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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES LETHBRlDGli, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 92 Over 100 Dead and Millions of Damage in U.S. Tornadoes TERRIFIC WIND STORMS SWEEP MIDDLE WEST AND SOUTHERN STATES Wires Down in Every Direction and Impossible to Gather C.PJR. Asks For Time Extension OnLeth-Weyburn. Full Details .But Death Toll Mounting Hourly While .Property Damage Will Run Into Many Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia and Alabama Are All Hit, CHICAGO, March "wire gradually being restored with the various sections of the Middle West .states which were swept by the tornado yester- day, the known dead at nooii today was placed at 93. Late reports from Ohio indicated 26 lives were lost, while Indiana reported 27, and Michigan 9. iSpeeJal 10 the Jleraid'tfi OTTAWA, March Piuittc Railway IB' seeking an eiten- sloji of lime fur the coiuptetlou of the line. The period for construction granted by parliament expires ibie. year and the Canadian Pacific Railway, In order to carry out Ms announcement, tbat it intended to link up IUc east'and west ends of this lino, must get au extension; of tftnc- from parliament. Yrr. ,A. Buchanan, M. P. for Loth bridge, is in charge of the bill seeking Lite extension of. time and he is satis- fied that (he Canadian Pacific Rail- way liitoiids to carry out the promise It made early iu the year that it labor Communication were available it would link up east and west ends of this line. CHICAGO, March of 28 persons were killed and hun- mpra were injured today by. a tornzdp that swept-the coun- try. and a number of towns north ar.d Chicago some of the city's northwestern suburbs. ,The property damage ran Into millions of dollars, includ- ing the demolition of many build- Ings and the razijig of thousands oT. tnites of telephone wires. Millions of Damage CHICAGO, March ot persons were made Hometcsa hy de- atraction of dwellings !n the tornado Sunday and outside .relief is asked for a number of places. Elgin; 30 nittes'weEt of Chicago, ivhere5 eight persons were killed, suf- fered app-roiimately four mill ton' dpi- JaTS'darijBge when.the tornado wrecks .ed-R larsc-poilion 6t the ter and part of the residence section: declared, iu Elgin to preserve prevent looting. From Elgin the tornado swenj; iiorilv .eastward .ftround Chicago, tt.roilgh Melrose-Park, Kvariston.-Wil- j matte towns n trail of wreckage and deaths. In CVlelrose Park ;md WjlmeUc firo tnr- iher. nddcd' to the lirivoc. The fire causal by escapjiig from broken mains becoming ign.icit. The town's water supply had been cut ofij and water had" to be pumped front I wells. All nearby villages swept by -the 1 storm without fire protection niicl i was- apprehension that fives would add to the destruction. No electric current nvnilabte. virtual- ly all power Hues being out of coin-, mission. The K vans ton goK course wai Hun Troops In Ruhr Area Rouse F Wirdtess TelephonetoBeat Irish Rebels Cutting Wires I LONDON, March eanMqutnce oT fMqutncy with which telephone teUfraph In Inland art btlng cut, the government i decided'on an use of wlrelctt telephcyiy there, lays the Daily Mail. V Naval are being employed the tyitem and the Iffemattt that wlVi a radius of about 30 'mUei employed In transmitting mtMagtft from one police station to towns, It is asserted that the system has proved satiiiCscfgry. E That is Opinion of Hon. Arthur Meighen Dominion Cab- inet Thinks So in Al- berta's Case Sent to Troubled Area AVithout Permission of Supreme Council PARIS, .March j confirmation'.of thej entrance of the .reflulir'-.GermBn !'army trtops" Into the Ruhr "district, on the edge of the 'allied zone of 'occupation, without any-permission from the allies, has been received by the French foreign'office, tt was de- clared today. The was.stated, will probably come up before the su- preme'council In London. The French say they ca'n find no ex- cuse whatever for the sending of troops into this section. Order Will Come UEHL1N', March news from tho Ruhr industrial 'district, the Ithiucland in general nnd''frpm West- phalia, permits the conclusion that or- der will be gradually restored in thoso regions where rebellious forced of worklngmen have been operating, it. strewn with clothing and portable sar-j was declared liens today. Alberta Fatmers Pay Debts mown by Figures Relicl Granfcd in 1914-15 Almost All Paid Back With M.P., Learns in Answer to Ques- IRISH HOME RULE BILL BEFORE PARLIAMENT TODAY BRINGS CRISIS Occasion Grave Beyond Measure Declares Louden Times Which Calls for Remedial Amendments to Proposed Key to Government in Ireland Now is That of the Military. Feat That Irrigation Bonds Would Not be Taken Care of; (Special to The Herald) OTTAWA, March Arthur Meighen thinks lie has been highly honored by tho attorney-general of Al- berta, in being held entirely 'respons- ible for the failure to get-through [lie creation .of the new court, of peal in Alberta. However, Mr.- Meigh- eri points .out that tho minister'., of. justice is the guide in judicial affairs for the Dominion and thai the govern ment as u'-.whbiR is responsible for any policy that may be "As a matter oE .Mr. Meighe'n says, "my personal opinion is that .four judges'are sufficient for a court of appeal in Alberta and many other provinces. I am disposed to think lliat the majority of people in those provinces are of the same but, what my opinion on that question has to do with the determination'of icy on the part ot the Alberta govern- ment is more than. J can under- stand." The Saskatchewan Court p[ Appeal, tt is pointed out, lias a. chief justice and three judges. t (Special to The Herald) OTTAWA, March Southern Alberta pays Its debts is ei- tablished a question put to' the government in thft House of Commons byW. A. Buchanan, the member for Lethbridge. Mr, the following ifuestlom: 1. "WKirt was the total amount advanced for relisf and seed grain in the years'1914-15 In the Medicine Hat, Lethbrldgs and Calgary land .districts 2. "How, much of theM advances have been p-aid back in thtte land Hon. Arthur'Meljhen, MinlsUr of Interior, replied as follows: V H Advances; Seed Grain Relief Uand District 1914-15 Calgary.... 4S0.598.38 Lethbrfdat 'Medicine Hat LONDON, March sec- ond reading of the Irish home rule bill was moved In the house of commons today by Ian MacPher- son, the secretary for Ireland, amid an atmosphere of tenseness but with little evidence of-excite- ment. The government, fearing that Sinn Fein sympathizers might make a. demonstration, had caused special guards stationed at Westminster, but their services were not needed. Two motions for rejection; of the bill have ibeen prepared, one by the Labor party and the other by former Premier Asqulth. The speaker has given precedence to the former. Interest, however, centres upon the proceedings ex- pected tomorrow, when Mr. As- quith will speak against the bill and will be answered by Premier Lloyd George. Totji LONDON, March bopdon Times today devotes a three-column editorial to the Irish situation, besides printing long letters from tha Earl of Dunraven, president of the-Irish -Re- form Association, and j Sir Horace Phinkett, chairman of OiQ Dublin con- ot which stress', on ages from W-ilmotte nnd Uic trees Wiiuietka which escaped the storm ivero filled with Wilmelle lingerie. A' Distinct Storm Tlie tornadoes wliich swept through At a meeting lieM or. Sunday at Hagen, Westphalia, the tlirco ijociaiist parties decided' to withdraw from the Muelheim headciuartera, the scat ot j the rebels control, and, if z. Calgary Lethbridge 'Medicine Hat Seed grain Seedgrain Relief principal, interest. principal. Relief Total Interest, repayments. S6.G4 help .'in. a', settlement rof the ccntro- i Medicine Hat land office closed March 13, 1918, and the land Included In tithbrldge district the repayments for Medicine Hat district given are up to date off Ice .closed; subsequent repay- irteiits included figures for Lethbridge district. "First of all, it Is Shown that three Southern Alberta Land Districts borrowed, we might iay, and despite several bad years since, have paid back all but a little over In the Medicine and land districts were borrowed and have been paid back. A big crop this year may clear up all the These Figures prove that any money loaned for Irrigation purposes in Southern Alberta Is In safe hands. The farmers there are not beggars. When they borrow they pay back, with interest. JHchigaii nnd Ohio nnd Indiana ap-jlo fight under republican leadership Military Party Working Secret- parently were distinct from the llli- tho Muelheim faction, i Tlv nois storm. j chea from Ulf.eH annpu.-ced. The be-1 ls MMK 'in each instance, however, it was i havior of this faction; vrnich was char- i French Paper tho same houses, pro's-! acterized as ivas de- ti-atlon of v.'ire connuunlcatiou, and a claroi! io be held In the Socialist quar- ters BS constilullnE'a danger to the> TAKIS, March industrial region. Charges that the military party in Telephone Rates Won't be Raised drath list. A dozen or more Michigan cities were cut off .from the rest of the vvorld, and it was reporajd they were j In the path of Ihe storm which swept j northeastward across the stato from j Lake Michigan.. The' storm was jia-ttcularly severe In the vicinity of Kalamazoo, Haltle Creek, Lansins, Bay City and Sagiuaw. f In Ohio and Indiana, however, the tornado's fury apparently was wreak- ed on rural'districts. Noun of the larjro cjlles v.'fis hit, according lo re- ports. Swooping over Ihe open coun- try and semi-isolated districts, it was believed a number of persons bad heen killed anil much property damaged. INQUIRY RESUMED (Germany has lioen secretly workine I on a re-orgonlaatlon plan for the Her- jnvan array rnado by the Journal. S.iSKATOON, Sask., March Investigation has revealed this, it dc- Thf> Inquiry into the affairs of the Clares, and has shown that the list of to have been j University of HasXatchewnn reopened at 10 o'clock this morning with con of cross-eramiuation of llr. men whn r be mobilized tho flrat (Continued on Page Four.) call lotals throe hundred thousand in Bavaria alone. D. one of dis- The Petit I'arisicn says it learns missed professors. Nearly fifty Key "One indispensable amendment Is lhat the area of the northern parlia- ment should eriihracc the whole'ol the nine counties of Ulster." Largely upon Ibis question, it s'ays, rest the ultimate stability of the new Irish constitution and the. hope of evolving peace from the iliscbrd. 'Che newspaper also advocates giv- ing the Joint council of Ireland inoro dcfinito authority and representation on it to persons other than pledged eilremlsts. Another of tho nowBp er's suggestions is that tho final pow- ers -withheld by the present bill should be conferred upon the council of Ire- land. Ixird Duuraven, who says a majority of the people in Ireland are so con- vinced ot the fraudulent nature of. thrt bill as to consider its examination a waste of time. alEo favors the inclusion of- the whole of Ulster kin one legislature, while Sir Horace PlunkeU, who says: state in Ireland is the worst in living memory." declares that the army ot cannot bo removed because tho only government in Ireland Is the millta'-y authority, "tho incompetence ot wiilrii is being shown daily- with triglc proof." LONDON, March crisis in the whole of modern History is the description applied ;to Lhe present cituallon by the Dublin correspondent of the Ixmdon reiterating lhat Ireland is fast drifting into anarchy. The- Irish public -views currint events with profound ind sickness of he Bays, "arid IB amazed and frightened at gov- ernment's' failure to rucc-julie 'Uie facts of Public officials, it is said, live un- shadow of murder; soiae unable to-leave their -homes or nifht. -Slurder societies i'nd.thoroughly and are' aware.ofjth'e movements of all.iofficials, 'wtio i.on their .part" 'are'eijually their .dangers. Knowing" that- the sympathies "of telcgraphei's; Stitfi-a.ervlce are largely ''..with'1, the (Key dare wires to transmit tlon. Change in. Policy. i.- LONDON, March Associated Dally Bipresfe says that the government is'. making a drantlr, change in the military con- .rol in Ireland by sending over Gen. MacCready, commander of the Met-, in .place of Gen. Shaw. General .MacCready is known strong "peacemaker" and has vastly Increased powers in Ireland. The general expectation Is that ttiei-u .will be a majority !r. the com: mons for the second reading of the home rule bill debate which begins today. Most of the papers comment: editorially on the prospects of the measure on Ireland's condition. The Times' leader runs lo three col- umns, chiefly suggesting amendments to the bill and concluding with the profound conviction that the Irish problem Is soluble by forces of hon- esty, justice and good wilt. The Morning- Post can see only one logical and honest course, the Un- ionists, namely, to demand a repe'nl of the existing art and'reject the ne'w measure, but the Chronicle and other journals are sympathetic, toward the bill as just and (Special to The Heraldl March 29-Disregard-1 ing the two most Important recom-j mendations of the telephone expert hired by the government to re-f port on Alberta's telephone system, I Premier Charles Btewart told' the house Saturday afternoon that the gov- ernment did not Intend either to in-j creaso tha rales or to put a commls-1 sloner In charge uf the telephone system. The expert, Mr. J, K. Wray, had re- commended Increases as set forth in the Herald last week, ranging from '20 Government Will Announce Decision on Veterans' Bonus Issue Within a Few Days OTTAWA. March govern-1 served on a belligerent front, and as ment has taken the. request, of Ihe I approximate less amount to thosr Great Wr.r Veteran's" AsBo'ciation for a cash bonus under 'consideration ami will announce its decision in the per cent, for cities to 100 per cent, iu I course of a few days. Tills morning t NAVAL POLICY DEBATE THIS WEEK UNLIKELY OTTAWA. March Canadian Is unlikely that the houfio of commons will have an opportunity to dlscusfl Ihe statement of IVm. C. C. Hallantyno, on the Canadian naval situation this week. Naval dppnrtiiiRnt ostlma'fis will not. It is said, ho brought' up for consideration before the Kasler recess, which will defer the discussion of naval matters 4 at least until next, week, 41 .j. t< i American country. SIREN MORNS BANNED CATJIAHINKS. Onl., March 2ti In consideration for the feelings of and wounded soldiers. Chief o! i't.lipe Greene has Issued a warning to cyclists in tills, city thai they ir.nst nnt IIBC siren linrns which sivo out Bounds resembling (he whine Iiliih explosive sljelLJ. PORT ARTHUR THUNDERSTORM PORT ARTHUR, Ont., March' Port Arthur experienced QomiWng new for March nlsh( when.-a thunder- storni the citv, A houso struck by lightning and damaged, bu< the acou- Mints eicaped Injury. rural districts, or else Hie institution of a apeclol telciihone tax in (he rural districts. Mr. Stewart snld that If a commlastonor were put In chnrgo of the sysUm the rates imdoubtedly would havo to bo raised In order to ho fair, to tho commissioner and con- duct tho system on ft strictly commer- cial Ijjsls. Another recommendation of tho ex- pert which Mr. Stewart Bald would not be adopted, was the separation of the telephone auditing system in the gov- ernment auditing department. The bringing up of the telephone report for HIsctiSElon may result in prolong- ing tho session the'house (o anoth- er wtek after nil of Satur- day alternoou was spent in discussing II, and It Is untieriUnotl that opposl- lion speakers will continue on tho sub- ject Mohdfly afternoon. There is a larKe-.imounl of work to be done on the n'MMf.t yet, besides a mass of important legislation whlcli Is far from tho final stages. 'STORM AT MONTREAL MONTRBAb, dis- trict wfs. by a heavy electrical 'anil ball_slorm a large delegation from the Great War Veterans' Association, headed by, its president, R. 13. Maxwell, and repre- sentative members in' every proviiioe, waited on Kir Georgo Koater, acting premier, and members of tlio govern- ment, to present the resolution adopt- cd at Iho "Montreal coiivendo'n. Sir Ofmgo promised delegation an early reply anil full consideration. The veterans submitted n full mem- orandum to llic government, which In part, reads: The Memorandum "We nrc nf the opinion that suc- cessful re establishment hag not yftt been accomplished. In. which; connec- tion, we respecKully Invite your at- tention to the fact that a comparative- ly Email percentage of our overseas .forces have been able to avail them- selves ot Dilating re-establishment m ensures. "Our organization, at its national convention assembled, have resolved that Ihc re-establishment of Iho soldier can more effectively bo carried out by himself and more economically by oul country by means .an, Indemnity .In (he form ot a cash honus applicable to all. We feel this grant: stoylil be at least one dollar exlia of the service of those o f tljo served their country in Great Britain., Siberia or Canada. And, further, that cash grant bo extended to Ib'o next-of-Mu of fallen soldier 1n a lump sum amounting to not less than that lie would have received hud served until ihc date of the armlsllcc. Want Government Action "We respectfully urge you as efe bodying the patriotism of. Canada Introduce during this present a government measure, a aubfUn- Hal cash grant on the lines wo hare Indicated. We feel that this is not request-for. a bonus or grant, but a suggestion for a real 'in- vestment fn Canadian money IB build- Ing up Canadian nlllMnship, and In submitting It to you we do BO wllh the knowledge that the great majority of. our fellow Canadians recognize 1h6 necessity (or a further substantial re- '.Dn of imjsicai nnd handicaps that ensued to our com- rades by leaving their civilian homes." Tho Montreal resolution calls for a bonus of one dollar for each day's service payable to those who SBW service on si belligerent front, with a proportionate amount to lliosc who saw service In Oreat Bri- tain, Siberia or Canada.. The mum bonus is glsen as "or iuch sum as may be- equitable and accept-, able to our re-cstahllshmetit (ec and Dominion executive." ;