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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUL EDITION VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION LETHBHIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MARCH FIRST SECTION PAGES NUMBER 87 GERMANY IN THROES OF NEW COMMUNIST REVOLUTION CARDINAL GIBBONS IS DEAD Ambrose Small's Secretary u Convicted of Theft of Bonds ANOTHER MILESTONE IN SENSATIONAL CASE BALTIMOMC. (1ST. C.rdln.1 archbishop of Bsltlmoi-j primate ef Catholic church, dlsd it tti. rwl- dsrtce today aftsr l Ill- ness whtoh mainly aftsctsd hit htart. Ho was In hli 87th yttr. end time pwcefully at o'clock. AN INTERIM REPORT FLASH Doughty found guilty. Cast'Goes to Jury TORONTO, March case oC John Doughty, accused of the theft ol iu bonds from his fojmer em ployer, tho missing theatrical magnate, Ambrose J. Small, was given to the jury this afternoon, after Judge Den- tno had instructed the jury as to the law in the case. R. H. Greer, crown prosecutor, and I. F. Hellmuth, coun- sel for the prisoner, had previously j addressed the jury to some length, the former holding that the conduct of: the prisoner in the matter was notj of an boaest man. The prisoner's lawyer stated that Doughty may hare been foolish in his dealing with the bonds, bat that there had been nn evi- dence of criminal Intent. Sinn Feipers And Nationalists To Fight Unionists Elections in Northern Ireland Win Be Hotly More Irish Outrages 24. Card- inal Gibbon. was perceptibly weak- >r thli morning, Fathsr Albert Smith, hli tiry Mid, adding that ha felt doubt-j fill If the pre- late wculd live the day out. T h cardinal lapsed Into a stu- por yesterday and remained In that ttate all night Hli said It W" doubt- ful If he would regain conscious-< nsss. Cardinal Gib- fa o n a recently waa seriously III and had, It waa thsuflht, to a groat extent rs- covered. SufferM) Rolapat Sunday BALTIMORE, Mar, Gtbbone, who had been shoving pro- nounced signs ot Improvement in health STer since return home about Janiurr 1 laat trots Union Mills, Md., where vis taken seri- ously ill early In December, suBered relapu on Palm Sunday evening, toon after retorntec from to auto ride. The itHhJec change at mather, which brought unmsonably njfh tempera- ton, had a dvproninc effect upon him. Hli talntmc mails ui he wan put to It WM tmltnd by those elosast to him tnat be JrobaWy never arias. As It Is probable that.moat of tha chirch dlgnlUrles ol tha United Ststas will attend, it ia probable that tae (wen} will not be held (or at a wsak. LARGE SECTIONS OF INDUSTRIAL GERMANY IN HANDS INSURGENTS IN A SECOND POLITICAL UPRISING Morgantown Doesn't Want Who Neglect Work to Dance MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Mar, C. Smith, luperintendent of Morgan town public school 8, an- nounced today that teachers who attend dances during the school year will not be re-employed next year. This Mr. Smith rtaid, was adopted by the board of educa- tion, which decided that who attend dances were inclined to neglect their school work. IT IS'NOW HON. R. SMITH Hon. Manning they put It on me also." "I went over to get the ban., took-off you an' DUBLIN, Mar. Freeman's; Journal says today that a provisional agreement has been reached by which tha Sinn Fein and Nationalist parties will present a united front to the Unionist forces in the coming tiona In the north of Ireland. The newspaper It understands that both parties have agreed that none of their successful candidates will sit IB tie Ulster parliament The pact awaits ratification, it adds. Sir Wilfrid Peek Killed BELFAST, Mar. Wilfrid Peek was among the killed during the fighting yesterday morning between a party of lancers and a force of Sinn Feiners between Longford and Stokes- ton. He was captain of tho Royal Devon Yeomanry and was born Oct. 9, 1884. lie received the D. S. O. decoration during the war. Courtmartlal Questioned DUBLIN, Mar. the court of the king's bench yesterday, the lord chief justice granted a conditional order of habeas corpus on behalf of six prisoners courtmartlalled at Cork, on charges of levying war. The ap- plication was made on the ground teat the courtmartial had no jurisdiction. Attorney Comyns, in making the ap- plication, said the execution of three men had been fixad for Saturday. The lord chief justlco said that no execu- tions could occur in the face of tho court's order, which would be direct- ed to General Strickland and the offi- cers of the courtmartial. Getting Worst DUBLIN, March persons were killed and nearly 30 wouuded in ambuscades reported to- day. The men to whom the government attribute the organization of the am- buscades have not been captured. The multiplication of the ambus- cades is.believed to be largely due to reprisals for the recent executions. The Sinn Fein la said to regard their men as belligerents and tho ex- ecution of those captured as a breach of the laws of war and punishable by reprisals. Jail Delivery Fails CORK, March party of Sinn Feiners marie a carefully-planned at tempt last night to break into the jail here and release the prisoners there under sentence of death. The attempt failed, however, owing to the extraordinary precautions which had been taken by the authorities. Object! of Offensive Is to Secure Bagdad Railway Com- munications ATHENS, March troops numbering are participating In the Qreek offensive against the Turk- ish Nationalist forces in Asia Minor, it is reported here. The Turkish Nat- ionalist forces are believed to have about ninety thousand effectives in the field, but have smaller supplies upon which to draw. The most careful preparations were made by the Creeks in connection with the offensive which began yes- terday and it Is expected that the Greeks will win important positions with their first drive. Apprehension Is felt here that the advance of Oreek forces east of the Smyrna hinterland will throw the Turks into the arms of the Russian soviet government of Moscow. The objective of the offensive is the Bagdad railway, although Greek commanders -have planned to reach the city of Bsklshehr. It is affirmed that British, French and Italian arm- ies .in the Near East will not partici- pated in the campaign. For the past two weeks the Greeks j have been landing at SmyVn: trucks, artillery and nmnltii had been stored at Salonik U.F.A. Convention Al'Hcdin Uproar Over Nomination Procedure Causes Delegates to Get Out of Hand Harris, Baker, Rev. Morrow, Parker and Several Others in the Running Nominee Must Get Two-thirds Vote. Ralph Smith was this forenoon sworn in by the executive coun in the British Columbia legisla- Score Killed and Much Property Damage Done in Prus- sian Saxonia and Banks Arc Opened and the Inmates Liberated. LONDON, Mar. disorders in Central Germany are increasing and large" sections of industrial Germany are actually in the hands of the insurgents, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Amsterdam, which quotes telephonic advices from Berlin during the night. Reports from Saxonia state that more buildings have been damaged by dynamite in various towns and that at Mansfield prisons have been opened and their inmates liberated. Complete anarchy is declared to reign at Hettstedt, where all banks have been raided and from which the population is fleeing in a panic. Many Killed I lice barracks it Hettstedt and liar. property' manded the surrender of arms stor damage and the loss of upward' of a scorn of lives marked Communist dis- ed there. A deputation entered building to negotiate with the police orders in various circles and towns in but the result of these conferences Prussian Saxony and' in Hamburg yes-1 has ant been reported, terday. Tho trouble in Prussian Sax- j Communists in Strength ony seemed to centre about the Mans- LONDON, Mar. Copenhagen felrt district and it appeared that dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph those leading the movement focused company quotes Hamburg advices tc their attention on banks and public buildings, many of these -being badly shattered or completely wrecked by high explosives. the Berlingske Tidcnd to the effeci that 1400 Communists yesterday oc- cupied the Bl8hm and Voss shipyard! In Hamburg, where they were sur Stories of violence, robbery and vir- rounded by security police. It is saiii tual anarchy continued to arrive last that reports from Hamburg at mid' night from this region. Town halls Blent stated that the Communists at Plaun and Kodowlscli were des-1 everywhere were calling upon work- troyed and county buildings at Leipsic ers to light behind barricades and and Freiburg were damaged. The county court building in Dresden was badly damaged by an explosion and people were fortifying their homes. An account of the troubles at Ham- burg telegraphed by the Berlin cor- gay.. Mrs. three persons were injured. A similar respondent of tho Central Ne' attempt against the towJi.haU-at.jlur- that more than fifty Communists anil bach was stopped by the police who I police'aro reported to have been kill- captured a man carrying a bag of Jed in the fighting last night at Heil- dynamite. j ingengeist the section Rob Banka JJ" minister without portfolio j A party Of armed men, riding in a motor lorry, attacked two- savings banks in Mansfeld yesterday, morn- ing and succeeded in securing aboilt marks from .the institutions, j The savings bank at Helnra was .also' Hamburg: The message adds thai flghtiuE is continuing in Hamburg, where the police were defeated al-. jTeinwariier Island in' the free harboi territory i 'after a tierce' battle. Financed by Soviet Gold LONDON, Mar. Commun- (By 3 Staff Reporter.) MEOICINE HAT, Mar. Chit. H. Harris, of Oyen, presi- dent of tho U. F. A. district poli- tical association, was nominated by C. H. Axelson, of Chinook, seconded by H. Manor, of Many- berries, just prior to the noon ad- journment. i the Greeks nyVna motoiw itions, which kl. I Will not be published tomorrow, Good Frldiy. of tonight's BUntty cup game at Vancouver other Important news will be Bulletined. 0. B. U. WOULD LIKE REPRESENTATION ON MAN. JOINT COUNCIL WINNIPEG, March great- er part .of yesterday's session of the legislature was devoted to considera- tion of the estimates. At the sugges- tion of Premier Norris, for in- dustrial research work was eliminated from the estimates. The premier ex- pressed a desire to hold some of tho money in reserve until the needs at the Joint council of industry hart been as- certained. John Queen, lajior member, sug- gested that the house should give the One Big Union an opportunity to got! representation on the joint council of! industry. Attorney-General Johnson assured Mr. Queen that he would he delighted to know that the O. B. U. willing to co-operate in work un- der tho Industrial Conditions Ant. JAP ARMY AfADRlD, Mar. cabinet lias decided to send a military m fusion to Japan in study Hi a Japanese army organization. MEDICINE HAT Mar. R. A. Parker, Winnifred, a mem- ber of the board of the U. G. G. Co., is prominently mentioned at a possible U. F. A. nominee. It is undestood he has strong backing. President H. W. Wood it said to favor Mr. Parker. Between 375 and 400 delegates are here today for the convention of the Medicine Hat district association oC the IT. F. A. The object of the con- tention is to nominate a candidate for the Federal hy-election made neces- sary by the death of Rt. Hon. A. L. Slftpii. The sessions will he held in the Empress theatre beginning at II1 o'clock. Tonight President H. W. Wood ot the U. P. A. will address the con- vention. It la expected that every minute today will be crammed with business as it is desired to wind up the convention today. Labor ii Approached A meeting of the executives of the U. F. A. and the Dominion Labor party held last night in the Cecil hotel, fore- shadows an effort to bring the two groups together on naming a candi- date. The meeting was continued well into midnight. Nothing regarding the nature of discussion or the deci- sions arrived at was divulged. First Alberta Contest The city fs thronged with farmer delegates from the countryside. Ho- tels are crowded. AH parties are close- developments, us imu-ii depends on. the deliberations of fit convention, the first to ho field fn injv of a farmers' candidate in the field Alberta having as is purpose the plao for a federal seat. The rumor was current last night that there will lie a number of men iu (he field representing the different parties. There is a possibility of the old line Tories putting a man in the field and it is quite certain a govern- ment man will be named. This pleases the Laterals, who are adopting a pol- icy of watchful waiting. The contest is certain to be a hotly fought one- Order of Following is the order of procedure for the convention: Song, "O Can invocation by local minister; address of welcome by Mayor Huck- vale; election oC a chairman; address by Chas. Harris, Oyen, president of the association; short address by Mrs. R. Clark Praser of Rollinson, director of the U. P. }V. A.; decision of meth- od of nominating candidate; decision on method of election. Following this the semination will take place. An will be given the nominees to accept or re- fuse nomination. The nominees will then place their policies before the conventioi followed by the distribu- tion of In the afternoon the bailotting fur nominee will be the principal business. Seven Hundred Pack Theatre MEDICINE Hat, Alta., March Under a bright spring sky the Medi- cine Hat "U. F. A. political convention is being: held today. The fine weather accounted largely for the immense PLANES RE A CH FORT NORMAN EDMONTON, Mar. ing to word just received here, the two Imperial Oil company's air- planes left Peace River at o'clock this morning for Fort Norman. Premier Stewart Says Press Report On P. R. Incorrect Did Not Promise in 1919 That Government Would Give P. R. Before Next Election robbed during the day and utriltari 11st revolt in Germany, financed, It at that town compelled .the Helbra! declared, by soviet gold, Is spreadins Anzeger to suspend publication. throughout tha industrial districts o! A large crowd surrounded the on i LITTLE COMMENT ON LLOYD GEORGE'S SPEECH ABOUT SOCIALISTS Left Wing Meets Defeat On Leader's Salary Question! (Continued on Page Five.) TWENTY KILLED IN MILAN BOMB OUTRAGE LONDON, March bomb explosion occurred in the Diana theatre nt Milan, Italy, tonight, 20 persons being killed, according to a dispatch to the London Times from that city. Many were in- jured, at least 20 of whom are not expected to survive. Police be- lieve that the outrage is the work of anarchists as a protest against Malatesta's imprisonment. Allies Reply to German Note Refusing to Pay PARIS, Msr. German government was notified by the allied reparations commission today that the total amount of gold marks due under article 235 of the peace treaty must be paid by May 1 or additional penalties will be Inflicted upon Germany. (Special to Herald) EDMONTON, -March Charles Stewart on "Wednesday after- noon in the legislature completely repudiated press representations of a public statement In the Cochrane by-election ot promising pro- portional representation before the nexf general election, Mr1. Stewart told the house that be' had "no rocollectiotf of statins Mint tins government would Rive propor- tion representation to Alberta.1 This -vvas made after Major James Lowery. (Opposition right) Alex- andra, had read nxcerpts from the Calgary Humid and tho Ca-.gavy Al- hertan of Oct. 20, 1919, quoting Premier Stewart as having declared definitely that the people would have proportional representation before the next general election. Mr. Stewart's en lire fstiuitiien1, on (ho subject in thq house Wednes- day afternoon destroyed the idea that the government has any notion of adopting proportional representa- tion. Tlie debate was over the Premier's resolution appointing a com- mittee of nineteen mombors (o con- sider and report on the subject of proportional representation nuritig this session. The appointment oC the committee finally was approved by tho house without a division. R. E. Campbell's Motion to Drop Salary From Estimates is Defeated (Special to The BDMONTOX Mar. by Capt. R. E. Campbell, Rocky Mountain, one of the six insurgents in the house, to have an item of for the Op- position leader's special allowance, struck out of the estimates, met with failure in the legislature Wednesday afternoon. After considerable dicker- Ing, Hon. C. R. Mitchell said the gov- ernment would satisfy the provincial auditors us to who was to get the money, and the house passed the Item, the six opposition left members voting LONDON, MSJ. As- sociated Vress.) Premier Lloyc I George's speech yesterday in whicl he described the Socialists as the chief enemy ot the country, broughl no comment this morning, either fron: tho Times or the Chronicle, the chiel government organs. The Daily Express. Lord Beaver brook's paper, takes the speech as at: attack upon its own freedom, froir slavish acquiescence to the will of the coalition government Lad its advoc- acy of cheap bread und meat for thfl working classes.- The Daily News de- clares that the premier's speech shows that he has allowed himself to be def< initely party. swallowed up by the Tory EMBARGO COMMISSION TO BE WHOLLY IMPARTIAL LONDON', Mar. As- sociated Crawford stat- ed In the house of lords last evening against it. that the commission to be appointed The general impression is that the to inquire into the matter of the Bvit. allowance will go to A. P. Ewing, op-' ish embargo on live cattle, would be position right leader, as tho insurgents f impartial and 'would not have regari. have selected no leader. (Non-Partisan) Nanton, James Weir, j sectional interest. and Robert PARIS. March Tho allied re- parations commission delivered to the German delegation here today a note replying to the Qerman refusal 'to pay one billion marks gold on, repara- tions account the commissia; had demanded to be handed over yes- terday. The Germans were asked that the note he tnmsmitted to tho German iiv'Merlin, as ijuickl) as HON. WINSTON CHURCHILL ARRIVES IN PALESTINE LONDON, Mar. Spencer Churchill, secretary for the colonies, has arrived In Pales- tine says a dispatch from Jeruia-'' lem yesterday. Pearson, senior overseas member, quoted Ontario statutes to show in that province the allowance is divided among the various oppostion leaders heading fifteen or more followers. Test Province's Right During tlie afternoon. Attorney-Gen- eral Uoylo introduced a bill providing that in the case of property in Alberta tor which there is no heir, the assets shall revert to tho University of Al- berta, instead of the crown. He said it would lie a test of the province's right of control over property. After considerable discussion, the bill was given second reading. DAUGHTERS TO GET IJEQUESTS UNDER QUEER PROVISIONS TORONTO, Mar. 21- Washlngtou, of Toronto, kelson bequeathed the residuary Income from his estate a.fter tho death of his wife, to his four grand-daughters, Dorothy Rowlands, Brooklyn; Margaret Row- lands, Margaret and Ruth Jllnlsdell. Toronto, provided that "they do not marry Roman Catholics, anil that the" do not becomft actresses and appear on tbe theatrical The premier is now considering the personnel of tlie commission and the terms on which the question is tc be referred to it, Earl Crawford added. THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT In the Commons OTTAWA, M.-ir. prime min- ister announced tbat tbe government had decided to reduce the civil ser- vice coat ot living bonus by 25 per cent. .T. li. Archambauit. Chambly-Ver- cheres, introduced a resolution to rc- duco Che minimum amount which country-fair directorates must spend in order to socurn from to drawn. Dr. Michael Steele. 'ederal grant Resolution with- South Perth. moved for tile appointment of a iff- cial parliamentary committee to quire into tlio future coal supply nf Canada. Debate on the resolution WIIB adjourned. Tho house adjourned until Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Ihe recess. The senate did not sit. ;