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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1020 SIXTEEN I'AGES -NUMBER 137 OFFENSIVE Drive Soviet Troops Back in Northern Sector iind Repulse Them in Centre BRUSILOFP NOW LEADS BOLSHEVIK ATTACKERS Persia Appeals To For Help Against Bolshies LONDON, May has appealed to the league of nations to protest her against Bolshevik aggression. The appeal, which the landing of Bolshevik on Persian soil from the Caspian Sea, was maJj through the Pzrtlan foreign minister, who It in Paris. The appeal alludes to the pretence In Enrell harbor of warships be- longing to the arttl Bolshevik forces formerly operated under Gen. ktitt, and maintains that Persia sr.ed within her rights as a neutral with regard to these veBtclc. It points out she declined to altow ships to enter the harbor until she was assured she would not be ham- pered in disarming and interning them. U.Ss Has Eyes On Mexican Oil What Does Latest Revolution There Portend? MEMBER FOR VANCOUVER HOTLY ATTACKS FARMER IN DEBATE ON BUDGET May troops i D f A 1 r T J ci i r n counter-attaching uoisbevjki forces, before Asking ;ior riee I rade Dnould Protection oa tue northern sector of the battle I _ _ _ _ i front, havo driven tho soviet armies tick miles near Krxyz, according! to an official statement issued here today. 1 Tba statement declares that ou Iho! Mlddlo.Hcrfilaaa sector, the Bqlabe-' Tiki weru repulsed when they tried Mexico, has undergone a remarkably .political upheaval resulting in the flight of President and the establishment fit a provisional government, is now confronted with the possibil- ity of further'Internal strife. rebel leader, Who wac'a: ctjntlctent opponent'of. Carranra] aovermntnt, has ah-' hounced drill not support Gen- eral ObfcijbrC whose election as president country assured, continue his flght of govern- ment rjilfre'jl." President Carrania is still evad- ing capturc'and Is reported to be approaching coast north of Vera Cruz. W. A. British vice-consul at .Vera Cruz, who was with the Carranza trains, is reported to have reached Puebla in safety. .MEXICO CITY, Hay the Mexican congress meets in extraordinary session May 24 to nante a provisional president, a quorum of'both the and chamber of deputies wilt be pres- ent, which will make the proceed- ings constitutional. This develop- ed at me clings of both house? to- day.- Confirmation of reports that petroleum Interests have reached a satisfactory agreement with the present government of Mexico was c ecu red yesterday by the Associ- ated Press from Auretiano Men- devil, in charge of trade. j problems, "aiid t three-fold ot-cun SAXCHESTER, Kug.. May .Mauchet-U-r Guardian, in an editorial, says tho question uf oil lemh; tc over- jshadow almost all uthcr international this by virtue of a .iTi-nce, unmely. the Turkish treaty, tho Mexk-au .revolu- tion and the discontent of America." Referring to the Culled States es- timate that oil deposits may: be ox hauslcd Ia 20 the newspaper says: "Hence, of constant ocL-upallou of 'and the1 grcut (Jailed Stales oil corporations with tho politics of The Guardian says that whatever [gaps there may have been In Under-1 RETAILKKS BEING 1 Secretary of Stato Folk's they n'wipepnVQini P have been filled In by Alfred C. HLLD RESPONSIBLE Office of Commissioner xif Tax- ation Swamped With Enquir- ies From All Parts (Continued ou page ICAPITALOF CANCEL number, .of villages In crossing the to force their way Heroes the riven Bruiilcff, Red Leader May Associat- ed Aloxia A. Brusi- former commander-in-chlef of 4UissIan armies, Is understood to havo assumed command of tho Bolshevik offonslTo against Poland. In Polish military circles, say the soviet attack Is designed to overrun Lathu- T] la "and extend tho Bolshevik front westward to East 1'nissia. TUiliiary authorities here declare bjiBS stores of munitions anil supplies have arrived Ia East Prussia iii anti- cipation.of a break in tho Polish front before the ilolshtjvik, offensive. Fighting continues along the north- ern' sectors of the front, but all soviet attacks hare been repulsed along the upper reaches ot tho Reresina. river, according to Iho auuouncement. A Soviet Report LONDON, May Soviet troops are continuing their pursuit of the tho region of Polotsk, on tho IJvIna river, an ofli- issued In Moscow and received 'herb by wireless. Tha'state- jnenl of Pyloloff the enemy attempts to advance northward I 10 Zhlpblnel, have been repulsed. Jn ,the, BorlsiDv-jrEBlon, further south, occupieu .tij, Mcresina' Uoops Ffstfid by a'squadron of the Kiev region, northwest of Xyoni- grod, nothing' important Is reported." Has Brustloff Ousted Lenlne? LONDON1, May diHcial quar- ters IirLondon reluctance is indicated In accepting as a fact the rurabr that Gen. Alexis A: BrusllofT, Commander- in-chief of the Russian armies under the Imperial regime, and now a mein- ber.of tho supremo command of the Bolshevik forces, has usurped the power in the soviet government In Moscow wielded In tho past by Nikolai Lenine and tbo other people's com- missaries. tho CD: !al ad willingness to attribute the Interruptions In wireless communica- tions with Moscow to an explosion and a flrc. It Is hinted that there are grounds for believing that this "account" may be "traced to Polish machinations. Um- nJ to agree with tho successes of tho Polish aggressors in "lho region of Kiev. H was pointed pjit yesterday th.it several generals and other officers of high rank known to be associated with Brusiloff In tho supremo com- mand of tho Bolshevik armiea, arc among tho most trusted of tho Rus- sian Soviet commanders and that this wouM seem to negative that sugges- tion that Brusiloff bag 011 a virtual dictator and surrounded liy "lightweight" stofl officers who arc mero figureheads. Afforded by. Wheat Control Grain Export Co. Made 211 per cent. Twitted on New Protectionist Leanings. TTAC' he said. Manufacturers ot artic- OJT s on tho tree list thle to com- THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT The house will decide tomorrow whether or not to sit on Victoria Day. Sir Robert Bordeh announced that Sir George Perlty would re- present Canada at the Spa confer- ence of the alHes. Budget debate resumed by H. M. Mowat, Parkdale, who thought U unwlit to lift the tariff on agricul- tural implements. D. D. McKenzTe, North Cape Bre- ton, said the budget brought relief to no one., The poor man was tax- ed as much as the rich. H. H. Stevens. Vancouver, at- tacked the Nations! .Progressives and charged that the grain grow- ers' companies had gambted in fu- tures. He advocated the abolition of the Canada board. Levl Thompson, Qu'Appelle. first of the" Progressive' party to be heard on .the bud act, spoke. adjourned at 11.45 p. les i pete in tho markets of the world. He tivitled both Sir George Foster and Hon. W. S. Fielding with making overtures to the Progressives and ad- vised the latter to drop his protection- ist attitude if he'hopod'lo make any! progress with the farmers. IS INTERNATIONAL OELEGATE Bread Riots Break Out, Rioters Looting and Pillaging Bak- ers' amTGrocevs' Shops MONTREAL, May those attending the meetings of the supreme council of Koyal Arcnnum, Here, for the neit Kevjjn days Is J. L. v.'ith of Victoria, B. C.. who holds the distinction of being the only natibunl delegate. He is attending tho. convention as representative ot Urf- tish Columbia and "Btate. Jir. Beckvdth is a former mayor of Victoria, having migrated1 there from Kcntville, N. S.. 35 years ago. Federation, of-Labor So to llir-Nationalization is ,'Still an Issue LABOR IN IRELAND MUDDLE fo Unload Ships Carrying Munitions v MADRID, Mdy (By Assoclatcflj Press) Mart law has been pro-; claimed as the result of the; bread A statement Issued i 1 rarly g1 made tho announce- menl that miLrtial been pull Into eltectov'The statenicnt chronlcleE OTTAWA, Slay: 2p.-TAfternopn and. evening sittings jif Ills bouse today were- tho bud- get. member for Parkdale, speech m'which ho of the govern- ruent'fl aUlliide iofrfirtl' tho UrlfE, ler- elledl Bomo criticism at the remarks of A. R. MoMastGiyRrpnio, yesterday. ReferriiiK to Mr. McMae tor's criticism the militia cstlrr.ates; Tifr. Mowat said tho member for Bromo -K-ontccl them cut down without acy Imowlcdgo Here's Latest: Paris Saloons Go oh Strike whaterer of circumtUhcca PARIS, May 21. Saloons throughout Paris -will te closed from, four miiil six .this afler- rfesull 'of'a genera! .strike called by the proprietors in protest against the additional taxes being levied' on which rioters nil-! laged shops, those of tak-I ors'and' grocers; Even some private houses' were' attacked, the statement althpucti-jib actual robbery was committed The minister, the interior, in a statement, the -'labor move- .merit. as; not- dis- llnc BUC, jbu t st riatiire> nis thfewioyeniBnt IK .being followed, up by thp Socialists ribt wish losa 'touch with the masfi of the workers. General Federation of Labor to- day decided to call off the strike it had ordered in support of the ratlwayfnen'e walkout. The de- cision for the resumption of work was reached by a vote of 95 to 11. Twelve members of the nation- al council of the federation were -abient when the vote was taken and 15 members abstained ffrom voting. The motion provided for the re- sumption of work tomorrow. It asserted that the hasty presenta- tion In the chamber of deputies of the reorganiza- .tio'n plan showed that the action in calljbg national1za-_ 1 tlon was nation-' alizalicm. was demanded by the. country. DUBLIN, May Is ex- pected that the government will bft forced to use troops to unload munitions from shEps arriving here and that the English labor unions will deciar? sympathetic strikes. One steamer loaded with muni- tions arrived at Dublin this eve- ning. The secretary of-the trans- -port workers said the dockers had refused to unload her. what the money was required for. Ho Him