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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. EIGHTEEN PAGES LETHDRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH EIGHTEEN PAGES NUMBER 93 Mayor M'Curtain Was Victim of Murder Club of Sinn Fein Crowd I Was Sinn Fein Himself But Op-, posed Policy, of His Comrades j But When it Comes to Applying] If Trniililp is Ev- (f_ u irouoie is pCC ted IM IJj UNDERGO LONDON, March able modification in the fourth Irish home rule bill will be made when it comes to the committee staae, according to- Indications given In the first day of debate on the measure yesterday. Its adoption- Is probable, and ers reflected the opinion thsl the difficulty would come wheh at- tempts are made to apply it. Interest fn the bill appeared somewhat lukewarm, considering the Importance of the occasion. A very crowded, house listened to the debate, the only exciting phase of which was the uproar caused by An address by William W. Bcnn. regarding the .assassination of Lord Mayor MacCurtaln, of Cork. Dominion for -March 'Jiy Oariadiaii Prtia i-ftAsid TVJre) j March dispatch to j Cut tain ami six other prominent men i who were expelled from the Inner clr- [des of tho Sinn Fein and'condemned i as untrustworthy to the cause thev had vowed to support, were doomed to death. Of these Mayor .MftcCurtaln was tho first .to be killed. Another, Prof. .Stcckiey, was shot at four times, but escaped ivlth his life. third man, whose Identity has not F been disclosed, was found blind-fold- bound and shot tp death in a field JKt Limerick, lie In his a; rosary. The remaining four arc still; Mlve as far as kuowii. "It the newspaper de- j i tte Sinn Fein inner clr-i- cle organized an attack on a mail t van In Dublin on March 3 and the men j ?ent to do the work secured corrcs-j pondence which was being forwarded] jio Dublin Castle. Whether in this! men liaa added a menacin (lorrcsjiondpnce there Was found any-: the already thinn Implicating the seven men Hun. i not tjuite clear, hut there; J is good ground for this view. Twoj Mlsys 'after the attempt to murder j Prof. Stockier. Lord Mayor MucCur-i U- J who although a Sinn. Feiner, liad j in t'uc house of commons lu-L strongly denounced tlie Sian Fein! day, described Ihc Irish lionie rule' campaign, was killed. Thero Is no bill as a "cumberous duplication and aouht now in the minds of Irish ofiic- multiplication of Institutions and of- that his murderers were Sinn fices." adding (hat "from tue view-1 Felners acting under the orders of the point of efficiency thoro Is nothing to j inner ring of the. Irish republican ho ?aid for ii." I brotherhood. There may' he other Mr. Asnuith recalled in J9U j similar cases of vengeance, as it Is ho gave a pledge that Ireland shouH i known Hut as soon as any member have one- parliament and declared that 1 known to be 'untriifitwqrthy' as ilir- Ke adhered lo that view now. He d's-1 Ccled against a STnh is shot .ngrces. bo said, with those who ho- by his could bo no conslituUonalj AM B n F i changes until order been restored oe" runerai r.ud assured that ihe root of tlio liou- MAYOR MacCVJRTAIN, OF; CORK Whoso murder bv unknown mauked. Wide Open Policy in Im- migration Unqualified HOUSE DEBATES FUTURE POLICY OTTAWA, >Iarcb Tbe wide open door policy la regard to immi- gration, which followed in past years, has been an unquali- lied success, Arthur Meighen, minister, of admitted to thJB.'eyenine during the debate on tho eduoitipn ot aliens. A country, Meighen, can only asslrollalo-k ycbrUlu people, In other ivords, the body politic can only digest a certain ainount.oStiforeigners. The importance ot {caching the aliens real Canadian not been overlooked by tbe-.jovernment, but education was a ma'tter left In the hands of :iiui provinces and it would bo bettor to loave, tills, question oniirtv ly in their hands. Reduce Undesirables Dr. Michael Sie'ele, South Perth, was the father of the resolution which oc- cupied tho house. dining. the whole oE today's session. In introducing his measure, be saiiV.Ciaiuada was recelv- j ing yearly 6f immigranls of. j every race and tongiie', and these peo- ple are growing any proper Bolsheviki Want Peace WithPoles LONDON, March 30. Gtorge Tchitcherin, the Uus- sian Soviet foreign minister, has notified Poland of his wil- lingness to open peace nego- tiations on April 10, as Pol- and has suggested, according to a- wireless message from Moscow .today. M. Tchitcherin suggests (hat the meeting be held somewhere in Esthoniu, Tornado Death Toll In U.S. Reaches 158 and Grows Steadily Death List Grows as Wire Communication Being Thousands Villages Razed to the Damage in Millions Cannot be Estimated. Germans To Obey Allies In Ruhr Area AVon'tSend More Troops Than Treaty French Will Act conception Canada had more :ihan three mil- l.ionJminigrants infthe last 20 years and if our populatidn in, tbe next 20 Announcement Made By (Special to The Herald) 'EDMONTON; March in view nf Hib (ifstiirbeiV ttriil Verrlbla emplpi'nient agencies will rccciro .limps throush whlcii Mhe-coiintrj- is pi'inloil uotice Ebon thai tlier will lip prohibited from business wyestcrdajv It, private Pre-emption Sales Mining Lands and Oil Brought in ".from a crowded s.re, syatoin. [bis bill for the measure on' Mr. took from tho Irish what the majority of them .wanteiriii one formor another, and attempted lo force on them BoineUjtng the great majority .disliked and would always refuse to accept. He. advocated amending the 1914 Home Kale Act. enlarginK tlie .powers of the Irish parliament and executive ao as to give (Item to all intents and purposes the sUilus of a dominion. Mr. Asqullii said ho still favored the expediency nC county option tor Ul- ster, whereupon Sir Kdwanl ;he Ulster Unionist leader, asked the speaker if ho favored county option j'or the of Ireland. Mr. AsquiUi nnsvvereil iu the affiiiiinlivo, "Then we cnn have, a Sinn Fein retorted Sir lid ward. George changed his' for entering tlio debate, decid- ing no! lo reply until tomorrow to Mr. Asfiuith's "hitnck-upon the bill. Au- ilrcw" JJonar tho government leader, followed Mr.-Asqullh in today's1 debate, declarine that if the Mbnrnl leader proposed lo amend tbo exist- ing Inn-, as he has indicated, bis ITU posnl woulrl be .condemned nr, unani- mously hy lho representatives or 'Kncrn Ireland as is Ihc present Wll. Sonar Law's Defense Mr. nonar Law asked what Mr. As- cjuLth meant "comity] whether he meant that jiny county could refrain froni joining in ihc gov- ernment until H was ready to cchiiQ In. Tbo goverinnotit leader said lliat Hie now bill wa.s not tho result ol a free choice on tho government's parl H recognized that when the last of 1he treaties was signed the existing law for Irish rulo would bo- tome effective. This would have incrint lister would be forced lo join tho Dublin parliament against Its which tlie govern- anent would not attempt to carry through. There were four alternates, said Mr. Andrew Bonnr Law, The Ural was Iu repeal tiie-IIomc Uiiln Act; Ihc second to establish dominion home rule; the third lo give self-determination to 'he ier Stewart in Legislature on Monday car iu j it was importaottbafthe number undesirables _ should be reduced to tliri minimum. yrairle proTlnces S.3 par cent. population "could riot speak -.Eiiifllsh 1% per-'cect; could1 "riot TeVd or -write, -The ceusiis oH 9 11 .repealed pUterates .in Ontario aloae. The Increase in our alien, population would become a- menace to .Canada in the province atte'r-July 1 ue'xt ac I amTa unified. IXjiainion ww impossible cording to on announcement mailc in I i( (1lc not proper i n the house Monday night by Premier education.' Foreigners, lie said, should Chnvies Stewart. Mr. Stewart saf.l to observe the law of orrtcr-in-conncll to this effect an'1 Taeso signc.d shortly. Members of tbe diatoscci varying opinions on joct, Frank Lcftlngwell, Warncir, find Captain R. E. Campbell, Tlocky Moun- tain, opposing tho elimination of'prl: vato competition with the government j lhe political F. E, Stacey, Xcw de> clared that while Orientals had per- formed essential labor in cerUin Brit- Columbia industries, Orleplal im- son and-Major James Lowry coin- meudetl the stand taken by the gor- eminent. bureaus while Captain Robert pefir.j migration in tho future must be plac- ed on a basis of national require- ments. Brandon Member Speftkc OTTAWA, March P. Whiddcn, Brandon, speaking m lho debate in tho house of commons on the resolution for a campaign to Cana- ilianizo tbo foreign born already with- (Special to lho Ifarnld) i OT1UWV >larch totiil revenue from thc'Jniid braneli collected at Lclhbridgc for the year ending 'Cl, was 613.35. made up as follows: Home- stead and pre-emption tees, pre-emption sales, pur- chased homestead sales, general safes. improve- ments, sundries, Ir. the iimfoer and grazing brartcli; wood permits brought In ?53.50, antl graz- ing, bay, and sundries, In Ihc minins laiivls brancti thcro a total revenue which in- cluded for coal land leases, 54.S1S.13 royalty on coal mined, t22.C5 for petroleum and natural gas fees. The forestry branch had a rev- enue of IrJbh peojtie, which mean Irish republic, and fourth, to give ire- land tbo largest measure of homo ii.lc compatible with nationnl security and the pledges that been given. Tho last, declared Mr. JJonnr was what It was intended to giro tbc present hill. Pool Room Control Leads To Mem- ber Makes Charge (Special lo Tiic Herald) BDMONTOX, March C. McKInney, Claresliolm, engegert in another sharp controversy Monday af- ternoon with Attorney-General J. 11. Uoylo over the subject of ]ioo! room conlrOr, Mrs. McKInney reading a let- ter from an unidentified correspond- ent an allcgc-d occurrence in nn unnamed town in Alberta last December. The gist of lho accusation was thai a pool room, after tbe proprietor had been convicted on evidence obtained in two liours by nn agent of the atlor- iiey-general's department, had hat! tho license cancelled, only lo liave it re- stored n few days Inicr. Mrs. McKInncy asked Mr. Boylo to stale Ihe policy of the in tho borders of the Dominion, last night, said: "Those people may become a great asset or a treat liability. It all de- pends upon what wo make it possible for them to become. -1. "A mere mechanical process to edu- cate foreign born along the lines ol Canadhm citizenship was useless. If they arc to live with us, must make Ihem become n part ot us. IE we do not want them to live with us, the sooner we get rid of them the better." It Tvas useless, the speaker said, lo try to coerce- the belter class of for- eigners. They must he educated along PARIS, March have been given by the Germnn govern- ment 'that it will not send into tho Ruhr valley more regular troops than are allowed by tbe terms of tho Ver- treaty. A German delegation called on Premier IMIllerand late last night and told him the German troops in the Ruhr district did not exceed the number allowed.and declared nr> more such troops...would he sent there Ithout authorization" from the allies. Receiving iu embers of tho French press last evening, M. Millerund de- clared 'il the Germans violated the terms o" lho treaty by seucUnR n .strong ic- force into the JUihr district, I France occupy part of tho Tientral (be allies agreed K or not'. Communists ESSEX, March i stipulations of the frovermnent relative to'n cessation fighting and muintcttance of order in the district have been accepted, Tvith one the central com- mittee in Charge of anti-government operation's here, according to a notifi- cation sent to Berlin last night. Ex- ception was taken In reference to tho fourth condition regarding the sur- render of arras and ammunition. The government was informed tbat this cond i t i on would b e accepted I f con- strued In accordance with the Biele- feld agreement with the ng tbat this agreement would be ful- 'illed. Tho govern men t is sending Its ulti- matum to Communists in the Ruhr