Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
FflTfR THE LETHKUDGKPAILTJggALP fUESDAY, BsiARCH tfl, Ittl LITMVHIDOK HIMAJJI COMPANY. LIMITM Mh SjtrMt W. A. BUCHANAN fnsMut u4 Manw'ac JOHM TORKANCB Bureau of CtrenlattMs Vubtcrlatlon Mates: r. Ollvered. trr _jr. bjr nail I-JJ tlUr, by for month......... br ifcall. I raMlh............ 2.10 IT, by malt, l.H ly. null per ytar to UB... l.H THE QUESTION OF THE EMBARGO. The conclusion is being arrived at that once the objection to jorta- tlon of Canadian cattle into Great Brltnla on the score ot la re. moved, interference as to the policy wkich Great Britain will adopt will be impolitic. There is solid ground for this attitude, in that the question of tke embargo on Canadian cattle has itwlf in Great Britain into a political one, and it would be very for this country to inter fere with political issues in the Moth- erland, inasmuch as such interference in politics here by Great Britain will be deeply resented. With the agitation and the live in- twcst the question ot the embargo has created amongst the people of Great Britain, we can look to a solu- tion of what has been a very much rend Issue. With this in mind Can- ada can very well pose an onlooker wkile the battle is being fought out overseas. Already the fate ot the Min- ister of Agriculture has been decided on the embargo Issue, and, with that issue still facing him, he Is placed in a perplexing position as to where to look tor a safe seat. In the consideration of the embargo question, the Financial Post draws at- tention to a phase the Labor group which, so far as views are concerned, is by no means a cohesive party, ranging all the way from moderate trades union principles of Mr. Palmer, the member for Dauphin, to the revolutionary and socialism of Oeo. Arm stnng. But they hare effected a cer- tain as they under Mr. DtTOt si leader. The groin Is Mpfamd to nnraoer ten but, as a mat- tor of tact, Mr. Kristlanson, who U an Farmer, to c member of the Labor groixp a of tht> Left, at that These Uborltes in their pro- fessed neither frittuiicliip lor hostility to the Norris Government. They were aeeklog In order that they might support in the programme ot their party, flrst clause of which calls for snclaHia- tion of private property. Then there Is a, group of nine ers who wero elected as Independents. Not oue ot these men wu elected as a recognized candidate of United Farmers of Manitoba. What happen- ed in each constituency was that a farmer took the field as an Independ eut, basing his appeal to the on such arguments as that he, as an Independent fiee of all party affilia- tion, could render the constituency better, more disinterested and intelligent service than a representa- tive whose freedom ot action wonid be limited fey his membership ID taa Government caucus. These men did not seek election en a common plat- form, nor was there any co-operation between them during campaiKn. In each case it was a purely local movement directed towards placing in the Legislature an Independent non- party representative who would be exempt from all party affiliations, sub- ject to the direction of no leader, an- swerable to no caucus and free to ex- ercise his individual judgment upon all questions ot legislation ivlliOi came before the House. A summary of the political complex- ion ot the Manitoba Legislature indi- cates the following: A ministerial grow ot twenty-one members. An opposition groop of seven mem- bers. A group ot members dedicated to the task ot destroying the Manitoba school system comprising seven mem- bers. A Labor group ot eleven members, naturally indifferent to the fate ot the Government and quite free to take any course which will forward the jadlcal programme which they favor. A group of nine Farmers, each one elected to serve in lieglslature as an Independent From the character ot their appeal there was an element of common ground between these man and it would not be unreasonable to expect them to take counsel together, to some extent. There an thus in really five groups in the Legislature, point? out tho Winnipeg Free Press, although nom- inally there are only four, since, as the resvlt of the operation of influen- ces u to which the'public Is becoming increasingly curious, Independent Fanners joined with groop whose primary object it to destroy the school system in forming definite party, equipped with a leader, caucus, whip and all the other paraphernalia of the supposedly outworn political party system. This being the situation, what will he the outcome? asks the Winnipeg paper From the day ot the election steady and persistent efforts, shrewd- ly directed, have been made toward bringing about a coalition of all the non-ministerial groups. The report is current that the coalition has been formed, and that it awaits only the op- portunity to deliver a knock-out blow to the Government. When the knock- out it administered, if ever, the group system goes with it; and we shall be back to the line-up of two parties; not the old parties, of course, with their party names, and their Dominion iation, but two parties, those who desire to see the education- al and other reforms enacted by the Norris Government retained on the Statute Book, and those who desire to modify them or destroy them, replac- ing them with-their own preferences. In Ontario we see the group' system at .work. There, however, the position is not. so complex as in Manitoba. In the Ontario LBg-hlaturn there is, st r.ny rate apparent, a fusion between lac Farmer a-jrt tiie Labor Party, to form the Government'of the Province. Whether tharo vrill be an open rup- '.lire between the two time alone will But even should ibis happen, in tho p-esent constitn'ioii of rhe Legis- lature, there appears to be no pros- pect of a solifl Opposition to the Drury Government, in that the Conservatives and the Liberals in the House still ap- pear to bear the ancient party grudge, and party animosity docs not seem to even run the length towards a fusion in the 'way ot forming an opposing phalanx to the Government. With the experiment of group legis- lation as furnished in the Manitoba Legislature, it would appear that there will be the trend for group partteB to go into the melting pot. Ont of this there will probably arise two parties, through not necessarily on the old lines. With the present rixporiehce, with all that it tends to, this Is quite within the region of probabilities, in the wisdom which, no doubt, exper-' ience .will dictate. At all events politi- cal parties in tho Dominion are in the process of making, anil from what appears to be confusion al; the pres- ent time there cannot but evolve some- thing of a cloavajso en clear cut Hues. Do You Know? 1. What Is "Tree of What birds are the longest-liv- ed? 3. How lone an ducks and recorded to have lived? 4. How does Canada get Its LI. What was the old name of Ot- tawa, and when was It fouaded? 6. Which province of Canada has thtt largeat number of and which least! MONDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. How came "Held the tort" to be Itnraoi tallied as a phrase? I'. What the origin ot phrase "By hook or by What was the of Good Hope originally called? 4. How came "Stonewall" to be apulleii to General Jackson? a. does the strawberry get its name? 6. What Sumptuary laws? ANSWERS 1. From its ase by General Sher- mau, who signalled it to General Corse from the top of Kenesaw in 1S64. 2. Formerly the poor of a manor were allowed to go into the forests with a hook and crook to get wood. What they could not reach they might pull down with their crook. 3. It was named the Cape of Storms by Bartholomew Dial, in US6. 4. It came to be applied to Thomas J. Jackson, one of tbe Confederate generals in the American Army, thus: General Bee, of South Carolina, ob- serving his men waver, exclaimed. "Look at Jackson's men: they stand like a stone wall." 5. Strawberry means Ithe "stray so called from the runners which stray from the parent plant in all directions. Laws limiting expenses of food and drew, or any luxury. (The oldest tree in the world. Mr. J. D. Higinbotham informs ns that the via trees in tie Garden of Gethse- mane are considered to be some of the oldest in the world, in that they are the trees which were there in the time of Christ. The olivo trees were cut down by Titus in the siege ot Jerusalem, and out of the trunks that were left sprang sprigs which are the olive trees of today. In respect to tbe Soma cypress, named the oldest tree, we have the author- ity of the Rev. W. Tuckwell. In the latter of these trees, tt may be men- tioned that there is a yew In Bnburn, Kent, which is said to be 9040 years old. The sequoias ot California are said to be several thousand years old, and the baobab of Cape Verdo 5000 years. It la. however, Impossible to place exact reliance on these estim- ates.) (Continued from front Page.) of 1920 was more one-third of the coal production of CaisuU, Al- berta had led the other in ZUTOCASE heard Zitto enter the the house, her mother's pleading cry "Dont" tkn skat. shot mother cried, "What wOl becomt of sty ckPdrev. Go tor a dee- tor." Dr. Ollvter wan called in, saM Mr. McDnnaM, and to aid Doctors Beeman and McDonald later perform- ed an operation on the deceased. Mrs. McDonaU made certain which he ww not at liberty to disclose accused, Jas. Zitto. who was a native of Sicily, Italy, had assisted in caring for the victim of his gunshot, which Mr. McDosjald confessed was to his credit, but concluding he said that "When any person comes into a wom- an's noun with a loaded revolw he Is potentially a murderer from the be- ginning. Mr. McCanl objected to the last statement, but his objection wu dUr- allowed. Dr. Olivier The first witness called by pros- ecution was Dr. James Olivier, Blair- more. The doctor related the story the tragedy insofar as his professional duties drew him into it. He said he had been called to the McDonald woman's home between 11 o'clock and 11.30 the Bight ot December IJtk, Chiet ot Police Carter called bJsn. OB discovering the deceased woman lying in her bed with a seriou-looklnf wonnd In the right ot her ab- domen, he advised an immediate opera- tion. doctor carried her to the hospital in Us car. He was asatoUd by Ckief Carter, Notts aad Zitto, the accused. Be called meman sad McDonald and wtih tkeir aid operated on tke woman sometime In the early hours of the morning of tho 14th ot Deeemh of Bullet SAD nm AT tWMMON SASKATOON, Mar. distil- ot Swauoo, HSU sure shortjr after mid- testnyliif eight or aloe aad osultnc Urge property IMM. No lives were lost, A hotel, pool nosa. tour .tore., aad two dwalltasB) were Two Plead Giahy LiMacleod Court For CUrttholm Rctm-Md Mai Let OC Buy For II n mi course at the downward, six perfora- tions were made In the bowel, tree blood was found in the abdominal cav- ity, and tke bullet had injured tke right ovary. She was still bleeding- internally. Shock from the gnukot and the operation coupled with a cer- tain amoint of peritonitis given by the doctor as the cause ot duath. He also assisted in the post mortem when the bullet was extracted. He bad marked the bullet, which was pro- duced ID court and identified by the witness. Croae-examtRed by counsel tor Ote defense, the witness said that Zitto ex- hibited great concern abont McDonald's condition. "Did the deceased make any state- ment to you, Mr. McCaal ask- ed. "I asked what was the matter and she replied; shot." Phetegrephed Body Tkomas Ctuhal, photographer ot was called and Wentined a photo of the dead body of Olive Me Donald the bullet hole wkick he had takeu. knew the body was that ot Mrs. Olive McDonald. Dr. Dr. Beeman, who is a' practising physician amd surgeon at Benevm, gave expert testimony corroborating; the evidence of Dr. Olivier with whom he was associated in the operation and antopey on Mr. McDonald. Dr. Beeman further testified that (Frost Onr Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Mar. 14. Supreme court opened Monday, March Hth, Iwtth Judge Ives presiding. After ar- ranging the cans, Fred Barton, of ClarMholm, was called, and was represented by J. K. Haslan. He ad- mitted killing hogs in bis field. After hearing the case, the learned judge asked him to pay MM tor the hogs and remain good for one year. Ji R. Lindsay, alias faster, next ap- peared ost a charge of forgery and laming checks for which he had no bank account, to which he pleaded guilty. Judge Ives talked like a father to him, and being a1 returned maa he was given only two months In Letkkrldge jail, to count from the time he was sent then awaiting trial. Andette and Valla were called. appeared and pleaded not guilty. Andette will be brought from Leth- Bridge Tuesday and asked to plead guilty or not guilty. Tke case from Nanton, of perjury, was called, but the accused did not appear. This case wjll be called again, when, the charged person will likely appear. A large number are in Macleod from Orannm, Claresholm ant tke nrrotmdlng country as wit- nesses aid Jurymen, m the several cases. Blalrmore and the Pass are well represented in connection with tke very Important case from Blair- more town. this respect. Alberta was also rich ln company with Manager Wilson of In oil resources and businessmen Mrs. Thompson patting up real money and making a the nuree. statement had been tsfcen from McDonald kefore the opera- tion. He did not know where that real effort to develop the oil Irrlaatlwi Big Preblem Mr. Buchanan declared that one of the most important problems was that the irrigation of the arid and semi- arid belts In Alberta and Saskatch- statement wss. stateBMnt hat evidently been lost for next day the witness said he could not find it. On cross-examination he admitted to hav- JU AIUCMLCl ttUlt I jZ He felt it was the duty of the! 1Bs taken statement from Dominion government to co-operate Mrs. McDonald. The court then adjourned nntn 10 with the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments in a survey which would o'clock Tuesday morntng. decide what sections were fit for ttg-l riculture. The great necessity was CRANBROOK WELCOMES irrigation snd in this lay the salvation ot the settlers in the dry In Alberta there were one million acres actually under irrigation; ac- res ready to be irrigated with exten- NEW BAPTIST PASTOR (F.row Our Own Correspondent) CRANBROOK, B. C., Mar. slews-planned to include five hundred pleasant function took place in thousand acres more. Under irriga- 'he Cranbrook Baptist Ckurch on tioa it was possible to develop agri- day1 evening last, when the congrega- culture, on five million acres in and some Wends of the other berta. It was the duty of the Domln- churches In the city extended an oW- ion to investigate and decide how i cisl welcome to the incoming pastor many acres could be irrigated and how much water was available. Finances the Crucial Matter Oue of. the difficulties with regard to irrigation projects was lack of money. Many organizations were pre- pared to go ahead if money was forth- of the church, Rev. W. T. Tapicott, who arrived the week previous from Calgary to take up .the work here. J. L. Palmer, tbe church treasurer, occupied the chair, and with him OB the platform were Rev. J. W. Utch, of Vancouver, superintendent of Bap- coming. Mr. Buchanan instanced that Missions In B. C., Rev. Mr. March- on one area seven million could have I bank, pastor of the Ternie Baptist been produced under irrigation. Church, Rev. R. W. Lee, pastor of the In the middle western states Methodist Church, Rev. F. V. value of Irrigation had been proved. I Harrison, rector of Christ Church, In 1919 the value of the crops 'raised i Principal W. M. Armstrong, of the on irrigated lands was greater than, school, J. M. Clarke, general see- the cost of the irrigation projects sup-1 "tary of the Y.M.C.A., and Mr. G. J. plying the water. Even in years best suited to farm- ing, Irrigated lands produced more wealth than dry lands. Another great problem in connec- tion with the. irrigation in Alberta and Saskatchewan was that thousands of settlers had spent all their money on developing their holdings which were Spreull, representing the Presbyterian board of managers. AH these iu short speeches joined very heartily in wel coming Mr. Tapscott, to the city, and extended best wishes to the congrega- tion for their welfare and growth in the future. Mr. Tapscott succeeds Rev. J. P. Sinclair, who left the city last fall now practically worthless. It was up jtor California, where he intended to to tho government to go to their res-1 pursue further studies. Musical nuni- cue and Install modern irrigation ays-1 thc Program interspersed with terns. this was not done these speeches on Friday, and a supper pie would have to move but of 8erved "7 Ol tha country. congregation to those present. MILK RIVER HAS NEW SOCIAL CLUB GROTON NEWS CFrom Our Own Correspondent) GROTON, Mar. part of the country has been visited by a snow storm and still looks very unsettled. The new telephone was placed In Groton last week. Several farmers tried ploughing last week. Not a very large crowd attended the Literary and dance at Holm berg's last Friday, the weather being so bad. Mr. E. O. Hlckling. a former resi- dent of Groton, arrived here yesterday from Ills home In Carlsruha, Ontario. Mr. Hickling expects to crop bis farm in this vicinity. His raaay friuds were glad to sea him onr.t again. Kveryone is looking for a big time this evening. As several U.F.A. speak- (From Our Own Correspondent) MILK RIVER, Mar. social cl'ub known as the Milk River Club was inaugurated Thursday evening by a banquet and entertainment in tbe club rooms over the Ellert thea- tre. Thc banquet, In charge ot tke lady members, was perfect in every detail. The tonst-llst followed mder the direction ot the president, Dr. G. N. Giles, and (he replies ot mem- bers, especially those of Still, Hemming, Thompson and Castes, caused much hilarity. Carie, mitolc aad dancing completed program. The commodious crab comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated and with a congenial w benhlp, the success, of Ike KTZIKOM REPORTS- SIX INCHES OF SNOW (From Our Own Correspondent) BTZIKOM, Mar. and Mrs. Caswell returned home to west of town Tuesday, after spend, ing the winter months in Fermte, B.C. Mrs. Frankish from Foremost visit- ed with her daughter, Mrs. Bob Hen- derson between trains Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Ertckson entertained the Young Folk's club Tuesday evening, and they all report a good time. Mrs. Erlckson and family left Wed- nesday morning for B.C., to join Mr. Erickson; they expect to make their home there. Mrs. Crawford is entertaining the young folka this evening. The U.F.A. are holding a meeting and concert tomorrow evening. Nearly six inches of now fell here in the last few days, so we are hav- lag winter again. Local market price for butter in 40c per pound, and eggs 35c a doten. On account of the storm the whist club was sot able to go to play at Domdale last night. I MM! 10 HOLD AWAIR Principal Mmtr Enthusias- tic Support of Stv.nl (fnm Onr Own MAGRaTH, liar, Magrath wiV have a aehool fair this year. A meet- Ing was called one afternoon last week by Principal Mercer ot the pub- lic school and everyone present wus in favor of supporting the movement. Mr. Mercer explained the purpose and benefit ot the school fair and then asked the representatives present for their opinion and support. W. H. Hindley represented the town coun- cil, J. T. Stetle, the school board, Elmer Ttlrio, the agricultural society, F. J. Bradshaw, the U.F.A., Mrs. Wood, the Women's institute, and Mrs. U.F.W.A., Arthur Spen- cer, the rural schools. All spoke favorably and said their organization would support the school. The organ- ization was formed as follows: Presi- dent. J. A. Mercer, principal of school Vico-presMent, Miss Margaret Wat- son; Secretary-treasurer, N. L. Head, and a general committee to ccfnsist of one member of each organization above mentioned appointed by such organisation. We regret to note the death on Sunday morning of Lorains, 13-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Rich. The boy has been seriously ill for the past week and everything possible has been done for him but death came. One sad feature Is the tact that the mother has been away in tho States the past few months for the benefit of her health and was sent for and arrived home Just a few hours before death came. The sympathy of all the people goes put to the bereaved family. They are widely known throughout the south being among the first settlers here. Mr. W. H. Henderson tor a long time connected with the Bank of Montreal here, has been transferred to Raymond where he Is now man- ager of the Bank of Montreal. Mr. and Mrs, Henderson were the guests at many social functions last week. The last of the series of whist drives held during the winter, was held on Monday evening. The prises were won by Mrs. Minnion and Mr. Powel. Miss (ioC who was here de- monstrating Royal goods as- sisted the ladies In serving coffee and jello. ice cream and sake. The Royal Shield articles were donated by Grant and Dairies. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wood were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday evening by a number of friends, the occasion being to say good bye as Mr. and Mrs. Wood will reside at the sheep ranch north ot Retlaw. Mrs. Babcock entertained a nomber of lady on Friday afternoon. A pleasant afternoon was spent, and a delicious luncheon served. The Character Ball Friday evening was not a very Coot success aa re- gards the charactero. A large crowd was present hot only about 20 in cos- tume. Saturday afternoon the Children's Character Ball was a great success, and nearly every child present being in costume. PICKED UP IN PASSING 0 R TBB 0 T HAN Edward Klrkland, Bt Thomas, was sentenced to two years la Outaiui Reformatory for Indecent assault Blyth. citlxens carried the Hydro-Electric by-law by a majority ot 111. Frank Splem. of Htliburton, was In- stantly killed when teaming logs OB au ice road. Wasyl Godaola, a Russian, who at- tempted suicide by uuttlug hli throat. In Sudbury. was sentenced to two months In Burwash. Win. R. Kerr, Windsor, while at the theatre hud 40 cages ot liquor and several cases of wind and champagne stolen from his cellar. Rev. A, .T. Mann, who is leaving Brussels to take charge of the New- market Presbyterian Church, was pre- sented 'With a purse of gold. A Bolshevik uprising has broken out at Batuni. Thousands of persons, in addition to the Allied missions and members of the Georgian government, are leaving. Tlw town of Hamborn, five northeast of Rhurort, was included iu the area of Germany under occupation by the allies in an order issued Mon- day. A reduction of .approximately 20 per cent, in all working forces with the exception of train and engine crews was ordered by the Erie rail- road Monday. Armour and Co. have called an elec- tion in all of Its plants for Tuesday for the employees to choose repre- sentatives to form an industrial de- mocracy, in which the workers and employers will have equal representa- tions. In anticipation oC a good movement of general packet freight and grain through the Great Lakes this coming season ot navigation, the Canada Steamship Lines is recalling five of its ocean-going vessels to "the lake and river routes. Postal inspectors in Toledo announc- ed the recovery of worth ot the loot in the million dollar Toledo postotfice robbery of February 17. More than of the bonds was recovered in New York City, iu Detroit and in Philadelphia. In accordance with thi order of the board of railway commissioners, date January 14, 1921, the rate of exchange in cosmecUon with shipments of freight between points in Canada and the United States from March 15 to March 31 inclusive, will be 14Vi per cent, and the surcharge on said traffic will be 9 per cent The St. Patrick's Day para'de this year will be a teat of strength between the two Irish.factions in New the adherents of Bum win De Valera. "president of the Irish Republic" and the Friends of Irish, Freedom ral- ly to the leadership ot United States Supreme Court Justice Daniel F. Co- halan. nPERRAHN stew, roast duck, broiled quail, planked (had, steamed oysters and bright, fragrant good things all come Iron Virginia. SENATOR SMOKING Is the very cream of the choicest bright Virginia to retain all rich flavor. Thoroughly satisfying in the "Deliciously Fragrant" In ISc. and pwmA Tim.