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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta HNAL EDITION ^OLUMEXIV. GHTEEN PACES FIRST SECTIOM LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1921 FIRST SECTION NUMBER 82 premier Stewart Denies That ^Party Has Reached Decision To That Effect WILL REACH DECISION AT A LATER CAUCUS (Spoclftl to The Heraldl EDMONTON, Mar. ,17.-Copies o� the Edmontoa Journal circulated in the legislature Thursday Just before adjouniment at 7 p.m. announcing that a plebiscite on the subject of government control of liquor in Alberta win be held this year, created a sensation in the house. Premier Chftrles Stewart took occasion to flay that there was "no authority" lor a' statement of the kind. The premier admitted that the liquor question had been discussed In the Wednesday night caucus of government members and ministers but 6aid no decision had been reached. This Is exactlj^ what the Journal story said: That no decision had been reached by the taucus but that In-formatloif from the majorit:^, of the members was that this policy-a plebiscite on government control-was a foregone conclusion. The next caucus ' on the subject will be held probably Friday night. No Authority for Statement  Mr. Stewart's statement was made on a copy of a story which also appeared in the Lethbridge Herald of the same date; the premier said: "I have before me a copy of the Edmonton Journal which states that people Win vote on liquor plebiscite." "There is no authority for any statement of this kind. The Liberal party held a caucus last night and reached a decision on irrigation. We did discuss the liquor question, but did not flnish. As soon as we arrive at any conclusion on this matter, I will inform the house." STEWART TO STEWART GENERAL THANKS PREMIER IRRIGATION PLAN PLEASING Mavbe the old*economlcal school Isn't In keeping with modem school transportation-methods." -Williams, In Indianapolis News. Cruel Neglect of Parents Results in Death of Four Tots When House Burfis QOUNTY JUDGE WARNS,, \ LASH MAY BE USE5D TO CHECK CRIMI^ WAVE TORONTO, Mar. 18.-County Judge CoatswortU In an address to the neighborhood workers' association here today referred to the present crime wave. He stated that in England years ago, In a _ serious after-war crime wave resort was had to the lash as a punishment and deterrent. "We may have to do this here," he said. SAULT 8T;E. marie, Ont., IVIar. 18.-Four children were emothfr-ed to death In a Are which destroyed the home of a family named Andrews last ntght. The mother and' father had gone to apend^he evening leaving the foul* children locked In'the house and In bed.. The fire alarm waa eent In by nelgKbora who noticed the flames. As soon as the firemen forced an entrance, they came across the bod/ of the boy aged 8, downstaira aiid the bodlea of thrc^ giria, aged from 2 to 6 up> atalra. The' bodlea were untouched by the flaines and the victlma were evidently overcome by the dense smoke. Imperial Topics N! 6. Legislature Gets Under Way Guard Provincial Rights Declares Throne Speech-How the Parties Stand (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTON, Alta., March 18.-Dr. J. S, Stev/art (Opposition left), Lethbridge, brought a round of applause In the legislature at the {opening T.hursday. afternoop, session when he publicly thanked Premier Charles 'Ste^yart for,the AMlon of the government In deciding to give a general guarantee of prfnofpal and Interest of all approved Irrigation projects. Dr. Stewart quoted from a newspaper accfount of the government's decision to thi* effect and asked Premier Stewart to confirm or deny the announcement iof the governynient's intention to guaraqtee Irrigation bond*. * "It Is the Intention of the government to Intrjoduce legislation along those lines," replied the premier. Dr; Stewart asked whether the government Intended to make the guarantee apply to the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District bonds In time this session so that the bonds coulA be sold and the work proceeded with at fsnce. "A bill providing general legislation for guarantees of Irrigation bonds will be brought In soon," replied Mr. Stewart. "As soon aa the house acts on It, the matter In respect to the speed of guaranteeing the bjonds will then be In the hands of the trustees of the project which Is ready to proceed with the sale of the bonds." "I want to thank the prime minister for his announcement," replied Dr. Stewart. "I am very glad to hear It." Both sides of the house applauded. 60NAR LAW'S RETIREMENT MAY CAUSE GRAVE CRISIS N BRITISH GOVERNMENT Premier Lloyd George Will Be Hard Put to It to Find Successor-Chamberlain, Horne and Carson Considered as Possibilities-May Mean General Election. Jas. Ranrisay Pleased EDMONTON, March 18.-(By Canadian Press)-In response to Inquiry from General Stewart of Lethbridge in the legislature yesterday afternoon, Premier Stewart confirmed the an- nouncement of the government's Irrigation policy. Two members of the opposition, General Stewart and James Ramsey, expressed pleasure in the announcement, and congratulated the premier and the government. Seventy-Yeai'-Old Lady Jumps Into ^leep Water To Save An^^er Woman JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Mar. 18. -Mrs. James Rogers, 70 years old, jumped into the deep water at Johns' Pass, near here yester- A CLOSE CALL NORTH BAY, Ont.. Mar. IS.- Passenger train No. 17, C. P. R., from Montreal, met with what might have been a serious accident at Deux Rivieres. A freight train had orders to pass No. 17 at Hodgson, but went on and when the engineer of -No. 17 pulled out of Peux Rivieres, ha saw the approaching freight train. Brakes were applied and the engines met and were damaged but no one was Injured beyond a shaking up. The .tracks were cleared in five hours. Premier Hughes Will Give People Outline of Conference Subject Matter LONDON. March 18.-(Canadian Associated Press)-Premier Hughes of Australia, has promised to give the commonwealth parliament a statement regarding the subjects which will be brought under discussion at the conference of empire premiers here in June, according to a cable in the Dally Telegraph from its Sydney correspondent. The premier's statement, it is said, will deal, among other questions, with the Anglo-Japanese,alliance, naval defense, dominion participation in foreign afl'airs of the empire and German trade. . . It is announced that Premier Hughe .> <. MOHAWK INDIAN ? 100 YEARS OLD BELLEVILLE, Ont., Mar. 18.-Peter Brant, a member of tlie Mohawk band of Indians, whose reserve is in Hastings county, celebrated hla 100th birthday on Wednesday. : ? ? : ? ? * 0 ? Manitoba Gets The Oil Fever Flow of Wet Gas in Pasquai District Cause of All the Stir AUTO-STREET CAR CRASH IN SPOKANE SPOKANE, Mar. IS.-One woman was killed, another fatally Injured, two more seriously injured, and two less seriously, when an automobile containing eight men and women returning from a dance at a roudhouse near here, crashed Into a street car early today. DIES ON STEAMER Law's resignation la certain to have considerable political effect and that It probably will materially weaken the coalition government. It Is pointed out that no successor to Mr. Law, is likely to work so well with Mr. Lloyd George and the Graphic even suggests that if Mr. Lloyd George is : called upon to face the prospect of unsympathetic assocIati6n he may-find the strain of office Intolerable and will follow Mr. Law into retirement., '^TC^any Porecas'ts " - There are many forecasts regarding the new Unionist leader whom the party will elect on Monday.'' Aurfterf Chamberlain, chancellor of the exchequer; Sir Robert Home, president of the board of trade, and Sir Edward Carson are given most prominent mention as being probable successors to Mr. Law. Mr. Chamberlain, who Is reported not to bo In robust health, would presumably be appointed government leader In the commons, In addition to tho position of lord privy Foal, and In that case might find It impossible to continue to hold the chancellorship. People close to Mr. Lloyd George have Indicated that Sir Robert Horne might succeed Mr. Chamberlain as chancellor, while the presidency of the board of trade might be taken by Sir Lloyd Green, at present parliamentary secretary of the board, or Stanley Baldwin, flnan clal secretary of the treasury. Sir Robert has gone to the Riviera, while Sir Edward Carson plans to sail for Gibraltar on Saturday. Sir Edward is said to be disinclined to assume the government leadership in tho com mens. Suggestion^ have been made in some quarters that Mr. Lloyd George himself take command of the Unionist party, which constitutes the bulk of his forces In parliament. The Times remarks, regarding this feature of the situation, that the Unionists as a whole, while willing to make use of him, are most jealous^ of his power. Mr. Bonar Law Is a widower, and lost his two sons In the war. An. Intimate friend played chess with him Wednesday evening and suspected nothing,, but a specialist who exam-. Inod him on Thursday morning ordered him to quit work or face the gravest risks. He will leave for the Riviera by sea, possibly today, accompanied by his daughter, and will remain abroad a couple of months. Premier's Tribute LONDON, Mar. 18.-While the exact nature of Mr. Bonar Law's illness has not been disclosed. It la learned that he Is suffering from high blood pressure. Addressing a political gathering In London last night the premier paid eloquent tribute to Mr. Bonar Law. He said he was glad to be able to give assurance that his retirement was only temporary. ".The doctors assure mo," said the premier, "that with rest and freedom from anxiety he will be restored to normal health." Means General Election? LONDON, Mar. 17.-The prediction is freely made by politicians tonight that Mr. Law's resignation from the government means dissolution and general election in the near future. The.belief is based on the theory that Bonar Law is the only Conservative able to hold the party together behind the~ leadership of Lloyd George. NEW YORK, Mar. 18.-Cameron MacKenzie, war correspondent, author and former publisher, died yesterday on the steamship Aqultania as he was returning to his home here from London. He was born in Wilkosbarre, Pa., in: 1882: THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT THE PAS. Man.. Mar. 18.-The reported discovery of a flow of wet gas in the foothill.'! of tho Pasquai range In Saskatchewan, 100 miles west of The Pas, has resulted in a miniature rush to that district. A dozen small syndicates have been' formed and large blocks of land have been taken up. Returning prospectors are excited over prospects and clal:.; that gas Is escaping from crevices in the ground In numerous places. The Pasquai hills district is dim-cult of access and little known. Indians visit them with superstitious discretion, though for many years they have used tar from the district for cementing their birch bark canoes. Previous reports of tho discovery of oil and minerals have been reported In the^Commona OTTAWA, Mar. 17.-Hon. Dr. J. D. Reld, minister of railways, made his annual statement on the government railways. It showed that tho operat Ing deficit on government lines last year was $69,503,441 compared with $48,242,536 In 1919. The estimated deficit for 1921, exclusive of the Grand Trunk Railway was given as $60,Rn2,-720. Discussion postponed. Speaker Rhodes announced that he had received tho resignation of Sir Herbert Ames as member for St. Antoino, Montreal. House went in supply on estimates. Discussion of tlio estimates was pro longed but a number of large items passed. House adjourned 11:10. <�C'iT.'afa *-his district fwm timo to time. OTTAWA, March 18.-(Canadian Press)-Today in Parliament: The house will resume in committee the discussion of the estimates of the department of agriculture, and It is oxpectod, will finish with this depart ment before tho dinner adjournment. 1'he estimates of the department of justice will be taken up at tho evening sesFlon if consent of tho house can be obtained. The same condition applies to the department of trade and commerce estimates, provided the department of justice estimates can be completed which" Is .�iot illiely. CHARGES OF- BRIBERY CAUSE OF RIOTING, JAPANESE CAPITAL TOKYO, Mar. 18.-Riotous scenes were enacted at a meeting of the Kensel-Kai, or opposition party, which had gathered here to discuss yesterday a sensational open letter written by Secretary Hirooka of the Seiyuh-Kal party charging Viscount Kato, president gf the opposition party, with accepting a bribe. The meeting was attended by 10,- 000 persons and when Representative Shlmizu attempted to speak, a dozen men rushed forward and demolished the platform. There were many fights In the crowd and the police were forced to intervene, making many arrests. 1 Later having marched to tho diet building, the crowd was addressed by leaders who advised breaking through the police cordons, which guarded tho building and roaring cheers burst; from tho crowd, which surged forward. Police reserves were hurried up and the crowd was forced to retire.* Their leaders were arrested. Germans Admit They Must Aid In Reconstruction Of Devasted Area of France HERE'S HOPING WE GET THE SAME! SASKATOON, Mar. 18.-Eight to ten Inches of snow had fallen here between 6 o'clock this morning and 1 this afternoon. All the trains were reported on time. Although tho storm has abated considerably a light powdery snow Is still descending. WOULD RATION SUPPLY OF STEEL TO JAPAN FOR FLEET BUILDING LONDON, Mar. 18.-During the debate In the house of commons on the naval estimates Wednesday, Commander Bellaires, commenting on tho danger of the Japanese fleet, suggested that Great Britain and the United States should ration the supply of steel to Japan. Whatever Reparations May Be Due, Germany Must at Least Pay That Debt Says Dr. Simons CAPE BRETON MINES MAY CLOSE DOWN SYDNEY, N. S.. Mar. 18.-Great uneasiness is being felt In the Cape Breton coal fields today as a result of an announcement by Roy Wolvin, president of the Dominion Iron and Coal company, that unless there is a speedy improvement In tlio coal market, more of the island coUIeriea will have to be closed down. BERLI'n, Mar. 18-Dr. Walter Simons foreign minister, speaking before a committee of the economic council of the Reichstag yesterday, said: 'We are pretty well agreed that sooner or later we shall enter again into negotiations with the entente. I am of the opinion that our adversaries' metho* of laying down figures for Germany's capacity in the form of annuities for a long time before hand will prove a failure. We must face the problem , from another side aud place the work I of reconstruction in the forefront of our proposals, at the same time forming as comprehensive a plan as possible for reconstruction of the devastated areas of France." Dr. Simons expressed the view that the French economic distress could only be relieved with the aid of German labor, which might be put forward as security for a loan. Condemn and Uphold Wllhelm . BERLIN, March 18.-In the Reichstag yesterday, in the course of a debate on the foreign ofllco estimates Edouard Bernstein, Majority Socialist, dwelt on the necessity for the government to admit tho responsibility of (Continued on Pago FIvo.) \ 31057? 8301 ;