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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ,TOLUME XIII. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBEBTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 90 Bitter Debate in Ottawa House .'.Causes Nasty Remarks cys Both Sides INTERPRETATION WILL BE V GIVEN BY MEIGHEN OTTAWA, March do- feata on tho second reading ot the franchise Is resumed Friday, Hon. Arthur Melghen, minister-of the In- terior, wjil make a statement to the effect ot tho disfranchising clause In the U Interpretations placed on tho cUufib during' Thursday's 'debate are, It Is understood, not In accordance with the intentions of the government when the bill was framed. Mr. Melgh- en, it Is proposed, will therefore slato the government's posltlon'ln the mat- ter. Mr. Fielding, who adjourned the debate, la understood, agreed to. give place ;to Mr. Melghen for this purpose. It was a day.in tho h6use of im pbriant'announcements, ot Keen de hate ana of brief but exciting storms Mr. Ballanlyne, minister ot naval ser held Interest In tho early after noon by. his announcement on Can ad Ian naval policy. Mr. Guthrto, solid tor-general, moving second reading the franchise bill, followed with a de tailed review of franchiso legislation past'fahd present, and the opening o! 'tho the principles of thprio. a April 1, It -will be at losst (14.75. or possibly JIG 'a ton. MENNC-NITES-W1LL GO 8ACK.fp-.THE STATES j 'SWIFT 'A..Dumber of Men- noiiites iwhoSjSird' fined" this-- Uoylc said that no provision had been i 1veek for breoKhs. tho School (made for tho payment ot such at'statt Attendance :XctJ dectaro that 26.- nonitts in wages .to Ihfeo pounds weekly. was to bo j iho Mennop.itesVof this district James p.Jlamsay, King's cornmisuion-led tills yoar. There was not a.suit- er online. Balmoral estates, has given I able building available to put the of- Ihe'uien tiio'dpliou'oi.'.working lOjflce in where tho valuable records hours a day or quilling tbeir jobs. Asjcould be kept beyond' danger of lire., far as is ho :lias said nothing {'To establish tho offlcp npw would toJhenl1 concerning wages.; mean Ihe build toe o! an expensive. concreio building -with lire-proof chlscment.of. aliens. '..Psirtee's Protest "Kyen the rrtpthcr. of n son killed in the war for tho allies Is to Mr. 1'ardee de- The question-Is to'bo.discussed in Aberdeen Saturday'ati a meeting-o" ot Discharged of tho.nieri being for: mer soldiers.L It.IB recalled that King George In.writing Jo Iho'local Irajies- men of Balmoral sbife tifuo 'ago, said ho nre WashingUmVfd.venable .the-m to move.to the state where they secured con- cessions In the.matter of, their .own and as r.oon.-.os tho papers arrive they. Intend lo move to PRICE FIXING BOWERS STAND'IN JEOPARDY O'iTAWA. March supreme court adjourned last night until April S without handing down Judgments in the' two board' of com- merce cases argued In .the court last v.'eek. The judgments will decide tho statin of tho board of commerce as price-fixing tribunal'and its power to coranal'the jnirtseting of commodities at fixed prices, and fix'penalties for the'lafrlngemant. o! Its orders. Tha fitst will decide parliament hid'power to creato the board of la.ft su-u powers as are. challenged In the- sec- ond ease, which was.brought by the newsprint manufacturing flrm of Prlce'Brothers and company to Ques- tion tho constitutionality of an order of the'Doaril of.coramerce lu'cfTect restricting tho to th> United States of from the mills In Quebec, and ordering Price Brothers to sell newsprint at a fised price In specified; quantities tij specified flrms in Montreal. The question o( provin- cial jurisdiction, it is arguoa, Is vit- ally affected in the decision. Premier Promises "Bone Drv" Legislation if Importation Iladlv Defeated on Vote GOVERNMENT HAD SLVJORITi' OK I'i (Spednl to The Herald) March vj Awn cnc-rcn TCarm arguments and a declaration t.y MRS. W. GARLAND FOSTER, Cnarles Stewart that If the Of Nelson. B.C., the first womau to sit in R Dominion convention' ol the G. W. V. A. Mrs. Foster served dur- ing tho war as a. iiursing .sister, and was twice decorated (or bravery. Sliu Is now vIce-nrcMdeut of the 'Nelson branch, G. W. V. A1., which fcody slic will represent at the .Dominion con- vention In" Montreal. Prohibition is Farce in East is by .turning- -'out: the people who' pro-.; tluccd tbo polenlial wealth of Iho Dr. Edwards of Frontenac Interrun- .ted: "Thero never was a. country suckling ho called out, and there were approval. from tho. government ben; chcs, with Ironical laughter from the opposition. 7' When Mr. ;Pardee concluded, Dr. Edwards arose. Ho launched into at- tack. 'He declared that In 1917 Mr. Fardeo had been glad enough toj nvall hlmsflf ol the War Times Elec- tion Acl, disfranchising people whom he says loday it would bo a crying shamo to disfranchise." Mr. Pardeo protested. He had al- ways, he said, volcd against Iho War Times' Elocllon Act. A moment lal- er. as Dr. Kdwards was coiillnuing his nliack, tliere.wcio (nlemiptlcms. "Let him proceed. Ho must get of his shouted Mr. Bureau. got a lot ol rejoined Mr, Kvnest Lapoiniq. House In Uproar The house- was In an uproar wllh cries of order. Tho speaker appealed for' order, but Dr. Edwards had .not proceeded far before thero were more cries 'of order. He spoke of his pleasure in gelling tho hides" of the opposition, aud declared he be glad to fill Iho void in their crunliuris. Again the speaker inter- rlipleif Dr. Edwards'withdrew the Words, only to rAci' a little later lo tho ''unfurnished condition ol Ihe gen- tlemen's attics." During Iho debate, which was ad- journed sliorlly before 11 o'clock, it a disqualifying clauso ill their relation lo naluralization of aliens which provoked Iho keenest .criticism. Taken Into consideration with the naturalization, act ot last year, it was 'argued-that tho effect ol Iho'clauso might ho to disfranchise for ten yeava, for-Instance, the German or AnsCrlau Wile ol a British subject. Euler's Objection Mr. Kulor argued that the "personal naturalization" would dlsfrwchiso rnother who had been In Canada for siity years. It would disfranchise rnftnv who had given sons to tho cause of the allies.' Tho bill, ho added, would disfranchise more than good Canadians. Mr.' KnloY'a fclea was warmly sup. ported by Dr. Clark, acting leader ot Iho agrarian group. Dr. Clark cx- Ihe hope Hint the govern- ucnt would strike out Ihe dlslran- cMsemenl clauses, help lo heal Die wounds ol tho war and set an example to iho world. Mr, Euler's Speech Following tho speeches of Messrs. Tarrlcc and' Edwards, W. Kuler, North Waterloo, saM Ihe net would p'lsfranchiso many people who had lived in Canada lor years. His fiioUicr had lived that long and bad raised good Canadians nnd she was one of those R would tntranchlse who could not vole Taults and tho expenditure was deem- In Charter Amendme nt s Js Report Made by Salva- Army Offirar on Return to England March' Canadian! Associated Commissioner o! tlio Snlvatlon Army, liacl; iicrc from his recent. to-Canada, has given the Canadian Press on in- terview In which he' states; "There, is a considerable demand for workers not'only by tbe largo cm- ployers of labor, hut also by tho gov- ornment who nro anxious lo'secure labor ail kinds for'the develop- ment of Iho country." ,Tills statement has caused some sur- prise among a certain body ot opinion here where the" impression er.lsts tliat Ibe Dominion government Intended to limit immigration according to tbo particular needs of 'cacti separate In- dustry. BULLETINS IRISH MURDER LONDON, March Allan Bell, resident magistrate, who presided over the inquiry into llic dealings of the Sinn Fein with Irish hanks, was shot dead this morning oulside the Mason- ic Club in Dublin, according to brltfgo ,bily charter clauses empower- OFFERED HUNGARIAN THRONE TO CHARLES GENEVA, March Ano- clated Admiral Horthey, the regent of Hungary, has ie- cretly, tut 'ofTlclaUyi' oftereU the Hungarian throne to former Em- peror Charlei, ajiurjnce that everything has been arrang- ed for the return monarchy, with the content of the majority of population, ac- cording to Information from Pranglns, where the lives. PROUT WILL QUIT March Ceorge W. I'ront, who has for the Inat (lireo years boon in cbargo of tbo busi- ness of establishing rural credits soci- eties throughout Manitoba, wiil re- sign, it wan reported Tliufsday jit the legislative bulldingi-. It was indicated that ihs cauao ot the retirement of Mr. Hrout from this position was fail' lire lo arrive agreement with the- members tho cabinet on some basis satisfactory lo both under whicli he could continue. NO PLAN TO STARVE MINERS TO SUBMIT LOXDON. March war of- fice today denied that any .plan ot ae- tlon hail been decided on, Or oven cuiisliloroil, to starve the miners Into submission la the event of a strike el the and would disfran- by tho use of Iho army aa a Wockad- chlso marr who had voted at tho lasting (orco as Tpportcd by the Dally flection. It would Ulsfrnnchiso many Jierald, thp Labor organ, this morn- who had given sons lo tlio cause of jnR. A sfttcmant is being propnrcd the nlllea..__________ _ war.offlco which probably will t he issitcti tonight, il was announced. Mayor Hardie Asks It and Municipal Law Committee of Legis- lature Grants Dollar Poll Tax, Says "We Need the 'Member Opposes Clause. (Kpecia! to Tho HcraM) BDMOXTON, Marcli Mayor R. C. Mnrshnll, of Calgary, anil' Mayor of Edirionton, sat in IK6 room of Ibo municipal law committee ot the legislature Friday-morning and watched that botly insert In tho Leth- ih'il mat Ccntral News. NAVAL STAFF DISMISSED OTTAWA, March .member of Iho sMIV nrival ser- vice Ollawa, receiv- ed jiotice of dismissal, with perr haps Ihe exception of flic dcpuly (o to a tax un lo'teri per cent, on all occupants of property, whether owners or tenants, and poll lax up lo ?IO n heatf. These !ax .provisions arc obnoxious la the eiecutives of C'algary nud tcdrnojilon, and were not asked for by eilber of minister and his assistant, lake effcc't on May 15. to WINNIPEG MAN HEADS VETERANS MONTREAL, March B. Maxwell of Winnipeg, will be pre- sident for next year of the Great War Veterans' association. He was 'elected this afternoon by a- majority of 104 over Dr. MacKen; zfe Forbes of Montreal, by dele- gatei attending the association's annual convention. AMEND FRANCHISE ACT OTTAWA, March Ar- thur Melghen in the house this afternoon said it was the Inten- tion of the government to amend the proposed franchise act so that no disability read out of section eight shall disentitle a person to vote who was otherwise entitled to vote, on that ground alone. It meant, he explained, that the ob- jections raised last night that many persons who had resided here for 40 or 50 years as British subjects would not now be dis- franchised. QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR LAND SALE March A sale of farm land nmoimllng lo a quarter ot a million dollars was marto loday to Charles Applegate, real cslnle of MinncauoliSi'Mmn., representing a number of Iowa men. Tho land sold la on Iho Canadian Naliouai Hallway In tiio Humholdl district, ono ot Iho these cities, bul Mayor Hardie, 'Lclhbrldge, told the committee his cHy. was tallowing tiio example- 'of Medicine Hat. Followi Medicine Hat Plan The renlal Ins authority giveji to Lethbridgo is a copy of the Medicine Hat clause: "Tlie council may by or charge against i any householder in Ihe city a sum not exceeding ten per cent, of the annunl renlal -value of the promises occupied by such and then gives UiO council power In Ihe lime, method of asscfsmeut. and collection of Ihe tax. Householder is defined to Mean the occupant o! any dwelling part thereof, whether an own- er or tenant, and sluill include a per- son occupying a room 'Or rooms for residential purposes in any apartment or business block. Collecllon may ho hiado by iicllon or nnd dur- ing tho period ol default In payment, llio city treasurer may disconnect or discnntlnuo Iho walcr and electrical service to the premises of Uiu person so in default." Hoss Centre Calgary, tinil W. M. Davidson N'orlli Calgary, led vigorous attack on tho proposals In committee as Ilicy hud previously dono against tbo same proposals for Medlduc Hat, but the committee finally put them through. IToili charters, as a result, will come tinder fire when they are brought up In'committee of the whole house tor Uil.rd reading, bul there every indi- cation lhat they will bs passed. "Were those proposals fully discuss- ed In Mr. .Hoss asked City Solicitor Hall ol holtihrldge. were passed by Iho replied Mr. Ball. "But rlid tho people of know all about persisted ..Mr. bcH nilxf'fl farming ern Oinnda. districts in West- and we decided to ask lor tbe same llilng." Tho ppiUlax provision, also similar lo that'of Medicine Hat which Ihe committee passed., provides Ihat the council may by bylaw provide that every tnalo 'inhabitant of Ihe city ot tho age of 21 years and upwards, who has resided in the city for a period o! two monlhs or more and who has nbl been assessed for real property, business, householders' or other laz for Iho current year, shaii pay-an an- nual poll lax of Ien The is to be offset against oilier taxes. pooplo vo'cJ. by a large majority.. sgalust the impnrlatlou of liquor in the coming plebiscite, be would con- sider it a mandate for a province, the house Thursday aitet- noon defeated the .resolution ot Mrs. L. C. McRinney (Claresbolm) asking for amendments to the existing' li- quor Act 1U up. -i Mrs. McKinney's resolution wm beaten by. IS for it to 30 against. On'e of the cross-benchers. James Weir of Xanlou, and 'five members of the op- position, Joined the government mem- bers in voting against the proposal. The Resolution Mrs. McKinney's resolution set forth Ihat HID "consnmndou of IIouoV for beverage purposes in province has grown to alarming proportions.'' and that much of such- liiiuor being, secured through the liquor branches of the attorney-general's department' rmd asked "Ibat, in ihe opinion ot.ths house, the government should at'oiicc TORONTO, S. Wallace, associate editor of: the Man- cbesler Guardian, who -is n five weeks' lour or- prapara- tory to Ihe publication of lumiber of the an inter- view licrc, said with reference'K.'pro-! 'nfroduce such amendmenls lo' hlliitlon: I Liquor Act and niiko such regulaiions: under the provisions of section 7 of tho act. as will .adequately proviiluTo'r. Ha proper enforcement.'1 Ilefore the: vote'was taken on >Jrs. McKinney's resolution Altoraer-General'J. R. Boyle withdrew his Tited members haying 'suggeslionslfc' to how tho_ should tp f in to W; house iri .the usual manner. the .Vote, :.jTliei.Titi oh MrWMeKfnnoy's resq-V iiillon waa'.aa foiioirs: .'v' 'So fur as I can see east prohilillion Is I went ncrps'g to Hull v.-hen 1 was In and, believe me, found in even Ihe aniall vendors there, samples of muro1 varieties, of Scotch llinu. could big iii or Movement Which Hc in Albertii Mines Has Backing of Government In Ihe Saddle Only Couple of Days When it Throws Up Its Hands OTTAWA, Mnrch obtained here is to tho.effect that tbe check-off system which'-is being in- stalled in various Alberta coal mines, is being adopted In pursuance to 'an agreement between the employing in- terests and labor unions concerned. It IH being adopted with tlift concur- rence nnrt in accordance with orders issued by W. H. Armstrong, director o! coal operations. A dispatch from Calgary, which ap- peared states that the mln-.j ister ol labor is endeavoring to en- force an order that only miners whi> sign llio United Mine Workers or America check-off will be allowed io work. Tho minister is not lit present in Oliawa, but tlie ahove statement I with regard to the agreement.the op- erators and labor unions signed, is made in his behalf.'Tho agrbemeiit between Iho Western Coal Operator's' Association and orgauija- lion was made last December.' Miss MaeAdams, Messrs Moore, Pear) sori iiid Ross Stan- ley, Hoadlcy, Ramsey, Ewlitc, Stew- art. Spencer, Hudson, mour, Lundy, .Cunningham (opposi- lotal .15. Against the resc-lution: Messrs. Colo, MacICay, Boyle. Stewart, Mitch- ell, Smith. Bou'dresu, Turgcoii, Knton, Tohln, Montgomery. McDonald; McKaughton. Prudden. Mork'- eberg, SMatng, Atkins. Dr. State (ail Weir (inde- Kcmmls, Campbeil. fiavii-. Wilson, Barker