hon. J. R. Boyle. Mr. JTaser said that they had teen the government on this matter Now We Know He is Crazy AMSTERDAM, March 12. Former Emperor William of Germany lias written for private distribution, a book by which he attempts to ar- gue that Great Britain was re- sponsible for the war. "Apollo" is Named As Co-respondent In Divorce ActiorfInvolving Many Millions ORDINARY REVENUE CHANNELS, INCLUDING LIQUOR PROFITS, WILL SUPPLY THE FUNDS (Special to The Herald.) v EDMONTON, Mar. current revenue of the province of Alberta exceeds the ordinary expenditure of the year 1921 by the sum of according to the annual estimates of the budget of the province which were laid on the table of the legislature FrMay afternoon by Hon. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer snd acting premier. Mr. Mitchell delivered a lengthy address in reviewing the budget which was listened to attentively by members of the house and well- filled g.-.lleries. TWO MILLIONS INCREASE According to the budget figures, the total ordinary revenue for tht year 1921 is estimated at and the total current expendi- ture at This is an Increase of approximately in both revenue and expenditure over the preceding year of 1920. I the university vote and relatively i increases on other subvotet. For Agriculture Tho agricultural department is ask- ing for increased expenditure of 000. O( this amount, is on at- Want Maryfield Branch of CM. for action last year am before the e: The delegation placed the figures re- lating to both projects before the ministers. Tke Eastern scheme em- braces some five thousand acres, and the Southern scheme slightly more than this. Tt was estimated last year that the total cost would be David Hayes, chief engineer of tin Canada Land and Irrigation Company, said that the adjustment of labor and material which had taken place since the estimates were made, would brins tho cost down about twenty per cqnt. Members ot the delegation pressed the ministers to bring the matter be- fore the legislature and get authority to back the bonder subject to the re- port of the government engineer, but the premier said that be did not favor bringing this matter up until they could give the full facts. Every effort it to be made to get a report by the government engineer before the i closet, i delegation consisted of fol- volutlonary newspaper, the Isvestla, lowing: Mayor Walter _Hiictvale, E. lias appeared at Kronstadt. It pub- lishes an energetic resolution passed by the soldiers of the fortress appeal- ing to the leaders to hold fast. "The people have had enough of the communist says the -news- paper. "The soul killer, Trotsky, must he told thmt we are not fright- ened threatening proclamations thrown down by alrplones on their way to Kronstadt. Our hearts BO out of cr our corpses. We hare made up j our minds to conquer or die. Down j with the'blood-thirsty Trotsky and his i followers! Late last night the Dagens Nyhc- ter, learned from the Finnish mili- tary eitterts at Kronstadt that tlje lierce drumfire of the fortress has hud the Intended effect. One of them de-i dares that Krasnoya Corks surrend- ered and that Kronttadt troops oc- cupied the fortress, the guns of which are. now 'being directed against Petrograd. -This expert adds that the revolutionary leaders, having landed 'A sufficient number of troops, have commenced an outflanking movement Chudleish. Clarence Klchardson, L. N. Ijiidlaw, G. L. Frasor, N. A. Mo- Ijtrty, Henry Cavan, David Hayes, Jack McLanc, Arthur Burns, C. S. Ptagle and Kelson Spencer. XEW YORK, Mar. of Tliroc Rivera, i pride, baa been named by Stillman, multi-mil- lionaire, president of the City Bank, as co-reepondent in his ac- tion for absolute divorce from Mrs. formerly "Fifl" Potter, and a, famous Beauty. Sltraofejtaary fwtnro of the case is tbat.Kr. Stillman hat> named as his wife, toy- Guy who is only two years and four months old. complainant in the di- vorce case states that Beuvais is a half breed Indian guido and that Mrs. Stillman referred to him as Apollo Belvedier and a "bronze statue." Beuvais is said to be 2G years old, tall, handsome and well edu- cated. He met Mrs. Stillman at a summer camp near Throe Riv- ers. The crui ot the bitter legal struggle If the case goes to trial will be the right ot the boy C-fuy to inherit a fortune. Many millions are involved, Devilfish Wins Hour fight Large Fanner Population in 8. W. Saskatchewan Needs OTTAWA, Mar. the pros- perity or ruination of the settlers up- on square miles ot the most fertile land in Southern Saskatchewan depending the direction in which an j extension of the Maryfield branch ot i the C.N.R. it built, a delegation-from j the district-arrived in Ottawa yester-j day to prtts tho matter upon the i special railway committee of .the i home of commons. Their arrival! marks the climax of a struggle which began two years ago when the man-; agement of the railway asked for _Ics- i islation to construct the extension from' Bengough, the present terminus, to a point 16 miles further west and in the general direction of Willow Bunch. The settlers of the district paralleling the United States border for a distance ot about ninety miles immediately south, petitioned to have tho route changed so that it would serve a large section of excellent j LONDON, Mai'. text of the wheat land which is now from forty i German reparations bill providing for Sensation For Palm Seach PALM BEACH, Fit., Mar. Florens Zeisneld Junior, and J. Leonard. -E-oplogle, battled for eight .hours yesterday with a giant devilfish that towed- two boats forty .miles trom Pnhu Beach- and 17 miles to sea then escaped vhen the cables broke although its body bore four harpoons, eight rifle bullets and 17 wounds from lances. The sea monster was in sight of the bath- ers near the breakers pier, when 'discovered. Immediately two fast motor boats started In pursuit. Occupants of both boats threw harpoons into the big fish which immediately sped away to sea. Army riflo bullets were fired into its body tlsh did not slack- en speed. At nightfall the cables to the harpoons parted and the fish escaped. Airplanes followed the boats and watched the struggle. NO NEW TAXES Mr. Mitchell announced that the Government of Alberta was not considering imposing any in- creased forms of taxation during the coming ytar. The In- create in revenue is expected to come from increates in the ordin- ary sources such as Dominion sub- tidy, school landt tales, ney department, includ- ing liquor revenue, land titles fees, and telephone receipts. NO DIRECT WORD ON IRRIGATION The only reference to Irrigation aid contained in the treasurer's remarks waa a somewhat ous paragraph to the effect that If the province had possession of its natural resources, ii might consider t plan, "of helping the farmer who cannot kt helped by either drainage or vw could then arrange far their removal to new locations In vttl districts not now octupftel, when crep fallurtt itldetn occur, ami ptrmit tho (fry areas to. re- I vert to tht natural use Intended, i viz: Livestock raising." Net Dtkt Only I Tho provincial treasurer, retorrhiff to the provincial debt at one tttagd of his remarks said: "The gross public debt of the province as at December 31, 1920, amounted to Of this sum is represented In the telephone system; in demonstration farms and S49.14 In other revenue producing in- vestments. So that if we deduct thete utilities and Investments which amount to the net debt Optimism Keynote Of HU Budget Speech Delivered on Friday I I is reduced to' Of this Who told tlio Legislature yusierday. only can bo said to j that ordinary avenue: bo 111 unproductive undertakings and: this year yield tho IJU JU HUUGl mlklMSU i j...... T-.uu...... is mads up chiefly ot discount on. more needed to cover Alberta's Britain Announces Plan For Making Germans Pay j bonds and other patriotic relief." Huge Assets i Earlier in his speech the urorutuiui 'treasurer gave a brief recapitulation 'Of the- troviuce's assets and liabilit- Uos in which he said that the ercess of assets over liabilities is represcnt- ed by the sum of In the assets he included: 1921 running expenses. He is very proud of Alborta's splendid: finan- cial position, and points to 000 production from farms and coal mines in 1921 as the reason. to sixty miles from a railway. a 50 per. cent, levy on the purchase sixty miles rom a raway. a per. cen, e p The two deputations were sent east price of imported German goods in 1919 and and the third dele- 1 be applied to reparations, which was gallon interviewed Hanna early- this week and failed to secure satisfactory assurances, came direct- ly to Ottawa. Members of about siity local bran- ches of the Grain Growers' associa- tion are affected. On account of the large number soldier settlers in tbe area, the Dominion command G.W.V.A., will co-operate with the committee in its attempt to secure the variation cf the route ot the" Maryfleld branch extension. formally introduced in the house of commons Friday was made, public to- day. The bill describes the German goods to which the act shall apply asJ'goocis first consigned from Germany to tho WAGE CUT IN BUILDING TRADES IN MONTREAL WILL COME PEACEABLY In the Houst OTTAWA, liar. Sam Hughes moved his resolution favoring a return to political patronage in civil service and promo- j '.MONTREAL, March situa- j He advocated the appolnt- tion in tho building trades took a far-' against Petrograd, Gorka as its base. using Krasnoya The Flinlsh government has made a protest that Bolshevik airmen lire violating Finland's neutrality by fly- ing over FlnBlth territory. BUSINESS QOOD CORNWALL, Ont., March Claiming to bt dbwn on hit tuck and unable to work, Auclalr Ltv- ignt tUrttd tt btg. Wtat) IM wtt found to Iwvt btmk credit tt IMI It. M wll IN In bills H2.N In coins, or In TransconalnBad Way Financially Provincial GoTer'ntawit Askrf By Citizens Mass Meeting to Name Administrator WINNIPEG, March pro- vincial government will be asked to name an administrator to take over the affairs of the town of Transcona, a few miles from Winnipeg. After the financial standing of the munic- ipality had been explained to a rate- __ payers' meeting a recommendation of organized labor in Canada Is expecti-.a the-town council to thst effect was endorsed. 'Mayor explained that ont- standlnf .taxes totalled To THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT orable turn yesterday and it is now I probable that the difficulty in regard to the proposed wage cut of from 15 to 20 per cent, put Into operation by the General Contractors association will be settled peaceably. MG LEGAL SUIT BETWEEN ENGINEER UNION FACTIONS March of the biggest logal battles in tho history of carry the town tkrpagh to the end of grating engineers' and tho Toronto the year was requlrod. Sloney j Building Trades council, over the had been borrowed to teachers' charge of tho national organliatlon nalaries, and town hall salaries and that th; international body Is coercing in connection with tho suit of the National Union of Canadian HoiatinE and Portable Engineers ,'Hgainst International union of steam and bp-j Cannon, Dorchester; J, W. Edwards, ment of a, parliamentary committee look into conditions in the civil service and to hear complaints of aggrieved civil servants. A. B. Fripp ot Ottawa, charged the civil service commission with He condemned the calling in of two firms of efficiency experts from the United States. Outside service ap- pointments should be taken out of the bonds of tho commission. J. L. Chabot, the other Ottawa mem- ber, proposed a return to patronage, as did Hon. R. Lemleur. Ernest Lapointe, Bast Quebec, on- posed a return to the patronage sys- tem. Others taking part in the de- bate were Hon. S. Fielding of rne; Hon. C. .1. DohertV; Lucien United Kingdom und soods uot so consigned being goods wholly manu- factured or yroducad In Germany, or goods partly so manufactured or pro- duced whCTe less than 25 per cent, of the value thereof is attributable to manufacture or production in any country outside Germany." The act, however, will not apply to goods imported for exportation after transit through tho United Kingdom The Dominion of CaJada 'debt allow- ance of School lauds trust funds, in princi- pal, mouey paid and outstanding, amounting to Unsold school lands held for future benefit to the value of Telephone plant valued at 39-1. He added: "If all those assets that we may now claim wero wiped out summarily we atill have count of livestock and .agricultural agents'and noxious weeds, game, to promote dairy work, operation ol gchools (Continued on fage that inalienable asset, the right of taxation.'1 Patroi In Commons Cause Of Much Acrimony or by way of trans-shipment. Importer Must Pay .Half Million More for .Education i________ The bill provides that the importer' In detailing the various increases T n of German goods shall pay "such pro- [making up the ?2.00'0.000 estimated in- "am MUgnes rretlpuaies a portion of the value ot tho goods iiotjcrease hi' public expenditure of tho j Battle by Famous Resolu- exceedins 00 per cent, as the treasury province for 1921, the provincial S may prescribe." In casa goods arc i treasurer said tliat the heaviest sent to Germany for the finishing j crease process, tax will apply only the process. in the department of ed to ncation, which, shows increases total- ling made up largely of in- The tax commissioners are cm-i creased grants tor powered by tho measure to require the importer to furnish particulars as to the country of manufacture and If these should be unsatisfactory, the good shall be doomed to be of Gor- man origin. The high court may annul, vary or suspend contracts entered into March S, if it is satisfied the bill will i make it a hardship to carry them out. New Church Wants Business Powers accounts were unpaid; J7S.1B9 was owing the sinking fund and I? 1.531 to the trust account: tax collections In January sad February totalled H- workers to prevent their joining the national orgituizatlon and that ii is trying to prevent tbone who do i-ilu from obtaining employment. Uallratt 415; and only HI OOO wu bold to meet nd Snanclnl aKKlstance Is said to have a debenture Cekt rjoymcnt dne boon building in tbls month. ._ Frontcnac: T. W. Pedlow, South B'cn J. F. McKeniic; W. A. Turgeon Likely To Be Named Chief Justice of Today Calgary Member Bill Which Draws Fire in Legislature OTTAWA. Mar. (Can. Press.) is expected- that the vacancy on the bench of Saskatchewan court ot' tion, Later Withdrawn OTTAWA. March ot ol.l battles over patronage. rang through the hpuse today. It was Sir Sam Hughes, franlc advocate ofmethods In vogue before the civil service mission was created, who raised ti'.c issue in a motion that tho interests of Canada and its people would bn host, served by a system of political pat- ronage "wherein appointments to ami promotion to both the outside and tin: I inside civil service would be brought hinder the specific consideration ami recommendation of the, members ot Introduces parliament, or the defeated candidates tho party in power." Sir Sam who a warm woi- from both sides, spokr. but briefly. The effect of his recent ill- ness was .still apparent anil at tho, u appeal will bo filled today. P. Orlesbacb, Edmonton; O. Turgeun, Gloucester; H. A. Maoite. Edmonton riist; F. S. Cahill, Pontlac; Kdmmul Proulx, rrescnll; A. ip. Coiip, West Moroland; J, S. JoHMte; D. D. McKenzie, Cape Breton. Tha resolution wat withdrawn and house adjourned at 1L p.m. sittiBS pi Uio Tnrgcon, attorney-general of Sasksit- :B understood to bo the most liknly appointee. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Judge Newlauds as lieutenant-governor ot the province. QUEBEC LEGISLATURE TO PROROGUE SATURDAY Mar. of legislature will take place next Saturday afternoon unless something unforeseen occurs, I Special to tht- flemld I EDMONTON. wero beard from members of erent sides of tho house oQ tiio bill for (he incorporation of the Temple of Science and Spiritual Philosophy in- troduced by YV. M. Oavidstn, govern- ment, North Culgary, tfhcn this mesiB- VMS sivon a second reading on Fri- day afternoon. linn. J.' H. Uoyla said that tbc hill asked for the incorporation of some- thing between Oi church and a com- mercial company. H was an extra- ordinary measure and should be well Tlui was ask-j 24.000 enumerators will be etnpWTod ed to nstabilsh u church ;iml siv thfun. all business suggestion' ot Mr. Speaker moved scat nearer tho c'ulltro ot tho house, that lie might ue heard. Sir Sam Hughes-advocated tlie appointment 01 a parliamentary commission to look into tho work of the civil sorvico com- mission and civil service work gener- ally. Ho niKiiocI that under patronage-. responsibility WHS placed on member.'! of parliament, who, in turn re- sponsible to tho people. But the fea- ture of the day lay in the opportunity for attack they gave to the opposition. Patronage In Censut For the coming Dominion Sive _' _.______________ j Continued on ;