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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. SIXTEEN PAGES LETtlBRIDGE, ALBERTA', THURSDAY, MAY SIXTEEN PAGES N'UMBER 136 'Sir fEdward Carson Definite in -His Views on That Point, so Opposes Bill PHYSICAL FORCE AS LAST RESOURCE DECLARES LONG RAILWAY COMMISSION SITTINGS IN WEST OTTAWA, May nadlin board of railway commissioners has ar- ranged to hold sittings In West- ern Cznada as Winnipeg, June 9; SMtatoon June 11; Moose Jaw. Jane 12; CalguT, Juie 16; Drumheller, June 17 and Edmonton, Juno 21. For SiibJSianddrd LONDON, May Is ample evidence, declared Sir Ed- ward Carson, the Unionist leader, during the Irish bill debate In the house of commons today, that the Irish disorders are all a part of the propaganda being conducted In Egypt and India. "The chief offices New declared Sir Edward, "and the persons who are directing tho campaign are not animated by a desire to'help Ireland, but out of hatred, are working to destroy the British Empire. Whether It comes by way of, Germany or not, the greater part of the funds for this movement are corning frcmfAmei> lea. i 'ONE KILLED AT LIMERICK i May man was killed and two women wound- ed in rioting last night In the i streets of Limerick, where police and'soldiers are on duty. No de- tails of'the .disorder have as ytt been received.' Use Machine Guns DUBLIN, May have, thus far, been -no attacks on spldters in Ireland but an Insufficiently prolect- cd military hilt would undoubtedly be inviting to raiders. It is, therefore, anticipated the huts now proposed will he fortified and protected by barb cd wire, of which large quantities have arrived here. It Is expected, loo, that at'least onp machine gun will be Installed. Various 'depots throughout Ireland have in tho last few weeks Lrjieen' training machine gunners, many schooled In this city, Ihe rattl- ing sounds of machine- guns being aud; iblc every Uie neighbor- hood of various military barracks. Is Iho most imp'ortanVmeintier of the Irish administration, because it is felt tho forcible assertion of law Is more ur- gent than any other policy. The Com- mander-in-chief says he has npthlng tp do with policy and is intcresled only in mililary affairs. Ho was sent lo Dublin by tho cabinet to report on the situation, and now having been given all the powers ho believes necessary, lie is organizing tho military forces and bringing them into co-ordination with the police. Separation, Declares LONDON, May home rule hill was further discussed in commit- tee la- the bouse of commons yester- day. No important changes were made in the conditions concerning tho proposed council and the powers of tho new parliaments, Tho only not- nhle feature was another declaralion from Sir Edward Carson, the Ulster Unionist leader, that the hill as framed was going to mean the separa- frpm England and dian of in- surance to returned men .has been well gone Into special com- mittee on and re-estab- lishment at its last three meet- Ings, and it is expected that some measure of state insurance for sub-standard men will be Includ- ea" in the recommendations of the committee, which are to he laid before the house before tht close of the session. PERSIAN CASE IS GLOOMY Bolshevik Invasion-and Seizure of Part of Enzeli Rouses British Ire Railway "Workers in'South Aiso Agree on Immediate Re- turn to Work PARIS, Jiay ot the miners' union. In'the. departments o Nprd and Pas'de, Calais to. resumr work today has' been ratified at meeting of miners1 delegates, and'in formation lias been i v Railways-workers in t the smith, o France and employees pt.transports tion companies at Marseilles, hav also decided upon an Immediate r turn to work. Employees, "of- transpo tatlon Gretipble'haVB''1 BOLSHIES INVADER Bolsheviki Wireless Report Says Poles Are Panicky In Retreat is at Uie'liwS i ie Dominion Government's department for collec- tion of LONDONVMay of Per- sia and pelture of tho port ot Enzeli by tbe Bolshevlki, with the evacua- tion ot that town by British troops, has created a stir here and the Near Eastern position is extremely 'grave" it Is declared in spmo quarters. News papers ask what tho British govern ment is going to do, in view of 'its agreement with Persia, which was co'n eluded last year, and it is remaricei that although that np ominit Great Britain to defend Per- ia, it laid upon this country, a serious moral responsibility. "Ono half the population ot Persia s suspicious of tho British agreement nd the other half assumes rather wistfully that our promises mean ac- ivp help." says the Times'in com- .enting on the situation. ______.__ .._. This newspaper sharply attacks .the erfeclive yesterda; British government because ol its' past attitude toward Persia and com- ilains it does .not seem to_have any practical "policy, now' that -the ong-tbreatened invasion Is begun by lie Bolshevikl. Oil Field Protection 1 p[ the invoice wbuld be made out. Th "The Persian It adds, can- merch-rat iee'pinfCV'one. He wmit not be considered apart from that; of OTTAWA, May R, W. Bread ner, ccmtnlEBioner pt taxation for Can add, was asked how merchants would proceed In connection' wiljt the collcc tlon ot too naw'ttiixea vohicli became effective -tj "each me selling- EOoSsy Hi lit come undi 'the new taies would' show the pric o( the goods bniiis-Hnvpicc, and als the amount df the tax, whether it wa 10 or 20 or cent. Two cople Mesopotamia. We are not prepared :o assent to any arrangement which Baddlo on British taxpayers the cost of holding -Mesopotamia north as Musel. Wo sinl. oil .wells there. They will uavo to be surround- ed by legions and tho whole Persian flank must also bo protected.' We do not now desire to express a definite view about the sordid squabbles 're' gardirig Mesopotamia oil fields which seem to be developing between various British, Dutch, United States and Ger- man interests, but whoever 'gels the oil must pay 'the bill. This country will not consent. to maintain a' garrison in 'Mesopotamia for tbe keep ,his copyt and ultimate! FARMERS WILL OPPOSE SIR SAM HUGHES UNDSAY, Ont., May The United Farmers of On- tario in Victoria and -liallbur- ton counties, at a meeting held hero yesterday, decided to call a convention on Juno 10 at which a candidate will bo chosen to contest tho federal election against Sir Sam Hughes, Conservative, and any Liberal who may be in the field. LONDON, May often, live btaun last Friday by the Bol- ihtvikl j'aalrwt the Poles along a 60-mile Ifiie northern front, wai continuMj t'ucUssfully up to Wednesday, aceordlna to an offi- istatemeVit': from the soviet 'gbvernrriiht' received by wireless from, Moscow today. The Polish retreat was continuing and was pinick at.some points, the state- 'me n't 'declared. The capture" of x large number of prisoners and Immense amounts of supplies Is claimed. The report their ad- vance In-the Cherkassy region, along the Dnieper, to the south of Kiev, to be continuing, but state that there Is no change in the tltuatlon In the region of Kiev ItMJf.' Brusiloff Ousted Lenine? LONDON, May official quar- ters In London1 reluctance is indicated in accepting as a fact.the rumor that Gen. Alexis A.' Brusilotf, commander- in-chiet of the Russian armies under tho Imperial regime, and now a mem- ber ot the supremo command of the Bolshevik forces, has usurped the power in the soviet government In Moscow-wielded in the past by Nikolai _______________ ____ the..other people's corn- then collect tbo-mPiiey fcs represented missarles. But while reticent as to ho contents of the more recent offlc- al advice's from Moscow, officials Big Money is Pleased With Budget faxes Thai Is Chief Criticism Uvelled at Tax Proposals By _ Opposition CLAIM MASSES HIT HARDER THAN .WEALTHY .MONTREAL, today says: A very unfavorable impression been created in financial circles OTTAWA. May on the budget held tbe house during Ihe ai- ternooii and evening sittings rmlav. and be continued uiiu uu inufu the budget According to tlie k M ,t minister of finance, not only vill there be iio fresh loans this autumn, but tlie government has resolutely de- cided against any internal loans be- ing issued. Moreover, its policy will be to raise sufficient revenue to meet current expenditure and alsp to rnakc substantial reduclions in the national debt which, in Ihe current fiscal year, it is expected, will be reduced by Undoubtedly this ;irlil -tend" to strengthen Interest in, tho market for the Victory Loan issues. t hand it 'over to'the-inland revenue de- partment The-, .department would by these invoices. Breadner ;was; opinion that the work out all right, and that th6 first day or two thero wouldJiie'JHUe contusion. BreadneVl Killings May. B. W. Bread-. ner, Canadian commissioner of taxa- tion. was probablyi.Uie busiest man in Canada yesterday. .Frdm early morn- MIJT Wg till lato last night hundreds .of j-il people visited hisjofflce -inquiring, as 1 to. .how certain', of-.-' the iaxcs -would _ fit of partially foreign oil companies." LONDON, May -Anglo-Per- sian, treaty does not place Great Bri- tain unicr obligations wifli regard to elded to .withdraw.-.fr6m'the Bolshevik invasion of Persia, It was stated in the house of commons Andrew Bonar Law, (he gov- to their i ornmcnt made, this slate- posts today. ment in reply.'to a question. work .out. Mr.. maae.'Seyeral import- ant i _ ____ erl 'but that delivery.; consommatldh1 of' hp .point- U. S. EXPORTS SLUMP WASHINGTON, May ports for April decreased while imports fell off as compared with the trade figures of March, It wa do what he could with the government In meeting Ibo stipulation aa to tbe payment of HIP taxes. The matter laken up with tho aiilhorlties al Ottawa by Mr. Buchanan, but they proved obdurate, viewing the question of the taxes unfavorably.. A wire to that effect was receiver! by the iimyoi from Mr. Miichanaa this morning plat- Ing the attitude of Ihe government So fnr as the scheme of llie.elevator proceeding, it is, in tho circumntancta in abeyance at Ibo present ;