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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta HML ENRON -VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION LETHBR1DGK, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1821 FIRST SECTION 1 TTOTE PAGES NUMBERM THE CRIME WAVE AgricMttaral Department Esti- of Discnpanries MJCIBX CANNON i PRAISES TOLM1E OTTAWA, IS.-tCsn. I'rtm.l! Uio.discuHlon tit igrlenlturil! In house Kit night in (he of snpnly. Hon. Dr.'. in defending tha proposed: "role u' an increase of 110.-' over USD. tar the enforcement ot. the LKIS tractive inwct and J'est Act.; thit Lho department wan making i-emarfcable headway in Ibis regard, i .1. A. MibarK. Maple- Creek, ei-: pressed the view mat the salary paid to technical exports In tho agricul-! tarsi department I'.ir below that iniiti corresponding -employees in I uti'.tr (loiiartmanta. Vile clerks. he iiiciUloncd. In sumo branches recolv-: il more than professors of. agricul- j ture. Seeming discrepancies between the L tahries paid employees worn tiled by opposition jviemberr.i. One of was the rase of n translator! who SIBOO a year, while a' junior ti-unlator receives J1550. Dr. Tolmie eiplatced that this was the j remit of 'civil service classification i dishing with a special act providing; for an appointment.- Department Under Fire OTTAWA, Mar. depart- ment of agriculture was under fire in! the houae today. It was the first oc- vision this cession of. the house being i In supply. Xor was the supply mo-1 ,tion carried without some lively pre-[ liminhries'. last session the leader of the 'op- position, declared that in future hs would pa 'UUwilling to let interim supply pass. Today he opposed the votinjr nt supply ou the ground that tho foil report of the andltor-gen- ortl (which contains details of the vear'i expenditures) not before the house delay." Mr. King heatedlyde- "is u deliberate device hy the government to prevent parliament from having'tlie information to which It is entitled." And, Mr. King charged, cabinet mln- istrfm were away in Spain, England, eicept in Ottawa altendinj to business. Premier's Retoit The premier sharply retorted that there was nothing in the situation to warrant either the heat or tho tone of Mr. King's remarks Nothing has been done by the gov- ernment to defer presentation of the auditor-general's report. It was mere- ly a question of tho physical labor of. prejantatlon and, volumes ot the report had been tabled. Under .the Lalirier administration the present delay had heen greatly On the other hand, Hon. W. S. Fielding, who wan minister ot finance in the Laurier administration, claimed that when the Liberals were in pow- er, such delays as the present were Unknown, Criticism, in on the agri- culture estimates lay largely against expenditure on the contral experi- mental farm at Ottawa. GETS TWO YEARS Mast Pay JJHlfon Marks By March gild Remainder First Pnyawnt By May Jury in Verdict on Charge After Being Out Only Short Be Imprisoned in the Lethbridge Action After Shooting in Favor. in the Montgomery Advertiser. CITY MANAGER PLAN j ASKED BY MEDICINE HAT IS NOT FAVORED] Several of Municipal Law Committee Object to BUnket CUute in 'Hat to Know Definitely If Stood Over. (gaeciil EDMONTON, -AIU., March Hi- Medicine Haft proposal to appoint a city manager to work under the direc- tion ot the eooteU-wu the occasion ot a wrangle muni- cipal law of the legislature on Wednelday After objec- tions had been -Voiced ,by A. F. Ewing (Opposition) rfirht wiui leader, Hon. C. R. Slitchell, treasurer, and several other members to passing the propOMl without further details of what authority the manager is to have, the clause in the 'Hat charter was I finally stood bver. Meanwhile the Medicine Hat council will be asked to furnish a written statement of just what duties it is proposed to confer on such a manager. Vote For Pull Ticket. Ross Centre tions from Mr. Koss, W. M. Davidson, North Calgary, and Mr. Kwing. Numerous objections to a clause limiting the city voting franchise to only one of two or more tax payers in a household, or wife, or one child, resulted in its being struck out. The committee, however approved another i clause making British subjects born I or naturalized only eligible to the j municipal vote. I LEVY ON APRIL i I LONDON, Mr. house of commona .Mtn the consent of i the today decided i that Hi niijMu reparationc'bill i providing levy of 50 per i cent, on the price of Im- i ported GenrrtBf goods, shall not come Into until March 31. I The mcaaurfl paaaed its second I reading In the commons on Mon. I i ULTIMATUM TO GERMANY PARIS, Man. ItV-The allied rt- paratiena eenilaiion in its not: to Germany fulfilment i of Article) 231 of the peace treaty, notified tht 'German government it muat one billion gold marks before March 23, it was announc- ed today. The, money muat be deposited In 4ttf lank of France, Bank of England or the Federal Reaarvc Ban'fc of the United States, Germain wat told. It muat the payment cf gold mirks by May 1. The commiaawn gave Germany until April 1 to submit a propoaal to pay tht balance of the marks otherwise than in cash. Germany may submit a plan for a fertlgn loan by April procteda of which shall be pay- able to the commission. The commiaalon announced that Ger- many had virtually refueed to pay the balance, aawrting the hail fully paid. (By a Staff Reporter.) MACLEOD, Mar. Zitto, fhe Italian miner i of Bteirmore who on the night of Dec. 12 last shot Mrs. Olive McDonald, also of Blairmore, with the result that she died a few days later, was this afternoon found "guilty of manslaughter" by the jury after a two-day trial. Zitto was sentenced by Mr. Justice Ives to two years less one day in the Lethbridge jail, the sentence to run j S from Dec. 14 last. It was fairly, evident after the conclusion of the csse and the retirement of the jury to bring in their verdict that manslaughter would be the verdict. There was no effort on the part of the defense to establish that Zitto had not done the shooting. That it was accidental was the principal plea of the defense, and the fact that Zitto made no effort to escape but did everything he could to help her after having given her the death wound counted strongly in his favor. Bolshevik to Cease Propaganda Outside That Country is i One of Clauses NEWSPAPER CALLS PACT "UNCLEAN THLNG" Mar. agreement under which commercial relations will he resumed by Great Britain and Russia, was signed hsrc his morning hy representatives of tue MACLEOD; Mar. jury in the Zitto case went out at 12.30 noon. The defense finished its case and addresses of counsel and of Mr. Justice Ives were all concluded during the morning session mrv is ex- pected to be out about one hour. The jury is ex- Basis of LONDON, Mar. Signature of (Contiuued on Page I) Fernie Miner s Sudden Death John Glover Succumbs to Heart Failure to Which He WM Subject presented objections of a number of Medicine Hat labor men to proposals to certain amendments dealing with voting rights of Medicine The chief controversy was Over one clause compelling voters to vote for the full number of candidates named on a ballot. The committee 'fl'nally passed the clause over strong objec- Dr. Blow Trots Out Hardy Perennial Railway Speech Charges in Budget Debate That Albnrta Hag Lost Sixteen (From Our Owu Correspondent) FERNIB, Mar. Glover, a foung men, living at Coal Greet, sue- Climbed to heart, failure, to which he liad heon subject, today and his re- Inaina were brought on the af- ternoon mine tralD. Young Glover was about twenty-one Vears of age and was a ot the Glover family, one of the oldest [amtliei that have lived here. His tather was one ot tha victims ot the frf.a.t explosion of May 22nd, 130 lives were lost. The tamllv, excepting John, live at Cumberland. Vancouver Island, having removed fcntn Fertile to that placa a few years MJOUT TIME TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS OTTAWA, Mar. Canadian Income tax ro- ll of salaries. and dlvl- lends paid by Individuals or corpora- lions must be in by March 31. Re- of tha Individual's Income and if the income of corporations muft 4 aubntttod by April 30. Allies May Extend Occupation Zone Preparatory to Putting Into Ef- fect Regulations to Collect Customs DU1SBURG, Mar. French forces have arrived here from sections 0? Germany occupied hy the French and belief, is thoir coming may (Special to the Herald) EDMONTON, Mar. speak- en on the budget in the legislature at the night session were Dr. T. H. Blow, opposition, South Calgary, and Alex Ross, Labor, Centre Calgary, both of whom attacked the government from various angles. Dr. Blow's speech was ot a satlrlctl nature and he pro- voked a storm of laughter from all sides when ho took the part of W. M. Davidson, government. North Cal- gary, in the private.war which the, latter is waging with Hon. George P. Smith, government, minister of educa- tion. Recalling Mr. Davidson's edi- torials in a morning Calgary news- paper, that wasjoo much for the province to. pay. for Mr. Smith to make three speeches to a convention of school trustees, Dr. Blow convulsed the members when he remarked: agree with the member from North 'Calgary, but I read the tiguro Hit Old Standby The gist of Dr. Blow's upMth was hia usual presentation of railway sta- Mstion in on effort to prove that the province had already lost in accumulated Interest payments i alone on the northern railway lines. Provincial Treasurer Mitchell char- acterized Dr. Blow's flgurei as "im- possible." Mr. Ross accused the government of lack at interest in labor and social legislation and crlticlged the treasur- er's budget speech for alleging pro- vlncial prosperity when "men are walking the streets out ot employ meM." expressed that foreshadow the occupation of Mulheim-on-Ruhr, a town about four miles east of here toward Essen. Although the allies recently occupied the rural commune of Hamborn, garrisons havo not been established. How to Make Hum Pay COBLENZ, Mar. to be followed in collecting customs in the new tariff; zone established along the Rhine by allied forces been outlined in a report sent to the allies by the Rhineland commission. The report also outlines the zone which would begin at Mulheim, anil run along the Rhine to the extreme posts of the newly-occupied territory of the bridgeheads established by the allic General Allen, commander of the United States forces here, has par- ticipated unofficially ill discussions of questions regarding the tariff and the limits ot tho new zono, The German Protett BERLIN, Mar. the protest to tha League of Nations against the infliction of penalties, the German government claims that (.he only pro- visions in tho treaty affecting this question are paragraph 18 of appeiv dlx two to part eight and >he concluc! ing.sections.pt article 42S and article 430. These, it is declared, do not ad- mit of any fresh occupations of Ger- man territory beyond tho territory i By a Staff Reporter.) MACLEOD. March dying Vaccination Under Debate An Amendment to Health Act Brings Question Under Fire in Legislature (Special to the Herald) EDMON7TON, Mar. subject of_ compulsory vaccination waa raised in" the legislature Tuesday afternoon In the consideration ot Bill 31, amend- ing the public health act. Major Jan. Lowry, opposition, Alexandra, said that the legislature -had .never made any definite ruling calling for com- pulsory vaccination, and on this ac- count objected to the wording amendment reading: CAny executive officer who Is cer- 3d by tha provincial board to be capable of performing vaccination or may vaccinate or Inocu- late any person required to be vac-______ __ ciliated under the provisions of the and I think ho had been drinking, pUblic health act or the regulations. 8DIi he put his arms around me and made thereunder.'.' I Mr. Zitto must have seen him through Mr. Lowry contended that tbe word-' Ing ot tho amendment recognized compulsory vaccination. Here C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasiffsr and min- ister of health, argued that the bill went no further than existing legisla- tion In this respect but merely ox- tended authority to vaccinate to offic- ials not having it now. Mrs. L. C. McKInney (Non-Partisan) Claresholm, remarked that great caution would have to be exercised as "somo sani- tary officers are not In the bast of condition when they arrlvev at towns to carry on their work." Mr. Mitchell thought the fear of compulsion might be eliminated if the words "any per- son required to be vaccinated" were changed to "any person desiring to be vaccinated." After some wrang- ling, the section waa allowed to stand, over for consultation with officials of the department of health. Other Man's Part in Zitto Murder Case Tangle Told in Dying Woman's Story Evidence Tend, to Show That Pinckney'i Seen By Zitto Enraged Him, with Tragic Rule. Out Statement Made By McDonald to Her to Take Out of Jury'. Not Allowed. of the dead woman. This ruling also eliminated the testimony of Mrs. Potion and Mrs. Thompson, nurse, who were present when a statement was made bv Olive McDonald just prior to her deatli that "Be (Zitto) meant to shoot ma or therq would have been a in his pocket." i Lordship in making this vital ruling, a distinct gain for the defence, refused to allow this evidence declaration of Mrs. Olive McDonald, a statement that may go a long way to- ward saving Jim Zitto, her alleged slayer, from the gallows, was produc- ed as eVidence today- in the trial now on, here before Mr. Justice Ivea of the supremo court. deposition was taken and sworn to before Police Mas-i ut, tu istrate James W. Gresham, and reads j tDa, ihe statement as follows: showed that she had been influenced "The deposition of 'Mrs. Olive Me- b a wJHl SQme person at- Donald, lying In Blajrmore hospital and given to me voluntarily, she lying In fear of death although quite con-1 _ scloua, asking me to see that her call-1 dron are not separated, and to see that the household effects are sold and pro- ceeds giv'en to the children. "Mrs. McDonald states as follows: On Monday night about a quarter to eleven, December 13th, 1920, Harold Pinkney was thero talking with me Continued on Page Four. (Continued on Page 4) CRIMEAN WAR VETERAN DIES ALAMEDA, Cal., Mar. Reid Friar, aged SO, veteran of the Crimean war, died nere Tuaa- day. He was widely known at'a cwordsman of great skill, giving exhibitions in iwordtmanthip in Australia, South America, Canada and the United States. IMPERIAL COMMISSION WILL PROBB EMBARGO LONDON, Mar, 15__Tht em- bargo against the exportation of Canadian cattli to Great Britain will tht subject an Inquiry by an Impartial vcommlulon, Pre- mier Lloyd Gtorga IntlmaMd to a deputation of agricultural mem- bers of itnighL Hi Price In Winnipeg Down WINNIPEG, Mar. Effec- tive tomorrow milk prieea (n Win- nipeg will be reduced 1 cent, the prices being 14 cents for quarts and 8 centt for pintt. the window. Zitto came in and order ed Pininey out. after asking him what he was doing there, he was on business. right have you to kiss this] I told Harold to go when I Zitto had a gun-In his vest pocket, and I 'pushed Zitto. against the kit- chen iloor going into tho sitting rooro and-the gun went off. Tile gun was a little automatic. Zttto swore he did Tears in Evidence As Little Clara Tells Her Story the trade agreement by which Britain and Russia will resume commercial relations was expected hero tonigbt. It -was reported the hoard of trade. after bavins carried on- with Leonid Krassiu. representative of tho Russian BolsSerik government. had re-written several clauses which had' presented considerable difficulty in the vast. The principle that Rus- sia will cease all propaganda outside, of that country and that Britain will observe neutrality regarding Russian internal affairs, won given due recog- nition in the clauses which, were al- tered. Newspaper Comment The fact that the trade agreement was about to be signed revived In this morning's newspapers the con- troversy regarding the expediency ot such a move. The Morning Fost iu Ian editorial "The Unclean vehemently iuveighed against I the agreement and argued that its sis- nature "would inevitably involve re- cognition of the soviet regime which I is blackened by every crime and the agents' of which are plotting the de- struction ot every civilized state." this agreement." the news- "British traders eventually will become recoivers of stolen goods." The Chronicle, on the other hand.- approved of the agreement on the ground that "the world can no longer afford to leave Russia outside the pale of eomiiwrcial intercourse." Toe declared it expect-- ti trade with soviet Kuisia would re- Hive unemployment in Great Britain, saying: "Talk about blood-stained gold is the meaningless rhetoric of blind hatredv" The Fight for Patrograd COPENHAGEN. Mar. Fifty thousand men have been gathered at tile Russian fortress of Kronstadt and this number is increasing daily, saya a J-Ielfuiigfors dispatch, quoting H Red Cross worker who had Just arrived there from Kronstadt. An organiza- tion of Russian emigrants in this city has been informed in a wireless dis- patch that Kronitadt is receiving pto- visious amhhas sufficient ammunition lor throe yeira. f Victor TchernoS. who was 'minister of agriculture in tho Kereusky cabi- net 'in 1917. the organizer of the couuter-.-evolution, it is declared by the Polliilien. -He is reported tiego- tiatihg with the right wing of the Bol- shevik with a view to making thu methods of tho soviet government more democratic. Orphan Daughter of Mrs .Olive McDonald Tells About Tragic Shooting the (By a Staff Reporter! MACLEOD. March a crowded court room this morning not mean to shoot me and met-3lr. I QIar3 McDoniilil. 13-year-old daughter Carter and told him what had Mrs McDonald, the Blairmore ed. to the hospital. -I have not soon Jim _ _ _........._. Zitto since. I saw Zitto put his hand jjmei Eau.faCed r.htl-1. presented a. in his vest pocket. 1 do not think heart-rending picture na aha he'had the gun out of his pocket, I war widow, told the story of her The doctor came. I was Drought tragic shooting on December 13th hint. Clara, who is a beautiful don't know." A. F. P. Detective A, Lawrence, who investigated the case for tho police, and ,1. X. Carter. Chief of Police of Blairmore, were the wit- nesses. The deposition hears the idato of December 15th, 1820, at 7.30 'p.m.. signed, "Olive McDonald." Brother's Statement Ruled Out FIVE HUNDRED MURDER PRICE IN CHICAGO NOW CHICACiO, Mar. hundred dollars was the price paid for the kill- ing of Harry Raymond and Paul Lab- riola, two victims of the 19th ward feud, police announced today they hud heen told hy persons who overhwvnl a conversation held with two ir.cu ar- yesterday turpctta. stood in the witnoss box, Jior pal? face reflecting all tho pathos ot tho past three months ot lier lilighteu young life. Tears -came to slum men's cyc-s us rhe unColdecl in a wenU. voice the Hauling up t" the Khot that ;i hiillpt through her n-.othev, tile bullet that inatlfi her and her little iirothov :iud sinters orphans. The. testimony the A rift in the showing a rlonr anil direct. H was glimpsc ot the blue sky appeared tor the same that given at'the pvelinr- Zitto when tho judge ruled out the testimony of George Patton, brother CHICAGO WOMAN IS MISSING; WORE JEWELS CHICAGO, Mar. Mrl Clifford Victor Herbert, of Vic- tor Herbert, composer, has been missing from her homo here since last Saturday, it bocani" known today, and a search by polico and private. agencies has revealed no trace of hur, it Is Bhn wove jewelry val- ur, ued at many thousands when she dis- appeared, police woro told, and her husband, a broker, expressed grave fears that, h'er Jewelry had attracted robbers to kldniin her. inary. On the fatal night had none t'j bed between 9 and 10 o'clock reading to tho other children about IS minutes. She heard Mr. Pinkney iinii her mother conversing in the purler. Later she heard Xitto. thn prisoner, come in swearing in :i loud voice. Mother Cried "Don't" "I beard mother say 'Don't' and tlieu I heard a shot and mother cried 'gn for a (lector quick.' On poing out of the bndrooni 1 saw mother leaning the sitting room door tailing ore her clothes. Vhe s-aw her mother asain tha day of lier death when slie recelvnrt the goodbye kiss. She "'as not there at har raothev's pus'sing. (Continued T'iijje THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT In the Commons OTTAWA, March announcement that statements on the Canadian Railways and the Canadian Mercantile Marine will be submitted In a few days. On the question of a general tariff revision this session, the minister of finance said that, work was proceed- ing "day and night.t: Sharp discussion arose over motion to go into supply. The leader of tho opposition argued that the full report ot the auditor-general should he tabled first. Nothing had been done, de- clared the premier in reply, by thn government to delay representation of the full report. It was merely a mat- ter of physical labor. House in supply for the first time thit session. Agricultural estimates discussed. Replying to criticism of expcnditliru on the central experimental farm, Ot- tawa, the minister agriculture said necessary experiments could not bo conducted without expense. It wns jraeseil: Salaries agricultural- depart- ment experimental farms, The senate did ixot sit. BOSTON AND LYNN RAILWAY WORKERS STRIKE AGAINST CUT BOSTON. Mar. than 93 per cent, of the six hundrtd employees of the Boston and Lynn railroad have vottd ta against the wage reduction an- nounced for tomorrow, irand lodgg of Flva" railroad uniona announced aftar completing the count of tht kaiv ;