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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta YULUME 111, LK'niHHIIXiK. ALBSHTA, TJirKSDAY. OC.TOHKIt NUM11KH 20 Lloyd George Government Farmers Expect To Be Called Upon To Form Government Statement from Hearst Cabinet as to Future Intentions Ex- pected Statement From Farmers as to Seems lo be Most Likely Turns Down of Ability io Conduct be Class Govern- ment Either. TORONTO, Oct. Sir I am Hearst and the members of his defeated Conservative gov- ernment at the palatial parliament tn "Queen's Park today were In secret session, discussing .how best lo relinquish the reins of pcwep in fiis province, 1hd vic- torious- United Farmers of On- lario, y.'ith equal privacy, at their antiquated headquarters near Iht St. Lawr-nce wrestled with Ihc problem of se- lecting an official -leader, who will be the next premier of Ontario. They also discussed the Important msller of po'icy ?nd their possible nlliance with the Inilepcndenl'L'abor parly. [is wilh thai ru.iHiHliun llial frcl competent of getting together a pab'-j i net that administer to Ihe heslj interest on all Ihu mailers which concern Ihc coualiy the' j present moment. I INo CTass (Government "Thorn will be no calling at Liber- als and ConscrraUvcs to Ihc govern- ment. Hut we nol conduct rnai- i tr-rs I.M Ihe inte'esl of any particular class HI ihii conimiiTTily. On ihc con- i irury, we hope gren'.Iy lo widen (lie ilntcrcsls lo he SCTTIM! liy legislative enactments. Lehor will lie ctl in tlio cabinet, if it so agrees. 'Of course we have '.o wai: until we arc asked before we forru a govcrn- mcnl. 15ut sooner or later ivc will be li is un-Jerstouil thai 'some stale- lashed. That. s.a our opinion." mcnl as to the Conservative govern-1 Another Election Soon? snout's plan Corthcoming this HAMILTON, Ont. Oct. afternoon. Members of the cabinet j move Tor anolber elerlian Is already ivlicii they emerged from Ihc council under Hal crow, Labor room, declined (o make any statement! member-elect for East Hamilton, de- Ihe official announcement is c'.arcd today. He salil he-was in ic- Slven out by Jhe premier. As for the United Farmers of On- tario leadership, wllli ilslieafy respon- slbllii'es, it Is understood (hat the name of Sir Adam Heck, the popular hydro chairman, -defeated in London, as stated yejlorJay, was promhit-ntly ccipt oE an jnvital'oii to go lo To- ronto- Tor Ihe purpose of discussing the advisability ot going lo Ihc people again Immediately.. "The luvllatipn came from the To- ronto Slar." he'declared. "In Ihe cow niunlraL'ou. I. received tlio names or before tills morning's gathering of the ether Labor In the new farmers. Crerar Declines _. It. is-thought lhat-a seal could .be easily found for him. Other names prominently mentioned were'Hon. T. A. Crenir, ivhp is to have declined the-honor, and Ilenlah Dowinan, Ihc Unltert Farmer of Ontario man from iManltoulin, who ivns the first mem- ber of the parly to he elected to the Ontario legislature. An announce1 mcnt is especLed 'from this meeting .this aflcrnoohx Labor Favors Back The lahor members, of whom llierc are 11-clecled, will meet in Hamilton on Saturday to discuss position, hut it is generally understood Hiat Ihcy would not he adverse to a union ivlth the farmers on certain condl- Certain prominent labor lead- erg hnvc expressed preference lor. Sir Adam Beck as leader. Ontv rumor quite prominent in To- 1 roTilo today WAS tliqL James Simpson, former of the Donrn- lon Trades and Labor Congress, who HnsurTflPuCiilly conies ted West York tts United Farmer-Labor candidate. might, he acceptable to the Untied Farmers as leader, and premier. 'was only n rumor. liowtTvcr. Hartley Ucwarl, K.C., the Liberal -leader, liad no further comment lo make in with Lieulon- Hemlrle as lo the lat ter's duty In', ihc present crisis. Sir John himself, ivho is the lake ncllou. was out ol the cily loJay. The fact that Ills- [orIT] of office ends on Ocioher 15, although no aucctssor has been appointed, makes the situation more Interesting. Farmers Sland Free 'The decision to stand free Ironi pollllral affiliation and for HI a gov- ernment on Its own responsibilities came only upon Ihc conclusion thai we cabinet nialcrltil with In Itc parly lhari WG can find oulaldc of staled Col. Praser. president ol Iho United Farmers' pollt'cal commit tee. today. "Them haa been loo wide between the city man and the farmer In the past. U has hccn Ing or laic 'and the United I-'armcis will do all In I Heir adminis- tration of affairs of the province irlng them together. There has, In Ilie pasU been ft mistaken eslimatc'of :Tic farmer by ihn city-bred portion of .lie population. The farmer also has indcr-csLlmnLcil his own abilities. H house were used in support of Ihe movement, for anottiar general elec ion." .abor member ii. nnd He addert' that, lie 'and" Rollo, itfe present leader of Inn candi- lake no 6 tar id until after he Caucus here on' .Saturday. Dewart Comes Back TOnON'TO, Oct. H. Dewart. C., Llhcral leader, came back at Sir John.Hendric, lioiUcnnnl-governor, statement made here lasL night, which in part was as follows; "My first objection to the prepared statement from (ho llcutenant-gover nor. which appeared simultaneously In loth the evening.parjers yesterday ts thai Ihe llaulenunL-govcnior hru failed to recognize' IhaL he re "'res en Is [he crown In ihla province. 'Sir John Hcndrlc's Injudicious In- terview lore all the Kir McredllliV injudicious, par- tisan zeal anrt pollllcnl nnrt leRal acn- Sir John Uendrlc be well d If he calls upon lo act as leader who has been elected Lo FCTVU In the house und not upon lion. Howard Ferguson, who be now Iho loader of the Hearst rump. GERMAN'S HAVE HANI) IN MOVE TO FORM AN ALSACE KEPUHL1C WHAT NEXT? Ocl. I'lic conspiracy for a revolt u Msucu-LoiTuinc luiviny for its dlijccl Ihc csliiljlisliiucnt uf :in iiulononioiis rcnuhlk1 licre is assuming gienk'r limn :il lirsl nnlici- lccl.. Koc'sslci1, Ihe man nl- Icgcd (o he Ihc nvcli-cunspir- alor anil wlio has liccn placed iiniler iirrcsl, lias, aceordinj; to niililary aiillioritics, made a confession admillini; Ihal he had received iiOO.OOO frnncs from Germany since last May. Tlie funds sciii lo liiiii from Uaden-Daii- cn, il is said. Aclin" as inlcnncdinry lic- hvecn Hcrlin foreign' of- licc and Ihc conspiralnvs here, according lo rev- elations'lo Ihc police, was Ilcrr von Cirucncliiis, a rein- live ot former imperial Clisin- cellor Tliocbald von Bclli- niiinn-Hnlhvcg. Accoi-iling lo Uic mililary nutliorilics, Koes- slcr lias admillcd having in- Ii-oducod Hen; von (irneiiflins lo Deputy Jean Longucl last sinniner, while Ihc lallcr spending a few weeks vaca- tion near SlrasslniVg- lie says the Iwo had a long con- fcience. Government KigM to Organize to Raise Living Slhndard VICTOIHA. n.C. Ocl. .lime has nrriverl wlieii Ihe uorkiiiK men in Japan have found tt imperative In nrganjzo trades unions In order Iliat they may raise Uinlr slandard of liv- Al Ihe ihcrc are no Tho iirovlncc ot Onthrlo'wlll nnl Plantl I unions in .lapan anil Hie u'orfilngman for Sir John HenOrlo calling on How I'ergusoii to lorm n cnbir.eL_.Hc a rttscrc-lKcd man, wljole nrt- career must he 'Ihc sub- ject. V critical Investigation, j "The people liayc stioM'n that- they liavo no In this govern- ment. Docs the propose lo Ignore the voice of Ihc FerquGon'e Efeclion Uncertain imoCKVILL-K, OcL The elec- tion o( Hon. Howard jnlnlstcr of Ihc Hearst government, la not a certainly. The returning officer has no rctnrn and one report today liad'.ll Ihat Mr. Ferguson's lead was only by two, while another has IL as GO. The United Farmers of On- Masmoto, the Japanese lalior delegait, ivtio siicli a sensational escape 'rom Vokolioma, on his arrival hero his morning on heard tbe steamer I-'nshlml Mani. Masmotn. who a naval architect ami stales Hint he represents wojkiniincn, witli tarto aro alep3 lo SCGUTIJ a re- DRY MAJORITY STILL ROLLS UP IN ONTARIO 1 o TOUONTO, Ocl. 1 reports from many polnls fn Ihe province received by the 1 OnUrlo referendum committee p considerably Bncll Hit dry in a- Jorlly. Thn last figures Issued v p gave the following result for 1 the whole province, Including Toronto: Question N'o. 1 No, Dry majority, Question Xo. N'o, Dry majority, Xp. 235.193; j 1 No, Dry majority, i Question N'o, Yes, No, Pry majority, count, claiming soino polls In the nor- thern part of the riding, Mr Fergu- son's homo district, (ltd not give oul any results on Monday nlghl. Conservative Majority OnL, Oct. dory's majorlly In Ihc Temlskamlng uleclion IB given here .13 123, with all returns In. Didn't Oppose Geek TORONTO, Oct. II. McPherson, provincial secretary, rc- SKnka the allegations of the Toronto WorIrt thai ho WAS Instrumental in having Ibo Orange lodgo use Its In fluuncc to hare Sir Adam IJcrk de- feat c-J In Ixindon. lie nlso dr.n that any such edict went forth, from the Orange lodge of Toronto. Labor Men to Meet HAMILTON, Ont., Oct. H. Hollo, incmhcrnlecl for Ifam- ll'on nud president of Ihc Ontario Lab- or InrVpendent ralleil a meeting of Ihc labor to the for next Saturday I Several lalinr members favor the Sir Adnm Beck ,lci (of a ctSrnhlncd U. F, O.-Laljor parly ijirid premier. BELA KUN TO ITALY BERLIN, Oct. Kurr, former dTcUlor In Hungary during the communist regime, has escaped 1rom ths Internment tamp at Vienna and hat gone lo s forced to accept whatever pay hi; employer may decide to filvo. The Taimiiesc govcrmiiciiL lias endorsed Lhc novc of the workingriirn Wbose government went down to un expected defeat in the Uritlsh Parliament today. Liberal Unionist Bolts 'GJ.Bili i McLean of New Opposes Ac- quisilion of (he Hallway y I OTTAWA, Oct. Hrsi holler 1 he ranks, of1 the soTemiucnl's siipliorlers on JOG Grand, Trunk hill was heard afiernoon when the debate en "Ifae arrond readins of, Ihe hill was The _lhe goverpment's proposes wa'a Mc- Ltberfcl-Unlo'nlst for Hoyal, N.'Tj. lie, in addition'to tle- clarlng-, .as being opposed to public ownership of railways, critic- ized the details the goTcrnment's largely on Ihe grounds cf cosK He painiefl'a somewhat dark picture of Ihc financial condition of Lhc coun- try that no real harm would he done liy deferring action in regard to the purchase of the Grand Trunk two or three years. Fears Political Control McLean doubts ic gorernment lo n the control or the' government railroads, observing that the board of commissioners would be 11.1 mcd by the government and would have to do Us bidding. Ho ex- pressed Ihe fear Ihnl MacKcnzie and Mann still have too. nmch to say In connecllon wUU the management of two government lines. Ills advice Lo the government was "to go slow, stop, look nnd listen." lie announced that he would vole against the second reading of the lull. VISCOUNT FRENCH IIITTERLY ATTACKS SINN FEIN COERCION LONDON', Ocl. IIH al Wallasey, Cheshire, last nielli, 1'ield Marshal Vis- e-mini 1'rcncli. lord licuk'iiant id governor-general of Irc- knul, made a bitter allack on Hie Siim Fein govern men t of Ireland. Among oilier lliiiifjs he said: The sdf-eonslilnted, illefjal and insane Sinn Fein (jovcrn- menl is possessed of a great secret army Called llic 'Irish volnnlcers' to which are al- lachcd assassins whose busi- ness it is lo murder policemen nnd soldiers who question Iheir decrees in any comimin- ily. Tiic peojilc are frighten- ed inlo screening lite oIYeii- ders, and courageous cft'orls on llic part of the police arc aljorlivc. We arc anxious lo give seU-delcrmimUion and lo he faithful and just to all, bill lillle can possibly be done un- til Ihc Jaw and order are es- labiishcd. When (he people hoar of coercion, I hope Ihcy will consider Hie mailer in a jusl light." Crash Comes On Amendment To The Alien Bill LONDON, Ocl. government was defeated by a majority of 72 in a vote in. the house of commons on an amend- ment to Ihe aliens bill. Boiuir Law immediately moved (o post- pone further consideration. Air. lionar Law said that Ihe government must discuss de- feat and decide what course il should adopt- The motion was agreed lo. The house then adjoudncd. The vote hy which the government was defeated was Iii5 lo 113. '.trograd Battle Rages Furiously; Bolshies Losing Anti-Soviet Forces Slowly Forcing Their Way Toward City Forces Again Defeat Reds on Volga Front, But Bolsheviki Claim to Have Bfbken Cossack Speavr head Driving Toward Troops Sur- round Libau. Major-Gen. McLean o Laljor'sias to the'ability of separate politics frotr This statement 11 other In his parly, is or Coail Miners AgainRefiise A Settlement WASHINGTON, Oct United Mine .Workers of America today the pro- posal by Secretary of Labor Wil- son for settlement of the coal strike callad for November-1. John L. Lewis, president of the miners' organization announced tbat the. proposal was indefinite, inadequate and failed to meet the situation. He added that he would so report lo the joint'conference ihis alternoon. ilajor-Gen. said the people of DEFENDEU TO BE COURT-MAHTIALLED SURRBNDEnEI) TO1 HUNS route lo Washington t'o" attend labor conference. Mr. Kamfldta, who is the Jiinancsii government's representative, and Mr. Mulo. who walch the Inleresls of the capitalists, were also on Fushlml Mftru, but declined lo s on the labor situation In Japan. I'rea. Wilson Asks Thai Public Group EndeaVor lo Solve Problems Alone WASHINGTON. Ocl, 1 his sick bed In the White House, P.T.r-Frlent Wilson tocfay r.'iethcr lo Ific in-, tsr.fffCnce. Hr was vto have urgsd that the conference representative! of l.ibftf in .in effort to sorric program eatablish- incnl of industrial ptsts- Department cf labor officials were said to favor further action on the narl of the public'rcprt- Bcntalives In the hope that a pro- flrnrn oripinatlng witl> thai tfroup be to labary St. John 'waTited some assurance Ihal their port would not he neglected in favor of Portland. Westerner's Approval in tho Any, n, L. Itichardson, Springlield, speaking at some length, warmly approved of the KOvommcuL's for tho acciuijltlou of the Grand Trunk System. Mr. Hlchard-! son maintained that Canada has suf- i fcrcd a great deal from the manlnnla- tfon of-railway corportiong and that the lima Is past for showing them any .lerallnn. Tho only Canada could he rr.-coupcd for pagfextravap- (no ances, he said, was hy scouring Ihls railway, which with good management could he made profitable. The dehalc was continued by J. E. Armstrong, who argued that the ac- .Ion of tho Grand Trunk ivculd enable the government system to lap Ihc great nmuifaclurlng dfslrlcl of western Ontario. Sir Henry's Maiden Speech Luc'len t'annon. who followed, ac- cuser! Ihc government, ot pulling lot- ward misleading figures and therrby causcil Sir Henry Drayton to his maiden speech In reply. Sir Henry said he atood hy the fig- ure.'] of the rcr Mr. Cannon declared Ihal the gov- ern men L was Inistlng lo providence lo find thfi money with which to pur- chase the, Grand Trunk. The pro- he maintained would not do much to encourage Iho 'Victory 1 Melghen Defends lion. Arthur Melghen, speflVlng al a late hour, actual the opposition of Inroiplatenl In regard to Ihc railway matters. When Ihe C. N. Hi Mrounterrrf fltfllniltrpa In Ihe past, Tic Fnlil. Sir WI1frld baurler'fiad said (lint ff was nnl fn tftc InlnresU of irl.i Iho system ahnnld he per- to pn linuldatEpn. The nt li'.iirfc ff (he pro3cnt opposition waa fluV.n Ihc. Mr. Melghen de- FcrlliC'l presenter! In Ihe house yfialcrday by McKchzle as "malhcmfltlcal monafroslllcfl." Mr J, A, Hobb, chief whip, Jnoved afTJonmmcnl of the debalo ehhrlly afl6r midnight 1 PARIS, Oct. Fournier, fornler-governor of Maubetrge, Is to be tried before a special court- martial on a charge of capitulat- ing to the enemy and surrender- ing Ma-jbeuge. An order also has been given lo Investigate eight: of- ficers who participated in the de- fense of Maubeuge on charges of having taken part Fn the capitula- tion and deserting their posts. LONDON, Oct. Gorka, a fortlfted city on the southern Shore of Ihe Gulf of Flnlind, about 30 miles west of Petrcgrad, hat been tiken by anti-Bolshevik according to HeJj Ingfars dispalcheB, South and southwest of Petrograd_ the northwestern army seems to be making slow progress. Gen. Dcniklne has again defeated Ihe Bolsheviki Tn Ihc Volga region, having driven the soviet forces back near Kamyshin, north of Tzarltsin, according to a wfreless message received here from the Denlklne head- quarters. T. i Soviet gbvernrnenl on the other, hand claim to have broken In the apex of the great wedtfe driven porlhward, toward Mo-cow by DeniUine srmy, the.villages of Sievsk a'nd-Krprriy having been taken. It is saidfthat the Cossacks arc being pursued southward In this renTon. v _ Prince Will Be a Canuck Farmer But Will Keep Out Of Politics O'cl. Ilio peel mo to develop slrtmg views aboiil- Prince of Wales Its animated centre. a mob or clieurlnE, laushiug, struggling of Lonrtoti late yesterday, swarming about Ihc lUlpmobites in the procession, climb- iiifi on HLG running board nnd mud- guards In their eagerness (o welcome Ihc royal visitor. Al the civic d'nncr al the Hotel, the prince addressed a big galli- crfng, retorring lo his hope that lie may he able lo himself a Canadian farmer and addlnp; playful promise-thai he'would hecp out of iiolitics and controversies over the larrff. In part, he said: "I have hcen a farmer In the main since I landed In Canada_two months ago, because I went west very soon after my nrrivnl rtUl not linger Ontario ami the west Is essen- tially a land of Hgrictillnro. Far.m- crs, I Ijcllcvp, do not in oil rosfiecls sec eye to eye with manufacturers and bLisincsHmcu. As you probably know, I luivo Just bought a ranch in Alberta, and you, Inert-lore, may ci- Herald Relief Fund HON. W. L, McKENZIET-KlNG Oppostllon I-cader.-whn took his seal in (he House ThursdayvaflcrnooQ. Previously acknowledged J. H. Fleelwood 2.00 Herald staff 21.00 Alberta Saddlery As predicted liy the Herald, U needed only the censing of need lo cause the jicople of Letli- bridge- to spring to the relief of I hose whom the Women's Civic Cluh is endeavoring to aid through ihc incd'nm of thin rclicT fund, Within "I hours after1 the appeal Imd rr.iched Ihe rcople of Iho J500 had been nlf lined. Elghl more days like the day will pnl the fund over the top and tho Women's Civic Club will he ahlo to umlerlakc the task Ihnl -has hccn set for It. such things as tariffs which may differ somewhat from your own 'views. I' should like, therefore, lo reassure you at once by to he R very; simple sorl farmer, who will not into al-all. "To bo Ecrlousr I Qiii gciniinely dc- lighted nt having Ibis chance iu-sco> little of Hip great industrial cf easicrn Oanadn, for 1 know the Im- portance of Iheir industries to future of the Dominion, as a'whole." Following the rlvlc dinner, at the nriuce. reueired an orsilton frotn Ihe galhcrlag. of. gucsLi, a public: re-; coptlon.was .held ,in .the .armories lif-- n'ght and the day'3 brought to a close. H; R. H. at Chatham I CHATHAM OnL, Oct. poo-' pie of Chalharp enlcrlalncd the Prince of Wales for an hour yesterday and. the picturesque lillle cily crowded In- to tho-hrlcf spare ot lime a vigorous; and friendly' welcome ivhlch touched the prince with Its warmth and slm- pllolly.- Al Tecuniseh Park an address of welcome IT.IS read. Returned sold- iers and bof scouts were inspected nnd all loo soon Ihc prince relumed to the atallon, the crowd following him there to give htm a rousing send Tho spirit of- the day's succession of, welcomes from thrco solid old On- Urlo lowjia waa hy Iho chimes of New St.-Paul's In Wood- stock In morning- "Should Auld Acquaintance IJc was Iho tune they played as thR royal narty left Vho lown. through thiH I'lis sheep, f'inililni; l po. to sn- of ntc lo have nny In or Mrs. Hie if ppirc, Mrs. J. V, Ilayr vroulrt like This appeal is not conllnel io I-clhhridgc Subscrllcrs of (he Herald In the various towns throughout the south must know Ihc creil need for relief In many famines, and donallcna from aucli sources arc Invilcrl. Ku Oct. prcfce of riivinc Mir C'lr.rk. wa> as for il: c'f, I r-a Fnsil lo a Irr (Iir.t r n council Is rai'Jy li ron- Mrr f of tbo rlntsbis of Ihc (rcrmairi treaty, with Austria, protection to facial Hn'J roljg'piifl n.i roon as tha riutnanlan is ready to -convention, according to Ihe Pelli ;