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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 122 Premiere Millerand and Lloyd George to Fix Basis of 1 Spa' Conference Overalls, Relieved by Spats Will Invade Westminster May about to Invade parliament but will be combined with tpats to re- llevo'ttis historic place of some of the mhook. Major -John Robert Prettynian Newman, member of the of commons'for the Ftnchley division of Middlesex, w41l the man who will Intro- duce denim to' Wettmjnster. Major Newman has admitted Intention to wear overalls to the house and says he has become a firm convert'of this means 'of smashing clothing prices, which .was Inaugurated on Hay "clings, however, to spats, and has told an interviewer he will wear them in connection with his unpar- liamentary garb. Big TURKS WOULD DELAY THRACE OCCUPATION PARIS. Sidy Jlillerand- Is going tp London next week to con- fer with David Lloyd George, tho Bri- tish prime 'minister, regarding finsn, olal, quest It 1s expected agreement-will tie'reacted upon the line of action'to be adopted concern- Ing Oermsny 'with repaid to execution ut the reparations clauses ol the treaty of Versailles. The premiers .will also egrco on the basis btUib.discussions, to be held with the .German representatives tbe Spa meeting on May 26, In line with the 'uttderstariaing. reached b: tbe'.supreme, council at San Remo fhaV.the alliea would.not discuss lore the Germans any Question'upon which they wore not In accord among themselves. _ Dlseuis'Application Only The French viewpoint Is that they will not discuss tie principle of any clause ot .the. treaty and will take up with the Germans manner ol applying the treaty's terms, Promln ent among the points to be taken up In London will bo the Interpretation of the- reparations! clauses and the form In-which the .German Spa 'Trill b'e the allies insist upon.'. word "revls'lotf' wlll'ba exclud- ed in accordance with tie firm atti- tude or the French, but what practic- ally modification.of the rapiratlons discussed In the form'of Vep'aratlonB. a year .accept Ins eventuality of ;dorminV all -'the Jajjiage is considered-noy prepare'd to.tiko French people preferring V a'.concretb settlement with.a'.prospect of Its realizatloii'beEinning'In the near future, "rather than waiting'Indefinite- ly for an'indefinite Bum. "The'French probably will not accept a lower min- imum than marts.gold, bill, are likely to consent to filing the maximum reparations payable by Ger- many al'lov.QOO.OOO.OOO. marks. The minimum sum may be divided Into annuities of marts M discussed at San Remo, -with the question left open tor decision by the reparations commission as to-wbelher and when the amount' should be In- creased, In .proportion to Germany's eventually Increased ability to pay the Lethbridge is ation Canada Land and Irrigation Go. Turns Water Into EHtche and Vauxhall District Will Go Under Water This Sea- Acres of Tiact to be Irrigated First P, R. Branch Will Connect It up WitK Lethbridge. Noble Will Seed Acres No curtallmtnt of the acreije In- tended to by the Noble Foundation, result from the On thi contrary, the companyXU binding every ef- ccmpl.U pro- gram, the April moliture haying the ce-roptny otti- that be one ef .Southern The will plant .this .tprlhg divided s: fol- lows. OaU, scrti, wheat, V40 flax, About 250 will be used putting in irop. the operation VHII somewhere In of a quarter of a million dollan. Milk River Water Split tieingArguedin N. Y. Today "NEW YORK, May question of whether certain tributaries Milk River which do not flow through territory belong equally to-irrigation in Canada and. the United Statec is being argued tcday by counsel for the United States before the International joint comrnlMion, now in session here. Senator Walsh, of concluded ease for state of Montana, Judge King has spoken on behalf 'ol the'United States reclamation service, and Senator Turner of Spokane, ge.ieral counsel (PC the United States, will conclude hie case today. Canadian counsel will follow; and as soon as She argjjmshl Is finished, the Joint commission will consider Its rulings and dispose of .the matter before leaving for Ottawa. Southern Alberta's area under irrigation will bi "extended by aerei -the summer when thi Canada Land'and Irriga- tion Co. commences watering the Vauxhall district of their tract. -J An official of the company day last turned through the at Lake McGregor, ar.4 on the Little reported, to c'.eVnpany ex- pccti to have waterVfeMy-fbr the use of the new on" thi Vauxhall irait eirlx'ln'June. The Irriga- r tioii project "rneani .a'greafdtal to view of the fact ttmt the C. P. R. hat se- cured-a from Klpp-to Retlaw.Is on the westerly edge of-the Canada Land and Irrigation Co. project, of which 'acres'will tie put under water. The new road will therefore not only traverse the LethbrUJue Northern project on which construction may be expect- ed to start within three months, but will join up with one of the finest Irrigated areas In Canada when.it Is all under the ditch. The railway will eventually bring the trade of aSO.OOO-scr'es' of irrigated land to Lethbridge and wilKconsti-. tute one ofithe mast Important' feeders of the C. P. R In whole of western Canada. Land In the Vauxhall dlitrlct, which Is 18 miles north of Taber, it being rapidly talTen up and the company hope's to dispose of the 'whole of the first .op.OOO-acre block during the coming summer. Sev settlers are already land arid will sow crops .Ylhls year. HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT t NUMBER 2. Proposed Senate Amendments Block p osi ti o n Leader Is Very Critical EARLY ADJOURNMENT ROUSES. GUTHRIE'S IRE Increased Passenger liases to U. S. Points; May Be The OTTAWA', May. j senger fares from'-Canada to th'c cd States to take care of the'cffat'of rhazlmum, however, not marKB. exceeding czcliaiige, will be .cchilde'reA bsforo the-board of cpmmisBioncre ttday. The casejwill bo argued hf counsel for tnq Tailways.-. and'- tbe board will make Its declsjon In the matter o! the 'suspended which STORES CLOSE ON .WEDNESDAY Wednesday afternoon is the" Jirs't-of the weekly': halHiolI- days, and all retail stores In the cily'will close at 1 o'clock; tf Bolsheviki stili Holding Capital of Ukraine But An Hard Pressed REDS ADMTT THEY For the. first time this spring settled j weather prevails over Southern Al- berta. The weather cleared, after'the EtormVon Sunday afternoon. On Monday tbe sun, struggled to break .hrough the cloiids-and succeeded dur- ing7 the aftefUooii hours. On Monday nlght'tbe'Wlnd switched to the south- west tor the Jlrst lime In some weeks and with.the'sun shining brightly the fields are.rapidly being cleared of snow-.'tbday.: Ing general' by Thursday agalu'exeept in some parts of'the'district, near the mountains seems to be the geincnil summary. In the', Orion, Forembst, Grassy Lake and Bow. Iiland districts many farm- ers wllf be'bri tke'jland Wednesday as much snow and rain fell there as Given good the coming week will see great activity all ovc-H Southern Alberta, and 25 per cent, orj tbe crop should be in the ground by tbe time the next report is issued. RETIlilNG 'Bolsheviki are' entrenchlnj in the hills on the west bank of in a great semi-circle backs against tjkratofa'u capital; according tb frtm the frorit. The' fight for'sOBSesslon of Kiev. is at Its heightj raging day night along the rind alley. BolshiM Admit Retirement MOSCOW, Jtay 'Retirement of EussitaCBolshevIk forces from the vi- of Pastpva, about.. BOdlh'wSBl at bttlcial statement issued hy the war ministry today. It after fighting troops are retiring to positions Fierce fighting continues southeast o the statement says. Th; In view of the prospects pt reduced total .payments, the French nro un- derstood to be disposed to set forth to the allies.that tho British maritime Jossen havo heen largely compensalet by Increased freight rates and that Great Britain can afford to add some- thing to France's per cent. Postpone Thrace Occupation CONSTANTINOPLE, May tente power's have been asked by Da- niud Ferld, grand vizier, to postpone decoration of Thrace until after tho Turkish delegation can be heard by the peace conference In Paris. Kour Greek divisions are at Salon- 29 la which were not ORiON (From Our Own trwrfsoor-.lrfHJ 27th and 26th we had sufficient rain to stoy seeding for half a day, with- that exception wheat is being seeded, possibly holt the wheat is in "the ground..' One farm- er reports some wheat already through the ground. Warmer weather help to furnish gwss, pastures are very bare. FOREMOST (From Our Own Correspondent) FOREMOST, May Friday afternoon and the nisht is again prolonging fnc spring and giving the country un app'earance_ of winter. The ground is covered quite heavily and snow-is.still falling.. A. good deal ot cultivation and seeding ____, ..._ 1ms been done, though 'the'ground B____ _ soaked'to a greati must -be too wet in 'many Ono iopth'evcn on'tub. sod. Warm man said He was going to take; tho ng weather -will bring tiie crop along.] olf.SIs disc no that he would _ list in the amount of with SO" per cent.''Grtilea, between Bow Island and 20 per cent, seed- ng llnltaea. '.Other points in that area- fa We'.made progre ss. With.p'v'er five Inches of moisture Itirihg" the 'past 'three weeks, the THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT OTTAWA, May HOUSE to amend the opium and nar- cotic drug given third reading. Bill to repeal certain sections of the inspection and Silk set relating to the dimensions of fruit pack- Third rea'ding given to amend- ment to th'e' Petroleum and Naptha inspection act. Second reading to. bill, to amend Industrial Disputes Act. Bill -re- mains In committee. 'Further'consideration Given the franchise bill in committee. THE not sit. Jnlck germination may be expected, the Herald bating heard of a number of-eases whoro grain sown somo days ago "lias, already'shown through ihe ground.'; Farmers wheat' all this is Jeipocled, owing lo re- ports' of :tho.great shortage estimated -TJ. w.heat crop due to tho Henvy sowing.of flax is also ex- Most points report sufficient feed, although'one or two places mention a scarcity in the supply. Work animals are renorted.to'ifoe not in strong eon-j not Ce able to disc lintll the ground is OTTAWA, May criticism In the. house 'today resulted in tht tempofary- blocking .of a senate bifl to amend Industrial Disputes iu- vestlgaJJon Lemieux Acti. The-.clause of'tb 6 bill particularly aX Issue was one relating lo the authority. of the .union leaders for board of conciliation. Under.the pres- ent net. .such :autliority -must be ap- proved by a majority of the members of the uinon present at a meeting call- ed (or that purpose. Under the hill. IFriir. Our :has nearly dlsapjiearod; from district but' (Men that with continued the farmers considered... It possibto thst oesHlpatlon ol the town of Shemakha, about 65 miles west of. Baku, inith Caucasus region, by Bolshevik troop occurred on April 30, Is: announced. Disorder-- at Kiev WARSAW, May (By Associated Disorder and confusion pre- vail In Kiev, according ;tp reports le- celve.d here The dispatches, how- eVir, are contradictory, slating that the Bolshevik! -are. .evacuating olhers say Inat General illezeckow, the 36-year-old command- er of the Twelfth Red army, Is making preparations to defendi.KIov with all Us available forces. diticiii; generally for heavy work. (Continued on I'aga Four) Itii. awaiting.orders to advance Thrace. Into XKVV AUTHOR DIES TOHK, May Thompson Price, aged well-known playwright and author, died yesterday lit n hospital hero of'ah'affection ot tho liearl. approved this hearing In, the. interosti'of the travel- ling public. -1 '.V An order will he Issued by tjie boarjj very shortly Jn.: the ni alter ot com- pulsory prepayment of freight charges on goods exported (rotn''Canada to live United States. The' railways ..ordered its agents not to accept shipments without full prepayment of. c'harges to United states points, the nrtverso' EI- chatge haying matcnaliy affected the revenues on the.Unlted "Stale.B portion of .A hearing; :'on the ques- tion was beld'by theVomnilsslon some weeks ago, but; no, ruling has. cbcen niiide as' yet.ib'erotid TThat was indi- cated in a suggestion 'from the bench that it did not appear .to a matter In which the] rAUro'ad' commission (could interfere. Is understood, however, that tho board has since framed sn order on .the: point for the guidance of Canadian roads. Bris.Gen. McLean's Aspersion ,v On Wives of Privates Is Keenly Resented in Ottawa C-' OTTAWA, May Very sfronr ff cl- ing was manifested last night at the; fcuain'es.? meeting of th a Ottawa corn- Kami, Oreat Veterans' Associa- regafcling .the remarks of Brig.- Gen. a member of tho spe- cial 'parliamentary .committee on pen- sions and re-cafabllsbmenl. Brig.- Gen. at the meeting of the committee .yeatordsiy, said that the average wife of. a private was ot the servant class before marriage, and maintained that a woman who would work should bo encouraged to do so. Considerable resentment mani- fested at tho implication, which It was {lioujg'nl sucli a. remark contained, some comrades remarking thai most women had to work anyway, and the distinction hinted at was speakers. castigated by the various resolution was linanJiaoiisly pass- ed, strongly, protesting against BrlE.- Gen. McLean's, statement, Tho com- mand went on.record, that they de- plore MgXlen. IlcLoRn's ignorance to Ihe class of .women who were tho wives ot "private soldiers In the Canadian expeditionary lhatj they see no reason why the wldoW ot a private who gave hla life for Canada i not be allowed to't.-y and live on her pension.Ji.ul.as tho widow of f. brisadlcr-gcncral'is'ablo'to; that they repudiate class (Hatlncticvn in' A country wtlch fought for the principle of democracy, and thai tbey consider him an unfit person to sit on n committee which is Wiiii pfObltri'iS Ot ihO56 -who Ktcrlflced their all tor Canada. Copies of the resolution are to b9 forwarded to tho deling prime minis- ter, tho Xew.BruriswIcK provincial command of tho'6. TJV. Y. A., anU the Uominloa That is Rumor Though Com: pany Understood to be Keep- ing the News Dark That.'oil in commercial quanti- ties, sufficient to practically prove the contention that an enormous pool of oil exists, has been struck Is a new weir in Northern Alberta' Is the Information the Herald has received from a source more than usually reliable. The story IE in the rumor stage as yet, but this believed to be due to the_fa6t that the promoting company whkh put down thr well Is keeping tHe news and the location of the well a secret for the present, giving them a chance to blanket the surround- Ing country with leases. For a long time it has. been, known that the Peace River coun- try wa> underlaid with oil, but the attempts to reach It hive only been partially successful. Dr. Dow ling, Dominion geologist, on his last visit to Lethbridge reiterated to the Herald his firm conviction that the development work In the north would yet bring big results. This year's exploration promises to be the greatest if the above rumor proves authentic there will be a rush which will rival the great development .now going on In Texas, A "RUM" CARGO ARTHUR, Ont, May Upward of gallons of No. 1 Jamaica rum unloaded yester- day, from the steamef. Hamotilc. .-The'splrits, shipped, In huge oak casks, and said to be the finest kind, was shipped in bond from Kingston, Jamalga, to Win- nfpej and A constant watch will be kept ,6n the con- and the- will be double sealed and cheeked by the police department all along tho jlne to Its final destination. 'SISTER OF BLISS CABMEN DIES ST JOHN, N.B.i' reached here last night of tho sudden death at Mass., ot Mrs Maty Ganong. wife of lit. W. F. Gan ong "of Smith's Collcgcj Beceased was a siaier of lillss Carmen, the-poet. That is Toronto Farmer-Liberal Combination Is.likely Yet SENATOR PRINQLE DIES Jlay 4. The OTTAWA. dea'h of lion. Cllvq I'ringle mikes the fourth vacancy in the senate. The vacancies are: v Brilleh Columbia, ono; Alberta, one; Ontario, two. C.P.R. Likely to-Me Over Canada liarid Co. Project Along with the report that the Canada Land anil, Irrigation 'Co. had succeeded in getting the water through tho ditch between Lake McGregor and the Little Bow re- servoir, a part of the syttem whjch hss slvsr. continuous troubln.eyer since construction on it ttarttd, comes an interesting and well founded rumor that the dlan Pacific Railway deparlriierit, of Natural resouretn is likely lo take'over the dMKida Land-Vnij" Irrigation Co. Just wliat stage the negotiations have rlached, the Hel-atd has been unable to learn, 'but It is well known that for sev- eral years efforts have been made the C. P, rt. In the col- onizalloh project embracing land 'owrfed'by the Canada Land Co. -It C. P. R. should acquire thlf trait it wlll..hav6 irrigation systems extending illl the way on tht south to the on'lHe north, (fircclalto The Herald) TORONTO, May Watch for an early split In the Drury govern- That li the current talk In poli- tical circles here. Labor and .the: farmers are not agreeing. That U the sum and substance of the are finding that' they are much farther apart than they had thought when they were helping each other to. defeat the Hearst government Tast fall. If the Liberties do break away, as It-li believed they will, a Farmer-Liberal: combination Is ex- pected to, result, .and a number of Liberals, will be taken Into the government, 'Many of the Liberal members' are sympathetic to the Drury government and It would not be at all surprising If, at the next session of 'the legislature, Labor'and :the. Conservatives will contribute the -.opposition, with a Farmer-Llbertl coalition under Premier Drury in the seals of dry enough. On account of theonois- j the" approval nnisl be given by a. ina- tufe, farmers are hbplug: foiva good ;.jorily of all tbe members of the crop, but are beginnlnE-.to worry .'a.'union. Uttl'o on account, ot the-scarcity of .Specially critical o't the hill were help mid tho went condition-, of? Hon. W. Mackenzie King, leader of and the late .spasonV yj the' opposition, who, asj r -7.', ister, of the Lemieux CpALDALE Act, and Angus McDonald, recently Ijabbr-U.P.'p. member for .Tem- Iskiuhliig.- It was "Mr. MgDonalu's- mdftieu'speech. in the riause'and was --with-Interest by'tlli'Slde's. 1 Mr, King's 1'Mr.'King argued'that If a'number of men working in a mine Were'dis- satisfied they, could not, under the jill, 'obtain a board'of. their own ap- ptlcatibn. .They must wait for the ap- proval ot a majority of the whole union. Jlr. McDonald.declared that the ef- fect of the. amendment would bo to- increase slrikes. A section in a min- ing camp'would be unable to secure Inquiry into any grievance they might have, and its dissatisfaction might very easily Infect the whole in- dustry. Tlie effect of (lie proposed amendment to the act appeared tlift re- verse of beneficial to labor. "Franchise Bill More clauses In the' mucli-debalcJ franchiso bill were passed and touifir- the house is to take up the im- portant amendments touching on tlic mfranchisement of women of enemy alien birth naturalized by marriage. Early Adjournment The house adjourned at .11.30. p.m.. out not without a c.lash between 5tr.