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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME FOURTEEN PAGES LBTHBRIDGE, AL8ERTA, THURSDAY, .MAY FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 124 R. L. G. Coulter and J. C. Hobbs Had Dealings With Bought Oil Lease.From Them But-Only Partly Paid for Engaging but Appeared. Nervous and; .Afraid Someone Was Following Him.. Alberta Bonds Snapped up by Buyers in U.S. TORONTO, May 6. Alberta bond issues were disposed of quickly In the States mar- ;ket yesterday throughout a syn- dicate of Toronto and American bond nouses. Only one bid was made. for the Later arrangements were complet- ed whereby the syndicate which bought purchased the additional At tho price of 101.57 the prov- "Tnce borrows on a' basis of about per cent In Canadian Owing to the position of exchange the bonds were offered in the Unit- ed States to yield the Investor 7J4 per' cent. Declare Ontario Liberals Are Not Wavering in Their '.Support of Leader Dewart "BLUEBEARD" WATSON WILL NOT PLEAD INSANITY TO ESCAPE THE GALLOWS LOS ANGELES, Cal., May Andrew Wation, alias Jamet R. Hulrt, alleged self-confessed bigamist and murderer, no Intention of pleading Insanity, according to a statement Issued last at- torney, J. M. and would disappointed If his cite there was any verdict other than one of utility of murder In the fint degree. The county grand Jury has bwh ordered to convene tomorrow to consider the Watson'case.' TURK DELEGATES REACH VERSAILLES VERSAILLES, May. Delegations to Ihe peace conference May lesltliture iiast. night F. W. Hay, North arid n. R. Hall, Parry repMdlated with consider- able heat, an article In a Toronto evening paper which stated that Liberal members of the housts were wavering In their support 01 K H Dewart. "The article has been written with malicious Intent and pur- declared Mr Hay, while Mr Hall weft him some better, report as scur- rilous, llbeloui and untrue, and demanding that the government either from 1U or exclude him from the house their support, aijd that before next session a firmer-Liberal combination might be looked for In tho scat of power. Leader ot tho Liberal party Is fighting the Orurj forces, hut it la understood some of the Liberal sup- porters from rural constituencies ara very sympathetic to the farmers' may have led to the TorbnUy.paper story which led to tho protest mentioned in the above patcbT dls- C.'N.R; ARBITRATION COST A special dispatch from OTTAWA, May. Canadian .gross amount ot legal and other expenses connected witli tboConadten (Northern arbitration pro- Toronto! cecdlngs In eo far as the depatrment arrived hero shortly after this morning. published In Tuesdays Herald Indl-lot railways is concerned, was midnight' catcd 'hat tha uabor members of information was given to J. H. iDrury were wavering in tho house CANADIANS PRESS FOR AN EARLY DECISION ON IRRIGATION WATERS (Speclal'to the iierald) May That three Ta- ber business "men, one of whom Is now ilvlng in the state of New York, who were In Calgary during the oil excitement of 1914, knew Hulrt, whose case is now attract- ing attention, all over the. north- west, ahd'.had certain -associa- tions with him, was the statement made by the parties'concerned, to a. representative 'of the. Herald here information obtained by. the Herald: went.to show that R. L. G.'Todd, of Taber, was in- terested in the Gusher Oil Com- pany organized by Kulrt, who was then passing undtr the name of Watson in that year. Further informallon obtained by !tHe-Herald man; was ig the effect that'Witeon had madejTodd .a'pfei'e'nV-qf'one 'thousand. shares in while; Mr.'Todd in'Cilgary.': Toddj' who Is an official of Iho Co., at Taber, -was found at-liis home In the Douglas Ad- dition' uy'thbjrepresentatlve of tho Herald.' "Vcs, Mr.' Todd, only knew him-by the name of Watson.' That was tho name )oubtful Whether, American 'Section of Commissipn Give Judgment Before New Arguments Pre- sented at Hearing Just Concluded in Ottawa. he went by In. Calgary. J. C. Hobbs Admits He Kilt- ed His Last tence Monday G; Andrew. plead- ed guilty iri 'the. superior cour1 here today 10- ajcouiily grand jury chargingTriim .witli-inurdci in .-tliti for tlic kill- ing of 'NinaiLee-peioney. Sen lence was set for. Moiiday at 1( W.; Coulter had sin offko'in the In the'riteaiitime Wat fifth.-floor of the Elmer block, and I; ncted.as their secretary. It was there j SOU- Will be examined ,by IWO I met Watson, who for a short time. {0 be named by the had a desk In; the same office. He J was only there "a short while though, and then removed to some other office. (Special to The Herald) OTTAWA, May when the decision, in the case OJ the division of tire waters of the St. Mary's and Ililk rirere -wijl to rendered ty the.Inter- national Joint commission which has been silling for. three 'dais m Ottawa and New York'trill be rendered .is The hearing of the argu- ments lor the division ot tho waters rivers f pA forward as at IW v. tag rearinnwiii n-as fieceseKatcd j Ijy the request ot C E. Wyo- FRENCH GET COAL M1N.E: IN WAR IN OPERATION ______ May first coal mine wrecked during Iho war to resume was opened at 'Anolr early this weel It has been equipped with the most modern machin- ery'and it Is.said its pre-war production will bo eclipsed. Unsatisfactory Explanation of Remark About Wives of Priv- ate.Soldiers Being in Servant .Class Together With.De- letions in Stenographic Notes Causing Trouble. OTTAWA, Slay Canadian amino the reporter and his notes and resignation''from tho, Committee ot Col. I'eck. V.C., and Col. R.'.C. Cooper camo befo'ro the pecial committee on pensions end re- this, niorning." The let- era were considered hut no 'further solion was taken. It was suggested hat In view of a ftill invcsUsstioiv ot .he incidents surrounding the reslgna- Jons, they should now be and also suggested that these rcsigna- ions could only bo made through the louse, as the committee hail been np pointed In that way. Col. Cooper's letter of resignation, addressed to Hume Cronyn, chairman, follows: 'In view of the unsatisfactory cul- mination ot'Uie General .McLean inci dent, I feel I cannot do otherwise than turn in my resignation' from your committee. 1 base my decision on the LOllowing three points: of evidence from the records ot Uie committee without an thority. transcript of evidence given General H. 11. McLean (in my efusal of the committee to ertain if the. transcript as gifeu the newspapers is in accordance tho notes taken by him. (Signed) "R. C. COOPBH." Resignations Discussed OTTAWA, ilay 'Canadlai pensions opened to the public this morning lor discussion o} Colonel Peck's resigna- tion as presented this moroing. Col. Peck's letter was read by the chair- man, !Hume Cronyn, He said he had also received this morning the resig- nation, ot Colonel 11. C. Cooper.. He also read a statement from C..S. Blue, stenographer, who asked to bo called in reference to the accuracy ol .his nolca on tho day in question, Mr. Blue told of taking; the state- ment of Gen. McLean and said'the chairman had instructed him to ei- punge from the records all of Gen. McLean's statements. Gen. McLcaii next morning asked him for a tran-, soripttoricf what'had and he gave this as requested. Two or thfee questions asked by Mr. McNeill were in his notes but hail not appeared on tie records. It was (Continued on Pago Kive.) Ills wife, a tail, rather 'good-looking woman, acted as-his stenographer and COinpCU courl, on initiative, to detenninc- the man's mental took caro- of prospective buyers at times when Watson was out. As Wat- Kon kept his affairs to" himself, and 1 was simply acting as secretary, T had little to do-with him. He would bo In the office for two or three hours'a day, and of course I was there." v Recognized by Pictures A'sked as to his recognition nf the picture in the.papers, the official stat- ed that hearing some talk In the coal office about the .case, ho to6k up the paper, and was struck at once with the likeness'-to the man In the Cul- office.: Pale-faced anil with blue eyes, he'wore, n hard hat as seen In tho pictiire..: .Six years haul passed, but the likeness was good. When he started to read'about the murder case, (Continued on page sit.) VESSEL IS LAUNCHED QUEBEC, May now Canadian marine vessel, tho Canadian- Hunter, was successfully launched at the pavlc shipbuilding plant hero yes- terday. The' length of the vessel is 331 feel and her tonn.ige MOtf. Lloyd George Will Pay No Attention to Cable From U.S. About Ireland LONDON, May 6. Premier Lloyd Georoe will not take nizance of the message from Unit- ed States congressmen relative to I Ireland. "This sort of thing has ceased to cause any stir he cfficial ,at 10 Downing Street-told the As- sociated Press this morning. "We long since haye conie 'to believe that messages coming from Amenra are political n'anoeuvres, and that they do not represent Am'crl'ian sentiment. Consequently, they ,have littlo weight." Bolshevik! to Protect Property of Foreigners COPENHAGEN, May C Kras sm, tho Hussian Bolshevik minister, of trade'and'commerce in the Copcu hagen negotiations, has sent a mes sago to 'the central soviet Insisting that'tho properly in Russia ot.iorelgn subjects shall inviolate Owine to a breakdown m tho Petrograd wire- ess however, no direct reiply as been received. A, Copenhagen firm >-eslerday-.ie- eived a telegram from hy way of Harbin, to tho eHect that, the oviet autliorities had issued a decree lat goods belonging to the.subjects f .foreign nations shall-hot. be .He- uestered except oil a special reason ud after a taxation commission lias iied a fair not heard the cvidenco and the earlier First Steps to Be taken aj. Rome For Carrying Out League Covenant WASHINGTON, May full pro- gram awuits attention of the connci oi the Icajue of nations, due to meet Decision to Mississippi Reached bv' Members 6f Old Church Amendment to Franchjsc Tweedie, G Is Withdrawn NDW NEW YORK FIJNDS TIpHK, Jlay' cu Chan go'waif steady today at J3.S4 for demand arid }St.S4% for caulcs. Can sdian dollars wero quoted at 00.50. Two Men Are Arre By A.P.P; Charged With Raymond Robbery (Special to the Herald) May months of work Iho A, P. i'. ing. -ft oulllno of preparations for the meeting received here shows that first steps are to bo taken toward carrying out, siicli provisions of the league covenant as international dis- armament, publication of all treaties entered into league members, plans for the first meeting ot the league .ssembly, admisaloa of now members, Chairman of Quebec Harbor .Board Leaves For on Tour of Inspection May Canadian Sir Uavld Wat son, chairman of Iho Quebec harbor Medicine Hat Officials of the Deny C. P. R. is :_ Trying to Buy MEDICINE HAT, May Ltthbridge Herald ptibirshad yes- terday a rumor "that the C. P. R. department of natural resources Is likely to take over .the project of Land and Irrisatlon Co." Seen by the News this morning, Mr. J. W. McLane stated that, a.i the officials of the com- here have hrard, there is riothlng In this rumor which has cropped up at various times in tho past several years. Appeals for Release of Winnipeg Strikers MONCTON, N. B., May ing a meeting hero last night under of Iho Moncton Central many other matters. Tho method of presenting theso FLUM COliLEB, Man Mi> Menuonites in Manitoba, .after an all day conference held' on. Tiiesdny by the members of church at the Tillage of-mneiand, db: elded to leave Canada anil, seek new homes In the state of Mississippi.where thuy have secured options, hlong with the. Mennonites of Saskatchewan, on large tracts ot unoccupied'land. Thoy hope to be.-permHted _lo have their own schools conducted under the direction ol their own church, with German as iho only language and the bible as the lesson.book. Preparations made by them to more atlerj this year's: crop has been and k delegates have lell for the.Menuon.lte. settle- ment near Swift Current and north of questions the eight members ot tho council' has.'heen worked out Ten' fiillv and much' rlata assembled by the permanent staff, about which discus- sion will centre. Suggested courses------------ _..... __......-------..... __ of action also haro becm outlined ami, Saskatoon to advise them, of the de- sun, Clmll JKiHI aUSp.H-US Ul lnw commission, left yesterday for Win-JLabor Unions at which there wore nipeg and Vancouver, in company with Lady Watson and Miss Watson. BilHe" finally Undod two suspects Uaymoml post odice case, daylight robbery ot pulled off on "December 2nd ot last year. Harvey Ollnos has been apprehended and will was robhoil during the assistant pos Avc J master's absence at lunch, 1 currency being taken.. The thlct gain- !cl1 an cntranco by scaling tho railing which docs not eilcnd to the rnof. The safe by mistake had 'boon left unlock- ed, which mado the Job an easy one. No traco was but a 'few ringer prints. It has been a long search but In tho daring lauded the right man. Collett Committed Collelt was brought into Lelhbrldge bo given a preliminary hearing potfco feel confident .they liavo May 12. who Is -1-1-1----- 18 years of age, was arrested yester- day In Shelby, Mpnl., and brought into Canada yesterday by Detective Crerar, who has been handling the case. Col-! by Detective Crcrar of tne A. P. P. on iett disappeared Dec. loth, going to, Wednesday afternoon, being handed over to him by Sheriff Allsop of Shel- by, Montana, with extradition waived. He appeared before Mr. Humphries', J.I'., 4nd was committed tor trial. the Stales, and has been drifting through Idaho, Washington am! Mon- tana slnco then until his arrest. Olines was taken Into custody nesday by Constable Mac'rtonalrl is at .present out on ball on Magrath and lodged In the own recognfzinces of and gaol. Tho case is one of' tho most sensaUonal in tho history of this loin. On Dec., local post office two other sureties of each, and Is to appear for hfs preliminary at tho A. F. P, coiirt on ,thist Among the Hrst important questions which'camo up before the Harbor Com- mission was that of the transportation ot grain from tho weat lo Quebec and exporting eamo from this port. In this conncclirra Sir David Watson In going to Winnipeg to confer with the president of the Canadian wheat Com- mission, James Stewart. When ns far- wpst as Winnipeg, Sir Dayld will con- tinue on lo Vancouver, where ho will have an opportunity to inspect (hat port and also the energetic work that is being put forward by tho clric'au- Ihorllles of that city, headed uy Jlnyor Oale, formerly of Quebec, in building lip an export trade. PARISIANS WILL EAT "CAMEL" PARIS. ?.iay have Ihe opportunity of feting camel meat 'us a result of tho sale ot Arlstldc, the famous "ship of tho long tho property of tho Horticultural Oar- dens, to a ttrm of nulchers. Tho-uiil- mal was auctioned off and brought francs. Tho cost of maintaining was found too heavy to foorno by tho 'management of dens. '_ 'i present about 200 persons, Alderman A. A. Heaps, who was acquitted In the recent trial of strlko leaders at Winnipeg, and J. H. Dunn, secretary the ex-soldiers and sailors labor organization, Winnipeg, appealed for nnaudal assistance on behalf ot Hua- sell, Ivens, Dray, Armstrong, Queen and- others now serving sentcnccs._ The Imprisoned strike leaders must bo released, Mr. Heaps declared. Ho denounced the conduct of Iho rr.ccnl trial, staling that witnesses had given perjured testimony and Ihnt Justice Melcalfe had been hostile from tho beginning. Tho meeting passed a resolution asking that the seven imprisoned strike leaders Ro released. to insure adequate presentation o! each subject, an arrangement has -been perfected under which it be tho duty of a particular member ot Iho council to familiarize himself in nd- vanes with data on each specified question and to pload tho considera- tion of that question when it is called. NeV One-Cent Coinage hi Circulation in 1920 OTTAWA, May Canadian nnsvror to a fiuestion by J. J. Dennis, the Bovoru ment staled that it would put into clr culalfbn the new one-cent pieco as sooi as coinage dies tiad ebon prepared. Ara now in courso o! preparation, and it is expected Uirv tho now coins will fro in circulation end of 1920, The same de sign will bo used on {ho coins as has boon in use since confederation. CHICAGO FACED BY BUILDING CHICAGO, May Chicago .Lumbermen's Association, through Gcorgo H. Rinn, chairman of tho em- ployers' labor committee, declardd to- day thai a building Chi- cago as a result ot tho mlH