Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE. TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 1920 TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 81 Edriwhtcto Hears That Ottawa May Rettuseto Rumor is Cauriag UMUUMW v and Gorernment Prepares To Operate Line Mean while Opposition Pre- paring'.for Biggest Political Fifht of StMion (SDtcUl to Benin) EDMONTON, March falo the Edmonton, Dunvegan and B. C. Hallway, as regards Its being taken tf over by the-Fedcr.il Oovernment.as a part of tbe nitfqnil railways, Is Ing in tho balance, with "tho odd; the federal authorities buying tt. This Information from certain members o( tho opposition is confirmed by provincial ministers In close touch with Ihe slluatlon, who are hopeful, nevertheless, that the die ho cast m'favor of federal owner- ship of the line. Taking no chances, however, Premier Slewart and his ministers are preparing a program involves tbe appropriation of at least Improvements on the E. D. anil B. C. this summer. It, as somis ominous reports from Ottawa tbe federal authori- ties turn down'tho proposal to take 'over the E.'D! an3 B. C. the provin clal legislature will undoubtedly be plunged in the biggest political figlil since.tho was first rnis cit In the province. HeiorG opposition members agree to anyr approufiallbp for rehabllitallnf the McA'rtbur lines, they demand that every item of., information in. connec- tion wilh their-building be made lie U Premier Stewart In pursuance of his of publicity In connection Svlth" all puplic affairs agrees'to't'hi.s .course, there. undoubt- edly will he sensational rattling1- of old DECISION SHORnjjON NATURAL to The Herald) EDMONTON, MarchNe'-The Premier laid BRITISH ;HAVE RAISED HUGE tf treasure worth been since tho war British Isles. The Ileilortf, and tho Re- liant, two 'vessels that vere bought by. a British cou- 4 cern American navy. have a new. en oiy-.v acctylene.nanif) which is cd under.-waUr for culling holes In the 'sides of Bubaierg- cd vessels. of the house t. acting prime at: to one written by Premier Stewart en February 9th last; Ebert Government Refuses ToNegotiateWithVonKapp; Troops Likely to Clash Soon Lethbridge Sale This Year] T 1 LUDENUUKt'P HRLPS REBELS Tax v j Premier Stewart Declares Cities I Must Abide by General PRINCE Both Government-and.Liberals To Discuss Be Taken'-'on Bill naval policy is to be dlscuued, It It urderatoocl, at a caucus of any; which' been called for tomorrow morn- ing. It it .expected there' wili be a full discussion of the 'report on naval by Adrnlra! Jelli- cbe, and djtelisslpn will have mucfi to do with.the drawing up of the' -bill. by. the gov- ernment. Just when-thai be prob-. Liberal? house will also miet irj caucut .tomor- jt .is expected -thej'r discutiioji be alona somewhat 'jirntlarlliiei.- The franchiie.blll.brought down- latt week by.Jbhri.'Huah Gulhrle also probably will .conie in for some discussion, and it Is expect- ed that the government bili will becomeVcrystaliied.' Mr. Buchanan Gels Post Office] 'Department to Heed Turin j Complaint (Special to the Hcralit) OTTAWA, March A. Chanan M.IV has succeeded in gelling tbe postoftico department to ask for tenders again (or the carriage ot-malls io Ihe Turin, Picture 3iuttc anil Iron Springs postotllces. Dleprescnlations were inaue from the Inlter communities tbat they objected to a proposed change from Lethbridge to Coaldale, and'Mr. Buchanan placed the 'arguments, advanced before the department, with the result that a promise has foeen made Jo ask for tenders for carrying malls by tbe pros- ent route. That does not mean that I Coaldale may'not bo chosen. If the! tenders 'or that routo are much low-1 er-thau by tho change might bo made. Now Looked for OTTAWA, March Leidina of parliament are pre- dicting thut the ienlon will end by about May I" of thit contention they point to the that fuljy two saved on the debate on the ad- dress in reply to the speech from the throne which" last con- tinued from February 20 to March 18. Then, It Is pointed out, there is apparently little legislation' of very contentious niture to come before the house, so they are hopeful of reaching prorogation by the above mentioned Sale Act and Legislature Upholds Him j -Onecial to The EDMONTON, Mnrch s loposhl that the city council bo given uthority, in ils discretion, to hold ale ot taxes in arrears for 1919, was nocked on the head in the legisla; urc Monday night and killed, -Avlth ittlo mourning. Despite a strong plea rom Gen. J. S. Stewart (opposition) .etbbrldge, whose home city is ask; ng virtually the same thins in Us charter amendments, cud an argu- ment from Col. Kelson Spencer (oppo Medicine Hal, that Ihe -city council knew best what they wanlcJ the legislature refused to make tba exception to the general provincia sale act. Both Premier Chas. Stewart and Hon. A. 0. McKay, minister of muni- cipalities, expressed strong .opposi- tion on. the subject, declaring'that Ilia cities have Io learn-to'collect their the sooner the belter. When Col. Snencer argued' that Iho reason why Calgary' wanted to.-ho.it] off the JSUUaijiTrea'ri trpm because of Jllie; large amount o.t land that would'be sold tor 1017 'aiij, 131S McKay pointed, out Ina it would be of no benefit to the .city, because Iho land in arrears would not ho paying taxes'anyway; the "city might just "as well havo possession, oven if it could ntit'find a purchaser. All other amendments toHhb Calgary charter went through wilh little or no discussion. Cities Must Pay i Andrew 'Gilmbur (opposition) la combe, pointed out that a number c tho cities aro beiiind in their, pay inenls ol the supplementary revenue lax, 'Medicine Hat and Wetaskiwiu not having paid in any of this-tax separate years. Sir. (Jilmoui though it was about time that the rura municipalities quit financing the citie of tbe province. J. H. Kemmis (oppo sitlon) Pincher Creek, raised a lang when he asked Mr. McKay If it woul he perfectly logical for the provlni to sell out the cities which had failei to pay the supplementary -revein tax. Mr. 'McKay hinled lhat Hie mumc pal department was preparing lo r after the delinquents with a sha stick. PRINCE OF WALES SAILS ON TOUR SAN March 15. Admiral WclleB, com- uiandant (local naval base, received'jjvprd from the navy department lalo today -iniit'tiio UrillSh -baltlo cruiser wlW llio, ,1'rinco of Wales as sleamcd Tho 'RbnowTi, according to a revised Bcbejuic just re- ceived hero, '.will not arrive at Diego until April "111. Eberl's Cabinet Decides .Against Proposal of Revolutionists toReach Agreement-Old Government. Btabhshed at Stuttgart and Calls Assembly to Meet Wednesday in Grip of General Strike and Crisis Expected There Today. r the Press) crI.U of the new SUCCEEDS LANE' LONDON, March new government at Berlin held n cab- inct council last night which was attended by Gen..Ludendorff, for- mer of thi German army, according to a dispatch to the Exchange Tele- graph Company from Berlin by way of Amsterdam. SEATTLE HOLD-UP SEATTLE, Wash.', March. Two masked men early today held up the internal revenue office here and escap- ed with WASHINGTON, March Barton Pnyno retired today as elm. man of tbo shipping bcianl and was: sworn in as secretary of the interior succeeding Franklin K. Ixine, wlio resigned on March. 1. It is expected that Hear Admiral William S. Heiison will "OK named chairman of tho ship- ping board. Miles oE .in.ljani- day's News Service Vi'ien Replying Mention The Herald ST. PAUL, Minn., March orihVvest today was in the srip c lie ol the worst blizzards ot the win r! 'in Xorlll and Sou t akola and Weslcrn Canada, heav wera piling up drills of sno mV seriously interfering- witn hot ail nnd wire commuuieation. In some e'ctibns It was reported thai mile fter-'mile ot telephone and telegraph p'olcs had been blown down.-. Wko Eer-, to South Dakota from lha Twin Cities I'lrliially was cut off yesterday. The storm began early yesterday heavy gale. This morning there was no indication ot a let-uii. The big blizzard has Manitoba in its grip today, wilh the result iba'. iniles of C-PK-' wire are down In'lUc vicin- ity of Portage la Prairie. The "csnlt tho Canadian _Prejs Iwsed wire -from western lieadqunrters at Winnipeg is not working. Meanwhile the Herald, in common w-th ether dally newspapers west of Portage, ii securing its news service via Vancou- y'pr, from the Associated Prcsi', con- WOULD -'ABROGATE TREATY p General von Sent to Legislature for -Amend- ments Provided TENANTS GET CHANCE TO SECURE HBLI (Special lo The IIcrpM) EDMONTON, March very little dispute, the'legislature Monday liazfcil lliroagli committc.0 of the whole, and sent up for third reading Hill No. 22 empowering municipal dis- nw.u Irlcts to borrow money on government, .nections being available wit.i Sw.il e, i Io grnnt reiicf to setllers. aud thus by southern lines wilh Ihe I P. head ofdco at Now York. Cana- dian news is therefore curtailed lint a very complele report of tbe Gcrr.ian crisis'is being'supplied Herald ers.-by means ot llio improvised vice. gran .re WM .lefinea relief to include foil: der and grain for animals, fuel for -f ST. PAUL, Minn., March Statement issued at stale head- quarters of Major-General Leonard Wood today claimed that Wood carried every county in the state night's Republican pretl- dentlil preference primary; Wood delegates would be In con- trol at the state convention here Saturday and the delegation to the national convention would be instructed to support the Wood j candidacy, Fatality Occurs Coal Creek Mine Fire Boss Dead "'fKuccIa! Id lh.. HcrnlOl -Jlarch fatal accl- dnnt occurred toiiay at tho Coal Creek mines ot the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, when Matlhcw Turnhull, flrc boss in No. 1 North mine, was in- sUiifly killed by a cave-In of rock, rrha.deceased man was well and fav- orably known In Fcrntc, having un- successfully' contested, for aldermanlc honors last year. He wns'32 years o! ngo and leaves'a wife and two chll- drcn TUrnbull In n ilnughlcr of Andrew fcccs, Sr., of this city. Closfer Cooperation of Government Greatest Need in Effort Being Made To Extend Irrigation, South Alberta iier iinn the household and [ood for the appli- cant and bis family or dependent. The reiicf may be authorized to be llstrihutecl by any municipal district on oi-dcr o: Hie lieiilenant-govcinor in council on a-rjromissory note bearing the stamp the provincial govern- ment. Municipal district councils are giv- en powers to pass bylaws for the dis- tribution of such relict without a vote of the electors. Promissory iioles are to he signed by. the reeve of the muni- cipal district and Iho sccrelary-lreM- v.rcr and mado payable at a dale not later than December 31 ncxi. lie pursuing can be judged. Struggle Tor Supremacy BERLIN, Maun Aisoclat ed two govern-1 ments-the new in Berlin and the old in SluUgarl-are still locked in a strugglo for suprcmaei rp ports through Paris tojas. reiterate tbat arc in progress. lor a'compronilae, the.Kbert government in Stuttgart Is equally pos ttve. that no compromise cun bo consWerert. On the face of the announcements Third bv the rival governments today prom- ired to witness ihe beginning of a de- termined contest for control 1 Chancellor Kapp already the the strong Soc- used lo com Against clares.....-.....-- Ijo taken Immediately. In Stuttgart, President Bhert and his followers not only denied Ihe 10- port cilrrent yesterday tlmt'im agree- ncnt had been reached with Iho Kapp i forces, but declared there could be no I ncgollallona escept upon tho basis o( unconditional surrender by Dr. happ. Chancellor Kapp toilay ordered the release of Ibe Bauer cabinet minister nnd other Individuals who had been detained, with the exception of Prlnco .loachim Albrecht of Prussia, who was In the anti-French demon VON HINDENBURG NOT A REVOLUTIONIST 1 zene'rar'strlko. Against this he ne- that most drastic measures will, COPENHAGEN, March 15. Field'Marshal von Hindcnburs. former conimander-in-chlef of lh nn Uie has already done get money cheaper than tho Dominion. All the Irrigation development in Albcrla.over a considerable period would not reach thirty million Iho amount tne Dominion tins taken over in railroad gnar.intces from the province. Further irrigation means -assurance ol cronb to the farmers bill assurance to the province against direct expanillturcs every ycaiMir so for relief, It menu en Page1 Four.) Gen. Currie to Visit City on NextTripWest (Sptcial to Wt Herald) OTTAWA, Marcli Oanerpl Sir Arthur com- mander in chief ol Canada's forces in tho great war, will visit Lith- bridqo on Ills next trip to West- ern Canada. He has flivcn tins promise to W. A. Buchanan, M. p. The Lethbridge Local Coun- cil of Women, throuijh Miss den, asked the .Lethbridge mem- ber to Invite General Citrrie to speak under their auspices when he visits the city, and he has agreed to do so. He Is not cer- tain when he will make hit next trii> west, but he has definite y Include his Itinerary. impiicyiuii i" strallon at Iho Hotel Adlon, and Dr. l.cw the Communist leader. The embargo on-tho Berlin.press also was lifted bnl the editors were warned that1 their journals uwould bo suppressed if they were loiind gullly of malicious criticism of tho new gov- ernment The slrikc, however, lied up Ibe big-newspaper plants. Fusilades In-Leipzig DEBL1K, March oc- curred ugaln yeslorday afternoon In various parls of Leipzig, especially r the general post ofllce and a number of persons were killed or wounded, a dispatch from. Leipzig s-ys Tho middle 'Of tho town has been entirely cordoned off br troops. Twenty Were Killed LONDON. March M.-Diirlne a demonstralton at Leipzig ycsterdaj Iroops'fired on a more than.20 persons and wounding about sisly. says tho Copenhagen correspon- dent ot tho Central News. More Troops For Kapp BERLIN, March td troop reinforce- ments were received today new government here. They marched into Berlin from nearby garrisons. Chancellor Kapp, who was car- ried Into or! the bayonets th'fee days ago, thus tar has been able to produce only military backing for his gov- ernment. The basis of his pol- ilical authority which he claims, continues to be a matter of mys- tery.__________________. o.rP.isa Two Are Killed In ;ary Explosion ScoonJ Avenue, at 0.30 this morning. fharlcs Wllford, an assistant cngm- i cr-r nnd Frank Gram, the manager, snffcvcd fatal injuries, dying n little i ialcr while W. J. Clennan suffered a the cxploHion. but t dio disaster occurred in a her whore these tanks were seal en. Wiltord was in this room at cither ot acclylene or ojcy- at the plant r. tho Air a Cojiipany at First Street tost and lime and his death was lusiamsn- Oram was just opening tho rtoot ol the chamber when tbe explosion place and he was struck by the heavy iloor and hurled ten fool His skull hurl.