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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALUEIITA. SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1921 Gardiner's Career DEFEATED BY ACT Excel Farmer Named Canudid- ate on Second Ballot at Thursday's Convention CANDIDATE STRONG ON GROUP GOVERNMENT (By a Staff Reporter) MEDICINE HAT, Mar. Gardiner of Excel, was chosen as the standard bearer of the U. P. A. 'Jis-j trlct association In the approaching by-election, late yesterday afternoon. Ho led the next hlshest man, Porrin Baker of Nemlscam, by the large ma- jority of 190. It The first balloting revealed the strength of the candidates. It that Mr. Oardiner, who qualified for the proverbial dark horse the man. Behind him was rolled up the hoary vote from the northern part of the riding. His speech won him many Totes. It was a ringing, vi- gorous effort, but In no Instance did iho candidate loso his sanity and bal- ance. He exhibited a broiulness of vision, a keenness of Intellect and a calmness of temperament that Inspir- ed confidence. The Gardiner Boom "Gardiner's tin swept like u over the convention hall. It was contagious. His followers started an ovation which upread with astonlsli-i ing rapidity. The sensational boom for Gardiner, following his fighting speech, is shown in the first ballot: Rev. Morrow, 18; Baker, 53; Smith, 17; 2Y; Proudfoot 31; Hall- man, 16; CaUi, T, ud Gardiner, 148. The second ballot placed the eandi date away "orer the top." The an- nouncement of Mr. Gardiner's victory in the connnUon wu the signal for a trem'eidous ovation. H was some minutes before the cirmy Boot, wlio had been eo signally honored by bis farmer friends, could speak in accept- ance. It was just a few words that he said, but the very simplicity and ear- nestness o! them sent the crowd wild again as the demonstration surged irom one end of the theatre to other. Candidates Speak The other candidates wore given an opportunity to present their views before the convention and they did no in a very able way. They spoke with unusual .Intelligence and poise. A knowledge of public questions waa exhibited in every speech. The farm- ers' platform was accepted, wholly by all of the candidates, who said that Jf they were chosen they would not deviate from It one iota. It came from the people and wan a solemn mandate. Several of the gentlemen broke with Hon. Mr. Crerar on his policy of 'the open door." "in Alberta we stand four- square with our honored president, Mr. Wood, who insists on making the movement f class movement Onr Identity must not be was how R. A. Parker pat it. He bellevod In (By a Stiff Reporter.) MEDICINE HAT, Mar. ert Gardiner, of ExaM, nominated fast nlaht by the to oen the Midfclm Hat riding In the expwted to take place In June, It farmer of the progrts- echool. He haa made good everything KM umtortaken, which a baala of confidence to his In hie ability to make good at Ottawa vhould he win out. The candidate, who just turned 40 and a burn In Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He ob- tained only a common school edu- cation, but aecured some excellent PuvlniiK training while engaged in Jhs dry goods trade in. London, Sheffield and York. In 1802 he clime to Canada, settling at Indian Head, Seek., where he worked as a farm hand. In 1903 he filed on a homestead near North Battleford, and In 1911 moved to the Excel dis- trict. He three quarter sec- tions of land and is known one of the beet fanners in that coun- try. Hli public career datea back to 1910, when he elected to the municipal council of Meota, Saak., and later to the Qolden Centre council in Alberta. In 1B15 he was elected reeva of this council, a po- eltlcn which he ttllf holds. In Mr. Gardiner was elected vka- preeident of the municipal association of Alberta and Is filling a third term now. He ie alao a member of the Municipal Hall In- surance board. he candidate is a likeable sort of a chip, already tills the report- ers "boys" and tresti them white, an effective speaker, end ap- pears well in a crowd. He ought develope Into a strong candi- date. Displumed With Re- sult of Allied Conference on Financial Aid VIENNA, March (Associated Mayer yesterday outlined to the chief committee of the national assembly tho result of his vis- It to London to ask allied aid for Aus- tha group organization held together by "the cement of common interest." The candidates, on hearifig the re- sults of the balloting, exhibited a loy- al spirit, gracionslr uniting In making the choice of Robert Gardiner unani- mous. Each pledged his support and trla. He warned the committee that it was necessary for Austria to negot- iate a loan as soon us possible. The chancellor said the entente's represen- tatives had notified him Austria must effect internal financial reforms before It could expect outside aid. Preparation of a bill providing for the abolishing of free rationing and substituting graded prices, according to the capacity of the people to pay, has already been directed by the chancellor. The newspapers today reiterated their disapproval of the results of the chancellor's visit to London. The Acht Nhrblatt says Germany is tho only means of salvation for Austria. The Freie Presse urged the govern- Dr. Stanley and Mrs. McKinney Declare no Sinccjrc Effort To Enforce it HON. BOYLE CHALLENGES STANLEY TO INVESTIGATE (Special to the Herald) EDMONTON'. Mar. mem of'the legislature for the Easter holidays was signalized by :i furious debate on the subject of enforcement of the liquor act which throw the en- tire legislature into it foment of speechmaklng. Chnrgea were made by Mrs. L. C. McKinney, (Non-par-i Clareaholm, and by Dr. G. j Stanley, (Opposition High I ftiver, both of them foremost expon-' ents of prohibition in the legislature. that Attorney General J. R. Boyle and i nil department were failing to enforce the liquor act. Hon. Boyle's' Reply In reply Mr. Boyle declared that there were more convictions been obtained under the liquor act in Al- borta during the past year than in any other province. Mr. Doyle, in'a highly defiant mood, challenged Dr. Stanley to summon Commissioner Cuddj; of provincial pollen' and any of the magistrates or other olfl-! clals charged with the enforcement I of tho act ;i committee of tlw house and dispel tho insinuation of i Dr. Stanley that the law had not beuii i enforced by his. department without tear or favor Co any of high or low position, whether poor of wealthy. Dr. J. E. State, Cleanvater. inject- i a note of humorous sanity into the serious debate, when he alleged that tho whole difficulty was due to lailty of public opinion mi the subject prohibition. The liquor act, ho Insisted, would be a good Moham- medan measure but could find little in Chrictianlty. PrentieV Charles Stewart finally put an end to the debato by calling the attention of the house to the fact that it was pre- mature, coming, as it did on a budget tern, that the government would have an announcement to make shortly on the subject "When these amendments come and that full opportunity would be given then for discussion of the entire subject. The premier's Intervention was significant in his reference to "these j p which was taken to mean amendments to the liquor act. It is understood, as heretofore- outlined in these columns. Haven't you something with a bit more kick in It than this Londou. Order Restored in Eisleben and HetUtedt, While Also Reported Seems to Have Attempt at Revolution Well in Hand. IRISH ELECTIONS FOR BOTH PARLIAMENTS TO BE HELD DURING MAY Home Rule Act Comes Into Force April 19 Issue Proclamations Apr. 1 DUBLIN, Mar, day ap- pointed for the preliminaries ne- cessary to bring the home rule" act into ftperntion has been fixed for April 19, both northern and southern', parliaments starting simultanoously. On April ,1 the lord mayor for Ireland will issue proclamations for ;Tie elections under the act which will be held in May both in the north and south. SINN FEIN PLOT LONDON, Mar. dttpatch to the Star from Belfast today says the Authorities there have obtained an Inkling of a Sinn Fein to prevent the establishment and operation of the Ulster par- liament, "The Sinn declared the dispatch, "are determined at all costs to prevent the loyalists making act a Plans had been carefully prepared to kidnap the sheriffs and officers and seize the ballot boxes on the night preceding the elections." Reprisals lr< Westport WKSTPORT, County Mayo, Ireland, March prevailed here early today when crown Eorcea are alleged to have engaged In repris- als for a recent ambush near here. There was continuous gun lire in var- Sous parts of the town for hours. Houses and shops were wreck-; er! by bombs anil furniture and other; efforts were burned. For several days past many persons hare been Bleeping outdoors iu antici- pation trouble. District fourt Judgeship Discussed in House Easter Murders BELFAST. March Easter! season saw no abatement of the blood- shed in Ireland. j John Cathcart. manager of a large was shot dead by civilians who broke into his house early today. "Con- victed spies and Informers beware" manufacturing company in East Cork I successes against the Turkish Nation- j alists in Asia Miuor are 1 the Lshak and Brusa fronts, according to an official tatement issued here. The Greeks, it is declared, are not en- w-as found printed on a paper near his body. Last night a former sergeant-major of the regular British infantry was found shot and badly wounded in a countering much resistance in their advance toward "On says tho statement, "the Greeks continued to advance in t r. the tlshak sector. The enemv, who ed by "throe unknowT personV lentil! driven back Irom employed in the Ballyhiulor intern- ment camp. Two little girls In the vicinity were seriously wounded, pne of whnm died.' A male pedestrian was also wounded. Whippet Tank in Fight BELFAST. March serves ami a whippet tank were call- BERLIN, Mar. 26. Order hat been restored at E n and Hett- stedt, it Is announced by the German government. The rioters at Hett stedt blew up the railroad station, however, before they retired io ilit hill: surrounding the town and set up machine guns, which are reported to be firing at security police in the city. Halle was quiet last night, it was reported, and municipal and utility plants were again in operation. Organizations known as "councils of ac- tion" are being organized at Bitterfeld. Government troopj have not participated in the operatloni of suppressing Communist In Central Germany, it is officially declared, and the work of restoring order has been carried on by Prussian security police and local organi- zations. Red Army of BERLIN, Mar. 25. Advices recall ed tonight from the industrial areai in middle Germany state that the po lice re-captured Eisleben and Hett stadt from the Communists after vie lent fighting. The Communists havi taken possession of large nltrogci works in' Leuna, near Halle, wher' they are reported to have formed i red army of six. thousand. Fight Not Over HALLE, Saiony, March f.eir, forcemeut of the Communist at Mausfeldt and Eisleben was ii progress this morning. Armed work men moving from Halle and vie inity, in the direction of: these tws towns. Their declared purpose wai to .loin their comrades, notably tui party which after many hours of fight Ing had been driven out of Elslebe? by, the security police. According 11 police and purposa 01 j the movement was surrounding o; the police at Biaieben. The fugitives from Eisleben were re organizing today on the hills north east of that town, Communists hen reported. Communists-Defeated OBBRHOEBLINGBN, Prussian Sax ony, Mar. Reports that the Coni munist forces which have been fight ing iu Eisleben against tho securit; police .for. three days had been drivei but of that city, were brought her< Not Encountering Much Opposi- tion in Their Advance on Eski-Shehr ATHENS. March information from both Communist quarters the east of Ushfik. Two hundred of the ene'my were taken prisoners. "In the Brusa sector the enemy was driven from positions east of the and the Greeks occupied a line run- ning through tho villages of euch, Vreisi and DJledjik, about, sixj last night by a dispatch runnel breathless from running the 13 milei which lie between Eisleben and thli little Saion village. They said thai j the Communists were treking acrosi j the fielils, in most part, in good order that the government will brias down j amendments cutting the num- ber of prescriptions that a physician may issue under the liquor-act, and at the flame time may propose the sub- mission o- t. plebiscite to the people providing for either government con- trol of liquor distribution or further amendments for a "bone, dry pro- vince." Dr. Stanley Scores Judiciary One of the features of the debute was a -scathing attack on the entire enforcement of the act by Dr. Stan- ley. who especially scored the judic- iary of the province for not aiding miles (mm the town. The ed upon to restore order yesterday losses have been insignificant." i M Stewart Brings up Ques- j u d -r tion Of Judge McNeill's volvers were used by the rioters and Oenwlf Papoulas commandJf of t'hT A" between Transfer .to Calgary forces on the Smyrna front, bml 0" fc ltlBK hnv" has issued a proclamation to the army callingMinon the Greek soldiers I to exterminate the barbarians and bo-1 come the apostles of Hellenic civiii tion. j ties have been reported. fSpi-cial to the Herald) EDMONTCW. Mar. reforma- tion of the judicial and suhjiidiclal dis- tricts of the province within the next few inojiths forecasted by Attorn- ey-General Hon. .1. u. Boyle In the! legislature Thursday afternoon when' during consideration of estimates. Dr. Stewart. Lethbridge, protested against District Oourt Judge McNeil! being transferred from the Macleod district and no judge appointed to his posi- tion. Mr. Boyle paid he intended shortly Calgary Teachers ____, enforcement of the act in their legal I aftnr the session to have a conference decisions in effect Dr. Stanley, charg-1 with all the district court judges ot May Strike YetjC. P. R, Passenger Train Off Track School Board Will Grant Onlyl One-Third of Request and j Teachers Angry offered to go on the platform in sup- port of his election. Sreak Into Song During the demonstration that broke loose when the results were I known, the delegates took up the of- ficial convention song, composed en- jieclally for occasion by H. W. Gothard, president ..of the Ardenode local. The song has a martial swine and went over big. The chorus is hero given: Steadily march along, the battlo'n I or just commencing, i We fight for aqual rights for one and all, And if united there la nothing now preventing Tho sirons'uoiu of the enemy fall. Our city Wends we gladly too welcome, Then join us in the fight, both and all, ment to concentrate on internal re< forms to obviate foreign control of the revenues. shall will Continued on Page Four. BOY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT TORONTO. Mar. Tupt- ing, nine years old, was shot dead by a companion, Harold Holmes, 15 years uf age, near Leaslde, Ont., yeoterdaj' afternoon as they were returning to their homos in this city after a ahoot- oiyiodition in the country. It is said tha shooting was accidental. An inquest will bo held. B. C, LUMBER MILLS RESUME OPERATIONS (From Our Own Correspondent) PKIRNIB, Mar. planer plant ;of tho Elk Valley Lumber company been running for several days dur- ing the week.. Bast Kootcnay company has resumed opera- tions at the .Taffray and It is prob-1 the body In a wagon and carted' that tbo plant will kept run-, it to the railroad yard's where they left ling throughout the season. it. i Another U.S. Naval Balloon Missing wo Days' Search Fails to Re- veal Missing Five Occupants PBNSACOLA, Fla., Mar. Though discouraged by the failure of their two days search to reveal some trace ot ttif misning craft, naval offi- cers today Jiad not given up hops of finding the lost naval.balloon with its five occupants which has been miss- ing from the air station here since last Tuesday. Airplanes, dirigibles, eagle boats and submarine chasers continu- ed to scour the air and'cost in the vicinity of the place tho balloon was last reported. As the search pro- grossed the belief grew that Chief Quartermaster G. K. Wilkinson and his four companions had succeeded In reaching shore at some isolated place, possibly an island or reel and might not be heard from for days. BOY HELPED MOTHER CLUB STEPFATHER TO DEATH AND CONFESSES OTIAND KAPIDS, Mich., March Caspar Blillg, 14 years old, contested to the police, that ho helped his mother club to death his ed that judges could bo seen reeling 'through hotel corridors under the in- fluence of liquor, and alleged that it waa hopeless to ospect enforcement the province and dictiss tho realign ment ot certain districts to provide for the creation of more suhjudicial centres, and for the more frequent As for Mairieod district, the could of I'ourso act as they thought best in theMiiatter of appointing an- of the act under conditions when the visits of judges to smaller centres, highest in the land wero constantly where lime and expense could be violating it.' Another evidence of the I saved by such trips. general mood of the house on the sub- j Curse of Today's Law ject was a speech by Col. Nelson Spencer, (Opposition Medicine Hat, demanding that the act either he enforced or repealed. Col. Spencer, a prohibitionist himself, prominent in one of the Protestant churches which sets itself most strongly against the use of intoxicants, declared that with- out criticising any particular indivi- dual or department of the govern- ment, or comparing enforcement of the act with conditions in other pro- vinces, there was no doubt ot" its flagrant violation. TJudor these cir- CALGARY. March strike of the public and high school teachers of Calgary, which was believed perman- ently averted, now appearg unavoid- able as a result of developments over the Good Friday holiday. The teachers' alliance had tacitly agreed on Wednesday evening to ac- i cept the suggested fifty-fifty com- e at- j promise, which .would have meant in- torney-Kemral said the Dominion creases totalling f S3. 070, in place of ,n other jud not ailvlss tho provin but for his part he would! at its 'in this, and lianre total of first asked for. The school board salary committee, tacit understanding that would make recoiumen- flmiUconfercnce with the al- Thursday ev- enins, it is snid, frankly admitted that it could not a; datiomi in into respect before a judge adjustments to' ncv was Mr. Boyle said limn noo ree to increases arid greater extent Five or Six Injured in Wreck Near Sintaluta, None Seriously WINNIPEG, Mar. people were hurt .when C.P.R. train No. 62, Moose Jaw to Winnipeg, struck a broken rail two miles west of Sinta- luta at 1.05 a.m. today. The injured are: J. D. Edwards, Winnipeg, hack hurt. Win. Hopkins, Durham, Ont., slight scalp wounds. Laura Linstead. Siutalutu, left arm! hurt. Lenox Linstead, Sintaluta, contus- ion on side. James Rohb, Sintaluta, groin in- jury. Edward Scarlett, Orenfell, bruised. With the exception of Edwards, nnd autos cannot be secured to gti unless the fnll price of the nrn- chine engaged Is deposited. As a con. i sequence of this Interruption ot traf I fle there is a food shortage here. 20 Rioters Killed i BERLIN. Mar. rioterl were killed when the security polici in Eisleben repulsed an attack UPOE tho city hall last night. The polici casualties were two killed and wounded. Sporadic fighting; was reported to day from Hettstedt and Mansfeld Leuna was reported quiet. NO MORE ONTARIO FUEL CONTROLLEF Ontarit government haa abolished the office of Ontario fuel controller from Apr! 9, it is learned at the parliament build ings today. GRANDSON OF FOUNDER OF HAMILTON IS DEAt HAMILTON, Mar. Ham ilton, grandson of the pioneer ii whose honor this city was named aut Jackson would probably be well abb Meeting on Good Friday morning n S -MT1COU; 11K! cxecutiv" auK-jwho was in a sleeper, all the other in act, t.ioio uas as much work east! men tod by several teachers from dif- I'-dmonlnn. whare no jiidlcisl feront sections of the profession cr.- oumstances, tlu.t the unt tro as in tho pressed extreme dissatisfaction with either must he enforced or, if it could not be enforced, repealed. DING HAMPTON PAINTERS TAKE 15 CENT WAGE CUT hridce and .MaclRod districts sil. Mr. LJoyle fully agreed with A. iiomhtii- this offer of the salary comn-itteo anil lhat district court judges passengers wero in the day coach. which as it left the track, toppled and feli over into the ditch. The sleeper also went down the bank. Several should visit smaller centre's more Tuesday, April 5 In the meantime fluently and save loss uf time to wit-1 prominent olh'cials of the alliance de- nesses. "Tlip curse of the law today is its delay." remarked Mr. Ewlng. UIXOIIAMPTOX, N. V., March The union painters of this i-Ry aro th of tho trade organisations to ac- cept a cut in wagos. It was nunuimc- cd today that tbo men had agreed to accept a reduction of in cents an ipur, accepting employment at V.'i cents instead of 90 c-enls. It is believ- id that other reductions will be made voluntarily by the various trades be- fore May 1. 26 ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM G.T.R. SHRUmiOOKH, Qlie., Mar. Twenty-six of Lisgar, South and Richmond are under ar- stepfather, Joseph Scalblun, last night, rest in connection Then, according to the confession, he systematic pilfering with the recent of freight cars and his brother James, nine years old, on Grand Trunk Railway to the valiiii of J'lil.nnu. Gnoda ranging nil to piiillOfi I he way from WITR taken OIL LEASE DEAL IN N. ALBERTA: NEW YORKER IS BUYER EOMONTON, Mar. big- deal ever put through in Al- berta with oil leases as a basis, was consummated on Wednesday between Robert Tegler, of Ed- rnonton, and 0. H. McCarthy, pre- sident of the Alcan Oil corpora- tion, of New York The amount Involved waa approxi- mately and the area acres. Mr. Tcglcr the vendor and Mr. McCarthy the pur- chaser. Securities and other leas- es, along with a enh payment, constituted the purchase price. The underground In- volved are situated on the east side of the Athabasca rlvir, forty mllei north of Fort McMurray. decided to put the matter up to the cars left the track, three of them general the alliance onlniaining upright. The damage to the i i.... .1.. equipment and track is heavy, as ties and rails are torn up for a hundred. clare a strike cannot be avoided. CANADIAN A DIRECTOR OF BANK OF ENGLANI LONDON, Mar. Rober Peacock, a Canadian business mat with extensive Meiicon and Brasilia i interests, has been nominated a direc tor of the Bank of England. yards. The engine, mail and exprcr; cars passed tha broken rail in safet? and remained on the track. No of the passengers are seriously in jured, according to Sintaluta doctor, who attended them. TORONTO KNIGHTS TEMPLAR BANNER GOES ON LONG VISIT TORONTO, March With a view I to promoting closer fraternal ties be- tween knights of the Order of Ihe Temple in various jurisdictions, the Knights Templar of Cyrenc Precep- tory, this city, yesterday consecrated a heausaent, or banner, which is to go Russian Revolution Is Not Yet Quashed STOCKHOLM. Mar. anti soviet rising is reported to have oc- curred at Kazan, about 550 miles east on a pilgrimage "wherever Knights of Moscow on the Volga, according to Templar are dispersed over the face dispatches received here today. Some of the land and water." The pilgrim-1 of the members of tho eitraordinary age will begin on Monday when the i commission In tho city are to banner will bo escorted to Buffalo. It will bn away seven years before It re- turns to Toronto. It will cover forty- seven jurisdictions in the United States before Kolnft overseas. On the poln ot thn banner will he a gold band npiin which the rbiintlon.i will bn re- corded. have bean killed, ami the commia sion's headquarters burned. Many others have been killed, it in declared. Tho insurgents, the ad- vices state, lire masters of the entire city and vicinity and havo ordered :t genn.ral mobilization In tho district. movements also ure reported. Fight ing in White Russia between sovii! troops and peasants is continuing an< Pskov is said to bo in the hands o the revolutionists. The White Rns slan peasants have been reinforced b: deserters frnm the red guard, the nies sages assert. Another disturbed section is said V he the Minsk region, where coni'lir.t: between soldiers and IniurffentR an reported raging, tho revolutionar; activities far having resulted, It i assorted, in 20 Soviets 'in various piirl ilrlvcn ;