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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta BH1E IS HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 3. Euler Amendment to Strike Out Section re Alien Women pe- feated, 79 to 59. ATTACKS MADE BY BOTH LIBERALS, PROGRESSIVES THE DAY !N PARLIAMENT THE HOUSE: Official state- ment regarding appointment of Canadian representative at Ington read by Sir George Foster. Bill to provlds for retirement of certain members of the civil ser- vice given first reading. Bill to amend Industrial Disputes Act put through to committee, BUI to transfer powers of har- bor commission st Pletou to gov- ernment, given flrtt reading. THE SENATE: Grand Trunk purchase agreement will receive royal assent tomorrow. Oleomargarine bill reported from Narcotic Drug ind Opium Act re- ported from committee. OTTAWA, May battle on the franchise resumed In earnest in Fifty-five to Etxty per cent, of the wheat seeding done. Forty per cent, of tho total crop acreage in Southern Alberta, sown. Alt work held up today owing to a heavy rain which set Jn about 5 mornlrg, ex- tending over the entire Lethbrldge division of the 0. P- R. frorn.Crow's Nest to from AI-, dersyde to the International boun- dary. showing above the ground in places. Above !s a summary ot the crop iHualton AlberU as the Gerald's third weekly croy report Is ssued today. Tba past week has been the best BUDGET AGAIN DELAYED PROLONGING THE _______ionighL It __ _ section regarding enfranchisement ol alien women naturalized by marriage and a night of front bench attack both' from the opposition and tho Pro gresstves developed. WSen tha bit last discussed, W. D. Euler, North Waterloo, moved tliat the whole flection be deleted. .Under, the-'sec- tlon, .'.claimed that a negres would 'enfranchised, and the edu cited Frenchwoman, married fo a Brit tan subject, be denied the right tc .this Eort of: .declared Hon. W. L. Mackenzie ot lie. opposition, "this promisin wlth-.oue hand .and denying Brills tho other, that is breed ingiunrest "and distrust throughout the "It is Hon.-T. A. Crerar, leader of tha Progressives, "and-you cannot have discrimination in the franchise and keep the honor of the country clear." Gullirlo. Defends It To the criticism, Hon. Hugh Guth- rle, solicitor-general, replied that tha clause was not discriminatory. It was not a disenfranchising clause, but an enabling clause with certain wise re- strictions. Tho Euler amendment was lost, 7D to 68, a government majority of 20. Amendments proposed hy the solici- tor-general to give tho vote to women of alien enemy birth nalurallzcd by marriage were carried. Fred Pardee, West Lamblon, had an amendment to modify effect of the Naturaliza- tion Act, so far as the right !o voto Is concerned. Under that act, an enemy alien not already naturalized, cannot secure a naturalization cerlifl- cato for ten years after the proclama- tion of peace. Mr. Pardee's amend- ment would enable such aliens resi- lient In Canada, prior to 1914, lo se- cure certificates for the purpose of enfranchisement providing they have Iho other necessary qualifications for an elector. Tho clause finally went to a vole and passed tho committee stage by a vote of 39 for and 26 against. The bill was reported through com- mltteo stago. On request of tho op- position, for. which Lucien Cannon. spoke, third reading was proposed. Eeedlag week of the season and nun dreds o( thousands of acres havo been iown. Practically every acre seeded so far has been-wheat, Ihough some 'armers are reported to have sown a few acres oats before any other crop In order to insure a supply ol early oats for harvest operations. The land dried much .more qulcily on top otter the .storm 3f May 1 than aad been expected, with, tha result that in most [farts of [the south the farmers have been busy seeding since last Tuesday noon. The- result Is that, with long the' wheat has gone in amazingly fast. The Noble Foundation, on Friday last broke all records by seeding acres, SCO oh their farms at Nobleford and 900 on tho Cameron ranch.' "West of Macleod, south -.ot. Warner, and the Caruston districts are tho farthest he- hind, wheat seeam's Dut-'u'eiiig over per cent, completed in: any of. these districts: The soil Is In the finest kind of their seed In, making time In this way. Labor Is scarce but this wll not serously curtail the acreage. Unoffi- cial early reports indicate that the acreage will be about 15 per cent, leas than last year, but the weather from now o.i for the nest month will de- cide that question. The feed, situa lion Is very considerably relieved, and with the crass growing rapidly on trie ranges and pastures there will) soon he relief. No pests ot any kind are reported as yet, but In some districts early growths of Russian thistle are caus- ing anxiety and farmers aro harrow- Ing their wheat-sown fields as eoou" as it Is possible In order to keep Mown these weeds. However, as a rulet the Russian thistle gets very little chance in wet years when the crop chokes it out Today's rain is likely to hold seed- ing back for a day at least. shape" and germination is excellent. Many farmers are taklhg'adYantage of this and are.ljroadcastmg and discing AT COALDALE fFrnm Our Own COALDALE, May op- erations are held up today by the rain. About 15 to 20 per cent, of tho crop Is seeded, but the land' is none too dry as yet. Lund Irrigated last fall Is Bflll quite wot. -A week of good sunshlno is the greatest need of this district. AT BARNWELL (From Our Own BARNWELL, Alta., May Ing recommenced Wednesday after tho .big storm and has, been rushed almost night and day ever since. Some i of the fanners have seeded as high as' 160 acres per day. There are a: few. iTiorw tritCtors In opora'icn tliifj.yssr than last and it Is expected thartheru will he a greater acreage In year. Some of the'wheat Is'already ahove the ground and is growing very j rapidly. who is said to have beeu otfered tho prlncipalshlp of McGIll University. Cause of Deky Not Biit Not Likely to be Brought Down Till Next Promised for Wednesday More McLean Incident Resignations Likely. OTTAWA, May George Foster, acting premier, announced In the. House this afternoon that the budget would be brought dtown on Monday next Instead of Wednesday as had been previously announced. QTTAWAi May budget has been delayed. Official announce- ment was made last week that It would be presented tolmorrow; to quote a high' Is very doubtful" if the budget -ivill be brought down this at !r. all probability. It will be submitted to the house next week. This afternoon, it is expected, Sir George Foster will announce in the house the budget and the government's intentions in the matter. In political circles the much-delayed budget is. topic keen .Why further delays and the consequent prolongation of the Is the question asked on all sides. Borden's Return Cause On tills point, whiic no oftlclal an- nouncement is to hand, Ii Is under- stood that the .main cause of postpone- ment. Is tho-arrival of Sir Robert dcn -tomorrow.. Following a five- months' holiday, Sir Robert Borden would in'tho ordinary course have reached Ottawa about a couple o( hours or so before the finance ruin- istei- presented his proposals to the house. In such an event. Sir Robert would have then been unabie to give complete'study.-to the full details; and It is principally to enable him to give" such before the budget is pro seated fo the'.hduse that tho decision to postpone has been reached. (Continued on Pag a Four) May Frenclt'tabor Organization Cabinet Instructs Minister bf Justice to Proceed With This in View. PAWS, May French cabi- net at a meeting today instructed Minister of Justice Ij'Hopltcau to open proceedings against the General Federation of Labor with, a view to tho dissolution of the organization, which has been supporting the strike of lio French rallwaymon by calling other strikes. The decision of the jovcrnment to suck the dissolution of tho federation came- after an hour's discussion by tho council of ministers j appointraent 0'E fiTO persons, includ- at the palace ot the Elysee, presided two wllo win (om the U.S. Shipping Board Must Not Sell German Liners WASHINGTON, Hay ehlp- plng board, imdor a decree signed by .hlstico Bailey in the district supreme court, IB perpetually enjoined from selling the 29 former German liners seized when tlio United Sfatea entered the. An appeal in the case by tho board -was noled eorao time ago. The decrca resulted from run, volunteers taking tho places of the few workers who (ailed to report. At 6.30 o'clock street cars were operating over tho main lines throughout the city. Auto bus ser- vice seemed to bo working under simi- lar conditions. Seventeen Arrested PARTS, May persona, including several labor leaders, were arrested In Paris yesterday on charges of Intimidating workers. Among them was Louis Cavrot, a railwayman of Fecoj, near Paris, who attempted ip slop a train bound from St. Germatne to Paris on May 4, It is charged. Them were also' nnmcrous arrests of Jabor men In tho provinces, Marios Hanoi. 35 yctira old, editor of Iho publication failed The Soviet, and a member of the Communist party, wan arrested loilay In Paris charged with disseminating Bolshevik and an- archist propaganda. A number ot documents wero seized on premises at No. 60 Hue do la Cotonie, the head- quarters 'of tho periodical. minimum wage hoard. Evidence at Coroner's Inquest Is That George Leavitt Offered Sort amf'Selfas a Sacrifice. the Can adian are not likely to be any more resignations from the special committed on pensions over the McLean amendment, according to one of the members of the committee, .ivlio intiriVated last, night that most ol the remainiugmembersofthe commit- tee proposed to draft letters explain- vrarding these to their returned soldier constituents. Several members claim they can do no more [or their returned soldier constituents by remaining on Iho committee than xhey could do by anj other course fit this time. (Special to' The Heraldl CAKDSTbX, sijy be- cause lie though'Siho wap undergoing punishment misspent life, now a-ppears to bo the reason why George Leayitt, of Cardstori, murdered his iHoyoe, and committed- suicide himself. At the inquest held yester- day-, in rCardston the jury returned the.following verdict: "Thai George Jxiayitt came to his death on Satur- May 8, 1320, trader the grand stand at the fair grounds, at Card- storiV.'by committing suicide by hang- ing himself by his neck by means of baling due to temporary Insan- ity; caused by melancholia. While at-l WASHINGTON, May tachiug no blame to anyone we would j Wilson's hitherto .unpublished war Jr strongly recommend that cases of i to the officers ot the U. S that'nature bo promptly reported to Atlantic fleet, which were given Wilson Talks of Hunting Out Hornets'Nesti Advice id Atlantic Fleet Officers in To Blame British Tor Subs. tho proper authorities. Leavitt came lo his death May 8lh, 1S20, at tho fair grounds, Cardston, by evidence ot the medical doctor, hanged by the hands or his father, Georgo Leavilt, with baling wire." The Doctor's Evidence. Tho evidence offered Coroner 11. After making inquiries, the board is B. Stacpool showed that Loavilt has person on the quarterdeck of tue tlag ship Pennsylvania, Juno 11, 1917. wer made public here today by Secrclar ot the Navy Daniels. Mr. Wilson spoke as commander-in chief of the United States navy at time when the German suhmarin menace was uncurbed. "Do not stop to think what is p'n dent for a the United State empowered to fix minimum wages for been carried for some .'time by his president said. "Vou will win by tit any trade in the province. Apprcn-1 family afifairs. Ho had been employed i audacity of method when you can no tices, part tims employes or employes j as a sheep herder and at the time of j win by circumspection and prudence otherwise handicapped, may he paid I his death, his wife had been ill tor Mr. Wilson expressed his dissatl less than the minimum wage. Where about seven months, then being con- faction with progress then being mad It appears that tho wage paid by any fined to her bed. Medical advice was I toward crushing thn submarine can class of female employes is unfair, tho j.sought and one doctor Ihought thar palgn and In this connection, appea board may "direct a conference be- tween representatives ot tho employes and employers vnth a disinterested should DR separated from _his Jed to blnrae 'ho British admiralty fo family for a tinic, while another con-1 what ho considorcd tardiness ______ ___ ___________ siterecl thai president Wood, of 'ho srson to act as chairman of the Mormon churcli, might be able to help ference. (Continued on Page Ton.) arlopling American suggestions, this part of the speech, he said; (Continued on P.igo 10) Stocks in Store Show Decreas of in Down Lakes. Montreal Dispatch States That Principalship Offered Him By Hoard. CURRIE IS SILENT WHEN QUESTIONED OTTAWA. May the Can- ian to returns eceivcd Ht tho Dominion bureau of tatlslics for the week endcil Atiril 30. 920, the quantity of all grain in store it the different public elevators hroughout L'anadla is less than the irevious week by bushels, nade up as follows: Wheat, liusheis; oats, barley, TC3.0S6; flai. 13.4U; ihe-EiinaiisR is as stated Western country elevators show a decrease in nil grain in store from the previous week ot buRheU; vucut and oats making up the larg- est part, bushels. In tho public terminal elevators at ?ort William and Port Arthur a de-' crease is noted In wheat of bushels; barley, while oats and'flax show small de- creases of oud resvectiveiy. There Is a decrease in the quantity in store of wheat at the private ter- minal .elevators of bushels and a. small Increaso in pnt.s and barley, ot 3S.SS3 bushels, combined. The In- terior elevators also show a small In- creaso in wheat of whjlo there is a decrease .of, bushels in other grains. The shipments by water indicate that the grain has sorted to move in large quantities from the head ot the lake, tho amount being bushels of all grain, wheat being the largest amount, bushels. MONTREAL, Hay Can- adian Is understood that General Sir Arthur Currle, inspector-general of the Canadian forces, has been offered the ap- pointment as principal.of McGill University and that Gen, Currie. has tentatively accepted the ap- pointment. The matter was con- sidered yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the board of govern- ors. A further meeting of the will be held on Wednesday when an official statement will be is- .sued. CURRIE SILENT OTTAWA, May Sir Arthur Currte WAS last night shown the Canadian Press dis- patch from Montreal mentioning his narne in connection with the prlnclpalship of McGill Univers- ity- "I do not know anything about was the general's only com- ment. nice no U mo IY Treaty With Ukrainians Pro. This Ambition of Poland. Tempest in Pensions Committee Is and Cooper Reconsider Resignations. Takes Just Four Hand ACCEPT STATE pONTROL OF LIQUOR IN JAMAICA KINGSTON, Jamaica, }iay resolution has fecen addptcd by a cer- tain section of tho clergy hero accept- ing {ha goTcromoafg proposal for slats control of (ie liquor traffic. In- vestigations recently mads show that the exportation ot liquor from Jamaica is on the Increase, but investigators have so far been unable to ascertain where it Is going. Ceremony Took Place in Frencli Foreign Millerand and Eavl bf Derby Principal Allied Delegates lo be'Permanently Occupied by Allied Force, and Dardanelles.to be Kept Open PARIS, May peace treaty for Turkey, prepared by the pence conference, was pre- sented to the Turkish delegation at 4 o'clock this afternoon In the cloak room at the foreign office. The ceremony was the simplest and mast speedily concluded of all the tcveral formalities; of the sort that have taken plac: since the peace conference began. The entire proceedings lasted but four mlnutei. Premier Millerand rep- resented France, and the Earl of Derby, the -British ambassador, was ths representative of Great Britain. Sumary of Terms, WASHINGTON, May 1lie Associated occu- pation of Constantinople, which is lelt under Eoverelgnty ot tbe aullan, by email international force of nllied troons ij "provided for in treaty which was handed mint! than _ It) refioct in any way, on solrllors or their dFjpfindonts. and whlli: still affirming my stnlo- incnt as to what 1 dlil my on thnt oi> I ilosfro to apolofirc for any jiTetiiip wliif-h my may have un- intcnlion.illv caused to ihn returned rlirv.j, Ibc-ir vrivus or (Signtili "HUGH H. JIcLEAN." WARSAW, .the As- sociated military, ceo loinlc and political'convention sighed >y Ppiatid-anct Ukrajne just hefpre.thE opening of tlio drive toward'Kiev is understo'ooMiere to have, provMeii'fora Polish 'outlet lo tho" Such a southern outlet has ueen 3 'olish ambition.dating hnck-in-the ua ttbnal jnst as was a seaport on the Baltic. Lithuania and Russia Negotiate. KOVNO, May Lithuanian telegraph agency taj's that jieaco ne- ;otialions hetween Lithnnniau and Soviet Hussia hegan last Friday. Al that lime a sub-committee was ap- pointed to submit peaco proposals. Polish-Ukrainian Plans. -May assisting in the re-organization ot llkrainia under tho leadership of Gen. Poland, according to the reported agreement, will havo a vice-minister in tht Ukrainian ministry, which will he composed principally of experts In or der to help the new state obtain u footing In ils fight for existence.- Poland, It is understood, will have virtual control of the railroad; through the vast stretches of whca! country which tlio Bolsheviki havo been deriving benefit during the poriod.of thoir occupation and whlnb tho soviet forces are still fighting tc hold in the south. It is understood that tho mililarv support that Poland agrees to give Ukrainin 33 promised for a 10-yeai period. Japan Withdraws Objection? and Great Powers Arc Now Co-operating w Iro1 at CongUnMnnple consisting received hen: nor lati ihe repreaenialives of. tho principal I cise slatus ot the Intcr-alliwl coinmls- powers, will exercise suiiervl-1 sion of control in its rclnlion to tlio slon over tho execution of the clauses [league of gallons clearly defined. oC'tlKi ami with the of ibe I inter-allied troops, enforce iu terms. Thrace, in its entirely, is awarded to Greece. Smyrna ami the hlrrtcrlanil, extend- ing approximately to fl depth of 100 kilometres anil a breadth of 205 kilo- metres, is givon to under lim- ited sovereignty. V0reeco must formu- late, in consultation i with tho league of nations, a plan for control of the territory and at the ot two years ONLY REGISTER WIN.VII'ICO, May the close of tho first day of registration which opened In Winnipeg, approxi- mately [eight thousand persona out of an estimated had registered to enable them to vote at tho forth fmilng provincial elections. The bal- ance must register todfiy find Wednes- day if thoy ilcslrc lo" enjoy the privi- lege of Iho frahcniso. MOXTKBAL-, May An a result of tho .announcement, by millers (bat the price of spring wheat flour Is to bo increased by a barrel, It ia expected-Ihal Ihs price of bread in this city will go up x cent anil a half for the pound and tho next few half loaf within WASHINGTON, May lion uy Groat Urilaln, I-Vance, .lapan and iho United States of international consortium to provide loans to China Is announced by the state department. Withdrawal by Japan of. her objec" tions of consortium, announced Inst week by the As.wiated Press, fore- shadow competion of tho negotiations which have been in progress for tw( jcar.T. Japan objected to inclusion ol Manchuria and Mongolia In the opera tlon of the financing plan on Iho ground that she had predotniuanl rights In those provinces. Each of Iho four governments has authorized tlie formation of a bank- ing group of its nationals. These hanking groups will receive matio suport of their respective gov- ernment lo which tho terms and con- ditions of loans will be' submitted for, approval. Tho consortium, the department's announcement said, is expected lo pro vide for China a credit fund adequate to permit lliat country to proceed with its economic and industrial develop' inent, much of which was suspended diirinj Ihe war ;