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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta v'OLUME XIII. SIXTEEN PAGES UTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THDRSDAY, MAY SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 141 C. P. R. Roadnxaster Disappears V John Telfer Is Being Sought and Dockworkers Refasing, to Handle 'Shipments MUCH IRISH PRODUCE HELD UF AS RESULT May of- the Cameron Highlanders for Ireland, three ad- ditional regiments have received orders to embark for Qutenstown. These regiments are expected to reach Queenstowri on Monday un- der sealed orders as to their fur- ther movement. to tfce Herald) city stirred yesterday by the news that John Tolfer, who tor tho 16 years has been roadmaster of the Cranbrook-Crow's Nest dtvls- ioB ot the C. P.'- Ri, hid myster- iously disappeared.- No trace ot him call bfl found later than .Thursday afternoon last, when he is have been ot Elko, 18 miles west ot .here.. For some time past he has been operating work trains'east'and west from .the Elko STttTfcl: pit'- and 'looking after extra'gangs of mea who were making repairs to different parts of the line.': hV was frequently moving from-plaw' to place. It was not until Sunday afternoon .that any concern'was felt by his famlly.and Inquiries made: Their InvestJgitlons prpdnciuf.no re- sults by Monday the pro- vincial aulhoriUes notified, and the alarm test over the Crow's Nest and Koolenay Central lines. Op to date no trace o! the missing man has found. Out 3S years o' service with the C. P. TL, 20 years hire bean spent on this division, and few men are mere" widely known la the district than Mr. Telfer. He has always been looked upon by the public as a yery efficient official and was universally popular. .His sudden and complete disappear- ance comes as a shock to the community and tho quest Is still being maintained. The officials of. the C. P. R. In- vestigation department are co- operating Kith the mounted and piuvlsclal police, and civilians havo offered their services In considerable numbers. His Reply .Ambassador Stresses GoodjWiU Between English Speaking Peoples TELI.S OF'.PfUNCE'S VISIT LOXDON, May executives ot tha National Union ot Hallwaymen discussed In London yesterday the re- fusal the'Dublin rallwaymen and docker's'to handle munitions for Eng- lish troops Tho Transport Workers' Federation also considered -tho'matter, although. Uio interest ot (his'organization Is as ell up to the present Involved members of too raJlwaym'ei's It is uncertain how the discussions will affect the1 situation. In Iho mean- time the determination ot tho workers In Dublin and somo other Irish centres not to handle' munitions is absolute. An. Instance occurred at Harcoiirt sta- tion, Dublin, when a consignment of taken In an ordinary train for transit to Artlow, was: held up by tho refusing to make the trip It the munitions were put aboard. Th'e "consignment-was then taken back to th'SFdepot.and the train proceeded. only concession" the railwaymen wiirmakeJS'to allow food supplies to Tho' munitions -tangle has' led to a complete tJtb'ppiga.cf the cargo servlco of Lpidott Northwestern Rail- between England end Ireland. UerfTompany'fl 'dockers refused to un- Joafrtwp of-thq company's steamers be- wuao-the a email consignment of revolv- ers for the-Dublin.police. The rcsult- 'ilat' willf "tie. company ended by Nrjne'bf the'company's cargo era crossed, tho channel Wednesday. Tha passenger boats ran as.usual, al- though when the steamers arrived at Dublin tho passengers wexo obliged to" cany their own baggage ashorb the baggage mon.were absent. Tuo stoppage of tho cargo boats will seriously affect Irish, industry, large quautllles of produce, flsh and caltlo being held up at Dublin. Won't-Unload Steamer PRESIDENT WILSON VETOESREPUBLICAN PEACE RESOLUTION May Republican peace resolution was vetoed today, by President Wil- aop. Such a method of making peace with Germany! the president.said, "would place an Ineffaceable stain upon the gallantry and. honor'of United States." Without inh'ounclna.his Inten- tlon rMpectlha'the.treaty of Ver- sailles, thai treaty embodied the import- ant things omitted by the resolu- tion and said that by rejecting the treaty, the' United States had de- clared In effect that it wished "to draw apart and pursue objects and Interests of our own." The president, added that the peace, resolution orriltted mention, of many important objects for vindication of which ,the United States entered the Board of Coirimerice at Ottawa prdharged W.A. BUCHANAN, LOCAL MEMBER, BREAKS WITH GOVERNMENT ON BUDGET TAXATION SCHEMES n Announces Himself as Free Lance, and Will Support or Oppose Government, as He Sees Low Tariff Man and Budget Proposals Mean Only Protection- Member for Battleford Bolts Also and Will Likely Join Progressives. j OTTAWA, May has been renewed by the events WiUoa la to Sir.Auckland Geddes, ambassador formally hlj credentials, said: ;'K T conMeht, quite unneces- sary, to say that pleasure from vour hanilftV.tHe letters whereby His Britsnale.-Hiiesty: accredits you as his ambassador.' extraordinary and I plenipotentiary to 'the United States, I or. that the graclou? vords ot His Ma-! jesty which you kiterprest to me are warmly May I ask you to bevso express to him my sincere: thanljr for his kindly In- terest nnd good wishes. '.'.'I was were the people ot the. United States, to welcome His Itqyal Hlehness' the Prince ot Wales. felt honored by his TlsiL I great- ly regret slate ot my health at that the amount of'csrsonal attentioti it was my wish to give, In some return for the cordial; generous hospi- tality, -which Her Majesty Iho to Mrs WILSON'S ARMENIAN DOWN WASHINGTON, May dent Wilson's proposal 'for an American mandate over Armenia ditapprovtd today by the sen- ate rfo'reign .relations committee. Only four Democrats opposed ad- vene the president's re- quest." vole of 11 to 4, the com- a resolution de- claring that 'Congress respectfully declined to orant to the executive 'power .to'accept a mandate ove> Armenia: 111 Hie rants of the .government sup- porters ou tho budget tonight. For several houre the debate had pro- ceeded along wonted lines, members of last evening, when.51. 0. Wright, ot BaUIeford, and W. A. Buchanan, at Ijethbridge, bolted from tha ranVs of goverameat supporters and announc- from the government aud opposition led that they would support the Held- voicing .crltlclsni ot the! Ing nmendni'ent, since, under the_rulcs ARMENIANS TO SEND .DELEGATES TO MOSCOW PAH IS. Hay Armenians accepted the Invitation from the RuMlanfBolslievlkl to send delegaterta Moscow, according to Information 'received by the French foreign' office. US. Will Spend on Navy This Year WASHINGTON, May 27. Next year's navr.l budget' was fixed at about OTTAWA, "Msy.; Board ot Commerce' of CanaOa'has'exonerated all concerned tliarged hoarding sugar, preferred against' the Domin- ion Warehousing Coiuu'Mjr.and firms usinr tho warehouse.. .The largest holder, J. merchant ot Ot- tawa, justified iri atocktne up sev-. eral- Tfceks in -the :board ruled, frrtlio light' of present condi- tions, and', the stored N.S.W. Wheat Crop Hit By Drought; Worst in 20Yfs WASHINGTON, May wheat crop of New South '.Wales has been so disastrously affected'' by drouoht that the yie.ld probably', "will not to meet do-" mettle consumption in uid a report today from Unit-', fit 'Stales consulate at Sydney.' The crop wai bushcli; tho' smallest yield in 20 years'. unflcr. a complete agree- not disassociate ..ourselves altogether from- its warmth generousness, and we nro pcronalfy grateful. "Reclprocar Friendship In'lieu of the scnalo appropriation of jl.WO.OOO to.bcgla work on tho new Pacific coast base. In San-Francisco bay, the Conferees'authorized "I trust.that.ypuf gresslonal commission of live senators In: this warmth ac- five representatives to'invecttgati Available'sites on Sin Francisco has report to congress not -later.'than corilcd to His'rtoyal of frie frtendly goodwill .which- She.; people'- olitije United States ii 'holdj.for.tiqse" ot Mtajn.-' --Be- 1 of, ot- the house, no further amendment could be Introduced. .There was talk of the debate clos- ing tonight, but.among tho speakers at present lined up are Hon. It. beui- Iciix, Hon. T. A; Crerar, Ernest Ui- polnle and Major G. 'W. Andrews and ipjosition amendment. This Therefore, It is felt at prcs- ment was met with loud applause from, ent that a division on the Pielulug he Liberal opposition as well as the proposals contained ,in the .speech :of tho minister ot At, fail H. O. Wright, member for Battleford, and a farmer by occupation, 'rose, and in a concise and positive -speech, an- nounccd that he to break with the govirnment and supp'prt.lhei hut the former were some- vhat dampened when Mr. Wright an- lounced that ho "did not-thlnk there was anything material In the amend- but the rules of the Louse pre- cluded the moving of auy other. Local Member for Low Taritf Mr. Wright, not the only western Unionist who found that ic must break with his party. He had not long concluded his speech when W. A. Buchanan, member for Lcth- arldge, declared ho had come lo the conclusion that the promised tariff revision meant only protection, and he would also support the amendment. Again the opposition benches broke into applause. lie'could r.ot agree with anything whl' implements of prodi amendment will not ha reached before Tuesday. The feeling Is that two or three more westerners are likely to holt, according to talk about tie cor- ridors Ibis morning. One or msro ad- ditional defections aro said to be al- most certain. Canada's Bill For Indemnity Is Two Billion OTTAWA, May ich meant taxing] reparation clnini against Ger- nnpiemcnis 01 niak-. r t i i i Ji iug mo cost of living higher, said Mr. j many for losses sustained by the Buchanan. He had been elected as n i country and bv individual cili- low tariff man and it. was to he con- i i sistent that he was'taking his presentIzcns during.the war, lias been sland. The decision of Mr. 'Wright to vole against the. government means that Uio p decl new Progressivo.or.Fafqiers' DUBLIN, Jlay o[ and tteamcr from Woolwich, loaded wltH snown to brj about 1U. days' supply for munitions, on Tuesday, but was unable to discharge as the dockers and rallwaymou refused to handle tho cargo. Tho steamer lies in the harbor.- A meeting of rallwaymen ot all grades, held in Cork, unanimously de- cided that they will not handle any munitions In that' city. Forward Supply Train KINGSTOWN, Ireland, May -railwayman their re- Sfueal to forward the military supply {train which was hold up for several idayc because it was believed to carry gmunltlons. It was disclosed, how- ever, that thero was nothing-aboard a hundred tons ot fresh -beet. military authorities last evcHtng illowed tho railway union officials to nspect tho train thoroughly, and the nion men found that it contained no var munitions but merely beef for the roops In the southwest. Accordingly the order was given hat the train should ba given dispatch t tha earliest possible- moment. STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS Vancouver, May irarri, for Sydney, via Honolulu. business. No. attempt at raising prices was'disclosed in con.- ctiPn with the .transaction. Tho board will Investigate tomor- row a 'Ottawa firm charged 36 cents ;a pound for sugar over tho counter. The. defense will that tho merchant paid propor- tionately high price for the sugar. The transaction will bo Iracotl back to dis- cover who exacted ,tuo unusual profit in tho handling .trom refiner to con- SHINGLE MILL BURNS 'the .'British 'be, in tbc'fulafej'air'it my.e de.aVor In tho past, tuc :cpr- dlal Delations 'and cloaeJties ot friend-. .ship '.which Shite the tWfi: mliona. jVfrhankinE' youv and Ifirpugli you, .'aBaoclltedi .with you Tin the for appre- ciated messages which Jim dslirer on your own nnd tc'eir behtflf, 1 ani.bappy to accord formal- recognition la your ''exalted, character itnd trust that 'you jflll. find your sojoiifn among us most; ngrccabie." ;_. .ween the voted" by-.-the jouso and by the senate. Causes Scene in Proposed Also on Childless Couples PAIUS, May of. tbo special lax on tho bachelors nnd spln- stora of Franco caused a scene so violent in the (Trench senate yesterday Jbat lhc presiding senator, Alejandro Herard, iu tho absence of Leon Hour- Keoia, the president, was obliged .to suspend the Senator Dominique do la Ilaye had proposed an amendment In lyhlch ho tasked that ecclesiastics, I nnd nuns be deluded from Ihe-pro- I posed law nna not ho obliged to pay MANITOBA OLD-TIMER DEAD lhc tal. The original law, as placed No BefinKe Announcement Bui of Men Likely to Cpmpei Cancellation forwarded to England for pre- r r senlalion at a conference oi re- rty have won an o'lher recruit. of all parts of the clared that ho stood four-square' for tho tnrift principles contained v-inx'the jBrillsh' empire soon to held platform, lhai .he was a subseirluer.io London and stihseiiuenlly at the Panners'- political campaign tuiul i and it. He hail beea i an inler-alllCU conlercilCC at ciecieuuo auiijiori iliu j .fhe lllii on 5M and 'J 'that Much- Timber -Already Destroy ed and Ruin Needed to Save Further Loss HVflRETT, Waah, to- day destroyed the Garretl shinalo mills with a Kiss of VANCOUVER, B.C., May 1-Vaser, aged dead at the homo of his daughter in Portland, 0re. De- ceased was born iu I'jclou county, Nova to Winnipeg in and settled in Selkirk for ten years, afterwards coming to Vim- couver. lOntario to See Experiment In Irrigation at Ottawa; May HaveVery Wide Effect OTTAWA, May experi- ment In It sue- i cewful may lead to Iho adoption I by tho federal government of, a llargo Irrigation policy for eastern i Canada, Is being conducted at tho i oxperlmcntal farm this season. I This Is practically the first Irri- (Ealion test conducted for Ihn benefit ot tho cast, nr, all tbo {government irrigation schemes Ihavo been worked out. in. tho wcaL Thrco acres'havo been leased I near Harlwcll's locks for (ho I experiment, and halt of this will the Irrigated. A 1 report will bo prepared when tho crops oro harvested, anil If tho Irrigated area shows lo ad- I vantage it la likely that recom- mendatlons. for a large irrigated I area may bo-made- water bo taken'from the spillway of tho locks, and roots and corn will ho sown. Dr. J. H. Qrisdalc, deputy minister of 13 keen- ly Interested' in the experiment and will keep touch with tho headway fflado by tho crops on the two plots. Mr. Noulan Cauchon, who has been keenly interested In Ir- rigation schemes to permit tho returned sbldlers rfnd small landholders to. produce, moro through intensive farming' Is enthusiastic over tho experiment. Mr. Cauchon bollovcs it will bo a success and hopes that Irriga- tion schemes for Ottawa" London and Hamilton will resull. He be' Kcvca that plots of land near tho larger cities and now unprofitable can bo made" to produco abundant- FnE'DERICTON, N.D.. May -ip- SOO.WIO feet of standing timber on crown lands near Kngers- vllle, Northumberland- -.county, N.B., have been burned. With 110 rain and none in sight, the forest flre situation throughout the province shows no Improvement, and is, in. fact, getting worse every day. Some relief may be obtained from cancellation of all permits f or '-burn- OTTAWA Miv 27-tBv Canadian OTTAWA, Maj tl. tuy vaiiaoian rressJ-Although no ash' ca" v Canadan y about- much of an Improvement. definite j it (s A fire which originated nouncement has yet bten made, reserve at Forth, Vic- seems likely that there will be no sum- countTp ia burning. Villages m'er military camps this year.. At the )n soulnweslorn part ot Victoria militia department it was st.it- 1 unl ih.calenKi wmi destrue- ion is fpry.ii. lotal amply done his gyj QQQ QflQ- in the present session anil at the I ;_ Major memUoiy tor Centre Winnipeg, during the uebttCe On I the. address in: reply 'to .the speech from the throne, broke with the gOv- errimcnl' and joined the'cross-bench- era. Will Be Free Lance Mr. Buchanan announced he would regard himself in future as a free lance, suprwrting or opposing the goveruDient ae lie saw fit. lie an- nounced then that he was a low, tariff man, so his defection from tho gov- ernment ranks was not unexpected. Whether ho will join the ranks pi the j cross-benchers or not. Is iiot yet known- f Start .T6 Leave For the Wes.t ...MONTREAL, May party, of Iwenty members ot the Montreal branch of'the Canadian Manufactur- ers' Association will leave Friday evening for Vancouver and Victoria to take part in the annual convention of tho Dominion auociatlon, scheduled, to he held June 7, anil 5. It was a noticeable fact that in spite FRENCH PEASANTS of the importance of, tho two speeches WOULD STOP STRIKES by. the was not n la'rge atlcnriance in the house aud but PARIS, May and a small gathering In tho galleries. 'the government will bo asked by the Oilier speakers iu the debate wore' Dr. Edwards, of Frorilenuc; -EVF. Par- ilco, ot Laruhton; J. F. KM, ot ITnion of French Peasants to pass leg- islation intended lo assure freedom ot workers atul put an end to strikes. j.ie, and Fernand Hinfret, ot St. James, I Resolutions to this effect were imscil hero yesterday nt a -general meeting of the union, delegates representing :i membership ot fanners being in attendance. More May Bolt OTTAWA, May Canadian In tho budget dc- j before the senate, calls for a tar of 25 per cent', revenue on all unmarried ind dlvorceil citizens moro than 30 years of age. Senator de la Ilaye championed Ilia amendment with great vigor, demand- ing especially a. xecall ol the .pro- posed law making a tax ol 35 per on married people who have ,LIIL. un Mirtiiii.u 1'cwi iv uiauttiiuuu uuu.ia been wedded for more than two yearn no, many yct and have no children. of city tinlts Senator Maurice Hervey ascended n.nmg 01 uiy the tribune' and commenced refuting tho arguments of Senator do la Haye, whilo both tho latter aud his brother, Jules, left their seats, took positions below the tribune and'attempted lo prevent Senator Hervey from proceed- ing. nilltta department WHS si.ii-1 a jd. that -orders had been, issued wlthK, a view lo holding up any which might bo made (Or the camps, tentative details of which had been given out. It Is understood that tho decision for riot holding the carhps, is that it Is "difficult to get men to attend this year. 'Returned men are- busy re- 'establishing old mill-, (la units, disbanded during tho war, re-organ-1 ........_......g ol city units will pro- even though tho .camps should not; anil the work of organiza- tion1 in'rural centers will bo carried wmi destrue- a nght Is being British Commander in India, General Dyer, is Defended, Condemned 0- May 27. Silesia, fitato that civil war QUESTIONS SOCIETY'S PRIVILEGE. OTTAWA, May Canadian authority by which Ma- sonic records, covering .1 recent visit ot Toronlolans, aro to bo placed In Iho tower ot tho new parliament build- ings and a question as (o whether other similar societies will bo accord- ed a lite privilege, will be asked In! tho houso tomorrow by J. 0. -Broiill: lard, Drummond and Athabasca, WiRELESS OPERATOR DROWNS VAWM01JTH, N.S., May Canadian body of I'. a wireless operator, 'Was found on tho shoro at Hawk Inlftt, lerdny. Ho was stationed nt, Capo Sable, find a week ago left In ft' shift at P o'clock lU night to go lo tha main- land for his mall. -Tho boat was found the next day, but there was no .trace of Adendbrff until his body was found yesterday. !lo was 34 years old and a native of Floarlsiwg, Sou I h Africa. OLEO MORE NUTRITIVE OTTAWA, May Canadian nutritive value ot oolo- margarine, expressed id calories, is higher than that of butter, according tOrgOYernment analysis. YANKEES HAVE SWEET TOOTH NEW YORK, Majr States people aro oat- iifg candy at the rale ot a Ml- lion dollars o year, yet .they 'f complain ot a sugar shortage, V Secretary of the Treasury Ilous- ft tin declared In an address >yeg- tferday beforo tho Bond Club'of New York. Ho said Ihe vpiumo of national cofifcclloaery fs- feast was estimated" ,on- the 'r basis ot Ui receipts for this Mari Who Put Down Indian Dis- orders With Ruthless Hand Fs 1'unishcd luaia, nian; vnuv n >i out In that district, where May 27.-The governraeut Czechs havo teen In clashes of India, reviewing the finding ot tho according to a llcrlin dla- sptclal committee Invostfgatlng recent patch to tho .Central News. Artillery disorders in India, declares that siolli ejprC3t! aivcrgent opinions, was used In battles near Karwln, j cral Dyer, the British commander In j The Tci0grapll "profoundly regrets southeast ol Troppau.'lt Is declared. India, exceeded Ihe reasonable Ocll Kas [or sor.t of the while soliiler amid a color- ed race succeeds, tho military authb'r'l- llcs iu the future may h45ilMe to act, and that liositntloir will have conse- quences which no white man cares to contemplate." Newspaper Opinions i Newspapers of this city, in com- menting on the report of the comnils- in kill- ciulrcmcnla of the case and showed 0( 'judgment wliich saved I'un- 1 and wounded, added the dispatches, mlscoiiMptlon of his duty, ftom unspeakable horrors." hut cd a which predict Uio spread of the con- flict to. other areas. tlBEFlAL NOMINATED in lamcnloblo and unnecessary loss ot life." This judgment! It was nnnounccd, has been communicated to tho com- manrter-ln-chlef. with the request that OTNNIPEO, a conven-: he fake appropriate action, lion of. Liberals held Melila yesler-1 The Catholic archbishop of Simla, day John' Williams, the silting mem-1 Monslgneur Kentrdy, has sent a letter her, was selected to contest the con- stltoencj'oC Arthur at the approach- Ing provincial elections. BOLSHIES TAKE BORISOV May town of on ths Bercslna river at Its lo the I.oi eral Dye1 .omlon papers the government. :r. He says t'mt hesitation byl "Every cool and the Daily News thinks that, making every allowance for tho situation, "Gen. Dyer's action In firing without warning and continuing lo shoot after tho mob had begun -to disperse consti- tutes one of the blackest episoilca (11 the history ot Urilish la fniiia." The Times trusts the final venlfct ol Impartial person." He', year. ff ft authorities "would have meant tli-j' it says, "must nchnowlctlge the justico riiurilef of Kuropean men, tho accuracy of tlm government's itjg of women, the loss of public build-E servationa." ings anj Ihe desecration ol Christian !'nefore Dyers action be .loo chfirchcs." v severely judfted." the Ciiron'lclo der un 1119 uuiuauiii IKUI i13 Tho archbishop mainlailis that Qen. cbres, "II should be remembered'ho junction with the Minsk-Smolensk Dyur saved Europeans and saved In-1 by whlf-lf. railway line, has captured by the i ilia. Bolshe'vlXI In .th'lr-campslgn .igalnslj seemed to threaten thfc Hritlsh and; he atlds, "are not under circumstances suddenly thrust' V- 'ff to the "soviet for but upon him. These considerations do justify Ills action, but they b; foriWc.-inesday. rccclv- arc a Oodrcnd in time of danger, wlreloss from Moscow today. Ithc present lepiieney.lo. rqaKo p ?ca, ;