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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MAY TWELVE IMAGES NUMBER 130 Recognition For States' Farmers is i Demanded by Them HWB-'Apioach Both Old Line1 Parties With platform of Fanners' Rights.- Fewer Middlemen, .Heavier Taxes on War Wealth, Among Their Demands. CHICAGO, May IS.-fltocognitlon for tanners will ia asked, of tho platform makers of each of tie two great political parties at their June conrent'onJ by representatives of tlie vufoufi farm organizations of tho country. This actlou was decided oh at tho clows of tho two-day meeting of tho board ol farm organi- According lo Charles A, Ljmsn, na tlorial secretary of the footrd, it was the general opinion of the delegate! that the food" producers never bad re- celveS tho attention o! either tho Ke- puHlcan" or tha De-mbereUc party to which they were- entitled. -It was their purpose, lie seld, to send repre- sentatives to the Chicago and San Franoleco .'conventions ;with demands that they bb rooognlied in the forma Uon of tho party platforms and to throw the weight of their support at the November election to that, party which eavo the greatest consideration i to the farmer In tho party declaration ot principles. Demands. The main" gotnts on which fanners will Insist follow; JUght collective bargaining by agricultural Conservation forests, wHh to keeping down the coat to consumers of print paper ana lumber. Payment o.' dett througl dlroct taxation on "those best able to meaning corporations an'd per sous who acquired .great'wealth dur ing the high oC liv vv- the mill dlenjan for tho consumer. 'Appointment or n secretary of a gri B wiped out in the course of Videipread destruction of public property and other activities by bands of armed and rnatked men in var-- lous parts of Ireland last night. Five income tax: and custims offices also were raided and papers found in them burned. Two mail cars and one mall train were and official papers taken from them, One was killed In the outskirts of Dublin, barracks were burned. The Rev, T. G. Wilkinson, one of the canons olTTDown Cathedral, of Down Patrick, was shot and critically wounded'while pursuing raiders on the street. Tbe houses of two newspaper editors were raided and one anti-Sinn editor was tarred and feathered. Some of the polio- barracks destroyed were unoccupied and others were inhabited only by the. custodians. The reports of the raiders' activities have been pouring In all day from numerous lections. v'- (CONT1KUBD OX PAGE Hon. Rogers Strikes at Wheat Board Declares Farmers of West Lost .Heavily Through Us i Operations. Lord Milner Makes Suggestion and Consulta- tion About .'Empire. LONDON, May the Tan adiau Milner. at .1 lun- cheon in honor of Sir.'Witt, tiio Aus- tralian treastfrer.-ndyfcaicd a sort of clearing house association for Imper ial affairs, lie said'U-would boot the highest utility and "should he lot.iteil in London. There would lie a stand ing committee for informjutou nnd consultation. ou which, e.yery 'Should liavo at least- one. represenlativer lu other words, it would tie- -possible for the ministry of every, government to have at feast one always In Lon- don availa-blo-JoV-discussion with bth pr doiuinlo.ns and tho'. about rnnUers-ot commpn concern. Feel Sure His Remarkable Or- ganizing Ability Will Help McGill. -v BANK CLEARINGS. Bank clearings for the past week totalled as- compared with for corresponding week last year. 'ft Mothers Lose Lives In Fire In Hospital Carranza Himself Directs Forces in A Pitched Battle MONTREAL, May farmers of the prairie provinces have lost more money on their last year's crop through their con- .nection the jobbing and tin- kering wheat'Control as represent- ed by the co-operative grajn com- panfes ol west that they have paid In duty for the past 25 years on their agricultural is the statement the Hon. Robert Rogers made this morning. "It mistaken Idea that seems to have taken root In the east, that ihe farmers' organiza- tions of the west will in any way affect the strength of the Conserv- ative party. If'there are Con- servatives In the farmers, they joined at a time when they were ready to join any organization in order to-get a whack at the union government. The Conservatives of the west will give a good ac- count of themselves." Women Defeat Men; Wyoming Town Example CHEYENNE, May will occupy all (he positions in the govern- ment of Jackson, Wyoming, us a result of (heir defeat of men .candidates by a 2 to 1 vole in yesterday's election, unofficial returns show..There were two ticket's in tlie field, one 'composed entirely of men and the oilier of women, the only issue in the campaign being the question of sex. Ottawa. Blaze Costs Lives Were All Saved. of Will Be Held On May 23, us In- tended, Contrary to Uerlin Reports. Battle of Hacienda Tamaris is Likely to be Deciding Factor of Revolution. Heavy Rebel Reinforcements Being Sent Up to Force Sur- render of Federal Troops. VBIIA CRUX. May the As- sociated lighting be- tween rebel troops and forces com- manded liy President Carranza oc currcd yesterday at iiaciecda Ta niaris, on the Mexican national-rat! road, north of San Marcos, slate ol according to dispatches re ccivcd licro. The area of the battle- field is reported to be five square miles. President Carranzt is laid, in wireless messages frott' Mexico City, to have personally di- reeled tlje operations of his troops for eight'hours on Tuesday. Terrific storms huve swept- the mountain region where the struggle is going on, and telegraphic communica- tion'has. been interrupted in tho inv mediate -vicinity of the scene of-bar tie. It is known, -however, that heav.v rebel reinforcements have been seni to San Marcos by rebel chiefs, artii lery being rushed forward to force th< surrender [he troops still loyal to Car ranza. Gen. Sanchez has gone to Ks- peranza with his persona! staff and five train loads 'of 'troops to corpor- ate In Tvbat Is believed to he the de- cisive action, of the- rebellion. Esneranza is about 40 miles south- east of San Slarcos. Session Secies' To Be Snagged j On This Discussion IsiEndless; SHARP Two Hundred Men Besiege Tip. pcrary Barracks But Are Driven Off. DUBLIN, Slay hundred men lesieged tho Holyford police bar- racks, in County Tippcrary, for four OTTAWA, May lives .were lost Jn- a fire: which broke out at an early hour this morning in Dr. Hagar's maternity hospi- tal. The victims, who were both patients at the time, are Mrs. B. Morris, 121 Le Breton street, and Mrs.-P. Mitchell, 22 St. Joseph street, 'Ottawa. Both were suffocated jjy strfoke. The bodies discovered by iho firc- inea. They were found lying across one another. All the babies taken out oy nurses. The private hospital, wo.ich vas three-storey brick at Elgin and Somerset strce'ts, was fully occupied so far as bed room was concerned. There were nine women and six babies In tho hospital besides the hos- pital staff when the fire was first no- OTTAWA, May Ottawa e-xccutivo of the Great War Association at Its meeting last' night passed a resolution noting with pleas- ure the appointment of (icn. Cnrrio to the prlnclpalship ot McGill University and eiprossing confidence that tho general's remarkable power for organ- ization will prove tho utmost bene- fit (o the furtherance- of tho educa- tional facilities of the university, anil congratulating tho faculty on its fore- sight In electing this distinguished Canadian to the eminently responsible post. hours early Wednesday morning, us- ing rifles and bombs. A part the building was set on fire hut the ten officers defending tho place withdrew to another section of tho structure and continued their resistance. The attackers eventually retired. No cas- ualties wore reported. THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT THE HOUSE: Sir Robert Bor- den took his seat In the new cham- ber arrJd loud applause, Sir Gcornc Foster announced that the budget would be brought down on Tuesday and that on Mon- day night the house would go Into committee of supply. Bill-giving municipalities power to regulate employment offEcea giv. en flrfit reading. amendment to tho act re- specting honey modified and re- turnsd to senate. Bill to amend Supremo Court ac-t reported from committee. Clause 32 of the franchise bill re- specting preparation of voters' Hits debated In committee, Mrs. Mitchell, one of tho victims, was tho mother of five children. The dead woman was 37 years old. Mrs. J. Morris, the oilier victim, .was 26 years oid, and has one other child. The origin of the firo Is unknown. Etzikom Crop is 40 Per Cent. Sown; Stock Enjoying Green Grass (From Our Own Correspondent! ETZIKOM, May 13.--Parmers hero have been very busy on the land the last five 35 or 40 per cent. o( tho grain peing sown. Rain Monday afternoon and night stopped work for _. Tuesday, but it dried im fast andjHon. Walter Hollo's Bill Plans work started as usual again Wednes- day 'morning. The fall ryo looks splendid. Some. farmers will have aomo hay anyway. The grass on Ihc prairlo Is Ml coming on fine. Caltlo and horses ato surely enjoying tho green grass, after tho hard1' pickings all the long winter. BRITISH GOLD TO U. S, WASHINGTON, May 75 Per Cent. Compensation Bui Is Held Up. Slay In'tbe house tofiay tbo franchise'-'bill held Ihe. stage, c- During practically the vhple afternoon and', evening ono clause .was under discussion in com- clause providing for tbe preparation of voters' lists. .Discus- sion ranged -chiefly round a sugges- tion.by Hon. W. S.'FIeldins that in Nova Scotia provincial lists should be need, Tho suggestion wag comballed by Ihe ..solicitor-general. He did not think the 'Nova Scotia lists would be satisfactory as a sheriff, who-general- ly had no legal training, was not qual- ified to give an opinion on a legal point Attack on Fielding. A rather prosaic day was inter- spersed with lively incidents. Early ill tho silting, R. II. Butts ot Cape Breton, attacked Hon. W. 3. Fielding. When premier of N'ova' Scotia, Mr. Butts declared, hO' had disfranchised British subjects. Now Mr. Fielding was leading the cause of the alien. "in shouted Mr. Butts, "you were -taken by some freak of fortune Into tho La-urier chair- man interfered. But banging his desk, Mr. Dutts shouted: ''Don't answer mo. If you do, I will drag you across to the library and show you Hansard of the de- bate." But 'Mr. Fielding paid no attention lo tbe attack. D. D. McKenzio roused the commit- tee .by declaring that when leading Hungary Will Have to Sign Peace Treaty Only Course Open Though Lead- ing Statesmen Declare Is'ii- tiorrls Crucified. BUDAPEST, May Associ- ated by Hun- garian govermnont of the conditions of peaca laid down at 1'aris la es- pcctetl here unless extreme nationalist counsels-prevail. The action of ttio government in preventing a great demonstration by the- league of terri- torial integrity, and tbe tearing down of -posters bearing the inscription, "Damned bo the hand that signs (ho give observers reason to think that llio treaty will finally be accept- PAKIS, May IMS been j nj change in tbe program for the holding of tho conference between tbo allied nnd German representatives at Spa on May 23, although -reports of postponement of Ihe conference, originating lu Iterlln.'-'nerstst, "accord- ing to a slotement-.iTiade at tho for- eign office here yesterday. It was no definite request, tor change of datq had been received from tho German goveyriTntnt and th'fi belief prevails In official'circles.that Is Improbable later, dpvelopinerits may result in postponement. Reports Postponement LONDON, May London Times tins morning says.-it under- stands the Spa conference has .been postponed until the end of June. No Change on Reparations, I-ON-DON, -May the Can- adian Associated propos- als have yet been, formulated in re- gard to 'he reparation payment by Germany, but the allies adhere to their letter oC last June. Premiers To Confer PARIS, May Mlllor- :That K Impression Prevailing in Ottawa Following His Return. In addition military patrols bnvo and plans to leave Paris tomorrow been strengthened, to prevent dis- orders. Count Julius Andrassy addressed the- council of ministers on tho question of the treaty yesterday. "Tho treaty crucifies tho said the former minister of foreign affairs, "and is the greatest blunder that the allies 'could commit, because it enlalla the greatest danger to tho peace of Central Europe. However, we must how before, superior force, coupled with Intellectual Incompe- tence. "Schools throughout the country continue to tiso the old map Hun-j gary, and teachers are telling their pupils that provinces lopped off by the peace treaty are only temporarily lost. "There aro signs of a new cabinet crisis. K the present government morning for Folkestone, where he meet Premier Lloyd George ot Great Britain to 'discuss tho Spa confer- ence. SI. Mlllerand will return Monday In order to be able to make his declara- tion to the chamber of deputies Tues- day regarding the strike and the gov- ernment's proposed acllon against ihe General Federation of Labor. OTTAWA. May Robert Bor- den loday presided over a meeting' ot the cabinet. Details o[ the budget Sir Henry Drayton, minister ol finance, Is to present to the house on Tuesday were, it is understood, un- der consideration. Kir Robert's return has revived rum- ors in political circles of his Impenil- IIIK retirement from political life. What Ihe premier's intentions tire in this regard, he has given no indica- tion. T3ut it Is learned on high' au- thority that Sir Robert has uo inten- tion ol retiring for some months yet, at'any.rate. During hisi five months' holiday bis health greatly improved. Whether, however, it wotihl be equal to a prolonged strain remains to be determined. A caucus of Unionist supporters If. discuss the situation will, it is ei- pectcd, be called at an. early date. a ncw dclay in lno Italy Launches Fine TORONTO, May Walle Hollo brought up his bill to amend tin Workmen's Compensation act In Ihi legislature last night for its second reading, but failed 40 secure It. Hon. O. S. Henry moved the ad- journment of the debate, as he claim- ed the opposition had not had suffi- cient time to become acquainted with of gold from England continued [o in crease during tho 10 days ended April 7.0, and [MTordtng to the discussion again soon. Federal reserve bank hoard, made] Hon. Mr. Hollo, in moving the sec public lasl'ntghl. amounted to nearly TO per cent of tho gold Imports during that lime. Shipments of English gold to Slates were KMS.OOO, an Increase of over the pre- vious 10 days. FarmLaborShortageAcute Ontario Acreage Decreased SARNIA. Ont., May of help is keenly felt through- out rural localities Ontario, So acute hM' become larflely decreateif acreage sown Is the alternative resorted tjo. One prominent Plympton farmer states that In an area of 1200 acres only 00 acres are sown to crop. Showers and warm weather are badly needed for crops. Its demands. H will come back for ond reading, said it was desired lo increase an injured workman's com- the.Liberals ho had a solemn agree-1 [ho that will arise will menu with the government that ai franchise act would be placed on tho statute boofe. Ho produced a docti- inept and passed it across to ibc so- licitor-general. Mr. duthrio, reading from the docu- that -Mr. McKenzio had been merely proposing a franchise act lo cover bye-elections until ofler next session of parliament "Plugging" Votes. Laler Mr. Outhrie nad a sharp hat- tie with Fred I'ardee Of West Lamb- Ion. It was over "plugging" votes. Mr. .Culhrie had remarked that bo Strong Arguments For Deep Waterway to the Ocean Are Presented pensation from 65 to his average wage. Another clause of tho hill per cent of in- lendcd 10 bring tbo compensation of ail widows to an fooling. Tbe second reading was given the bill to increase the penalty ifor driv- ings motor while drunk. The penal- lies proposed are a minimum of seven days and a maximum of 30 days for tho offense; one monlli and three months for the second, nnd three months and a, year for tho third .of- fense. I'lio bouse in committee passed Hon. Peter Smith's bill to Increase Ihe taics of American Insnranco com- panies doing business In Ontario. Ffvo American slates charge ono per cent more taxation against Canadian Insurance companies nnd tho al is to do tbe ssiae to American comiraolos here. could not teacli Mr. Pardee anything In elections. Mr. Pardee wanted lo know If an Imputation was intended that lie had "plugged" voles. There word interchanges of compliments, n'nd rflnally Mr. Ontario observed that he meant bis remark na a jokej This was accepted by Mr. Pardee. Ton ROME. May super-dread- nought Caracclolo was launched yes- terday in the presence ot Admiral Del fiono, commando? of the naval dc- parlmcnt, tho Bishop of Sorrento and several thousand spectators. The new super-dreadnought is one of Italy's largest ships, bavins n. rtls- FOItT WILLIAM, Ont., May few minutes after len this morning the International joint commission on deep waterways met In tho auditorium Magrath, The ses- arranged iinder the joint Important It Ig for transportation faci- lities to grow witb the needs of tho countries and to lower transportation costfl. and alluded to the car shortage nnd the advantage over rail transpor. latlon. The necessity of water transporta- auspices of Fort William and Port Ar- tlon for carrying Canadian coal lo the llnir. the boards of trade and councils j weslcrn Canada ports on the Great baying prepared a renort which cov-j Lakes was emphasized as well as thd ercil the rase for both cities. necessity of bringing ocean transport- The memorandum dealt with the arl- oni1 vantages that wouM accrue to Ih.T two hnrbfirr- oni to C.vnada by Mi.i com In answering Mr. CMhrie slnlcd that MoKensle, Mr. unrevised lists would bo in the candidates' bands on nomination day and revised lists five days later. In regard to classification of polling districts as cilr or rurnly Mr. (Intnile Informed 'Mr. Jacques Bureau thai the chief electoral officer must bo requir- ed lo state which were rural and which wore urban. After discussion, the chairman ruled