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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 18, 1924, Winnipeg, Manitoba SUPPORTS WEIGHING SYSTEM Present weighing system has advantages, outnum- bering objections to it, according to evidence for ele- vator companies, given at the sitting of the Royal urain Inquiry commission 10. RETAIN PROVINCIAL HYDRO Hon. W. R, Clubb announces policy of government ko retain provincial hydro for Manitoba. will be written down to ..j Sullivan report. Ferssnntl oi oornmiiBlor. 2. 218 comparatively mild. Sun rises'6.36; sun sets 18.57 Moon .moon seta. 5 "MAEOH T8, 1924" Price 5cper Copy; Edition with Comic, lOc. 24 PAGES PUMlC CALLED 1 OTTAWA in Debate on Address Directs Attention to Prevailing Distress in Europe Oiclaws Canada Eminently Fitted To Bi Interpreter Between the Two Hemispheres Suits Against U.S. For Ships Seized During War Dismissed Opecial United News Despatch to Free Press by Tree Frew.JPriyfete. Wire.) Waihington, March Suits against the United States astdne compensation for ships-; ;seized during the war; amounting: to were dismissed to- day by the United .States ".court of cla-ims. plaintiffs wero German. Austrian and neutral ship own- ers. Amonsr the claims waa one North German Uoyd 'com- pany, to recover for its vessels, including the lin'er. Kron- prinzessln Cecilie, and other ships Interned3 in .-the 'United States dtnringr -the war. Says Two Nations That Stand For gist in Civilization Represented in Dominion ,tacM Dwpatcli to Frre Tress From i Correspondent.) March to mind prevailing: distress in Europe, ani the pressing need for an economic conference between the new and the old worlds, reminding the government of Canada that in riiis Dominion were represented the tn-0 nations that had stood for the best In civilization. R. A. Hoey. member for Springfield. Man., urged Th- summoning at once of a world SAYS DAUGHERTY HAD INTERESHN 'DEAL" Former Agent of Department 'of Justice Gives Evidence at Inquiry Chairman and Chief 'Enforce- ment Officer in Saskatche- wan Charged With Theft OUTCOME OF A RAID Liquor Seized at Home of Z. Natanson Who Alleges Papers Were Also Taken States Attorney-General Head of Fight Picture Conspiracy and Burns Aided Him' (Special United to Free Presg by Free Tress Trivaio "Wire.) By THOMAS L. STOKES Washington, March inter- est in the alleged "deal" to make a ed eminent- between the I) as the interpreter hemispheres. The -member for Springfield, who has built up for himself In the last two sessions oC parliament, a reputa- tion aa one of the most eloquent and foresful members of the house, en- hanr.sd ffreatly his reputation in his contribution to the debate on tho to the speech from the throns this" afternoon'; and cveninjr. Whpn commsnectl his address there was sparse attendance, but before he Jed to Attorney-General Daugherty durins- an all day quizzing of'a for- mer agent of the department, who stuck- to his story despite efforts of Daugherty's lawyer, Paul How- land, to shake him. Gerald O. Holdrldge. loaded with documents relating to .his activities as a -special agent, related a. story told him by Jap Muma, New Tork representative of E. B. McLean's Cincinnati Enquirer, 'named by other witnesses as being a leader in the alleged "deal." who said that had tnken.hls seat many an empty seat was filled and time and again the lovcrnment and Progressive bsnchcs rocked with applause. A'.inckj Conservative Argument He-attacked the arguments of tho Ordered No Prosecution Conservative speakers and tnoso of Holdridge read a long statement the .government who had espousedi (o the oommiuee. cover nff his con- Regina, Sask., March with theft. Richard B. A..' Beech, chairman of the Saskatchewan liquoi commission and J. L. Buclclevt chief enforcement officer for the commis- sion, were arrested by the city police this afternoon on'a warrant "issued on the'information of Z. Natanson. The chairman and his officer, are charged witn "having stolen corres- pondence consisting: of letters and other documents and a couple of club bags from Natanson's house, 1326 Fifteenth avenue, while search- ing the house for li'quor Saturday afternoon. Liciuor valued at several thousand dollars was taken in the raid on Natanson's house. .Shortly after their arrest, whiOjh took place in the offices of the licjubr commission. Leech, and Buckley waje released on bail. They- wal appear in the police court tomorrow morning. Earlier in 'the af Natanson: secured a warrant to search the of- fices of the commission for papers Leech and Buckley are alleged to have taken. City police made a search on the warzant, buf were un- able to find the missing documents. The warrant Jor the airest of the two followed. THE OUTLOOK FOR 1924 W. H. Prominent.' Is Most Opti- niistic Over Projects for Western. Canada (Special Despatch to the Bree" Press.) 1 Lathbridfie, Alta., March Mclntyre. in view, today'for the Free Press, spoke very-" hopefully on -the1 prospects for western Canada In 1924. Mr. Melntyre is> the general manager of the Mclhtyre Ranching- ttorhpany, one of the largest cattle outfits and' farming concerns in Alberta. Discussing- trade in relation to farm operations, he sayl: "I came into. Southern Alberta 26 years ago. I 'drove from Lethbridge frith my father to Kla ranch, 35 miles south of Lethbridge. We fol- lowed a prairie tra'hi, and never saw a house; barn, fence, or person until we arrived at. the'ranch house. I have been making the same S5-mile drive from "Lethbridgre to the- ranch many times a year ever since the flrst one, 26 years ago. I now travel over a graded road, fenced on either side I pass through a thriving town of population. There are six large grain elevators in this town, gpod schools, and large shade t) ees border its streets. "The obstacles fhal stand in the way of our securing: -a large farm- ing population are mainly.of our own makingr, "We have a higrh pro- tective tariff-on nearly everything the farmer uses, so that he must pay more for his farmingvmachmery and building supplies tand household JANITOR SAYS ME HIRED MEXICAN TO SLAY WIFE I lOontlnmd on '.Page Eight.) spiracv and that William J. I Tdls PoGcC WofflaH awins' Was Killed 'Saying Her Prayers Ordered No Despatch.) Pueblo, Colo., March 17', Mrs. Bella Janssen, whose was found in a trun kat Oftden, Utah, Saturday, was slain, as she "knelt In Fred Janssen, told the police here today Janssen admitted he had hired a M ex'can to kill iser. Although, he. .cJenied having had anjthmp; to do with the actual kill- ing protectionist principles. Hc j versatlon with which was ihowsd the Inconsistency of argu- endorsed by Thomas S-pellacy.an- ments which called for the creating other agent, who. he said, was pre- ot. a sustaining non-importing sent at the time. Pressed by How- Rnfl non-exporting country, and for as to whether all the Inform- lirrawtwe development of ports and j at'icri invdlving: the attorney-general transportation facilities in the i not c-ome from Muma; Hold- same :breath.: He compared these ridge answered that he had heard' LOST IN of it from Ralph, another agent no.w i sensed It i from "circumstance." 1 "Did ever tell you that the _ attorney-general had any other de- Stl.-Off in Automobile For Cali- fornia Ranch District iSp'rclal 1o Free h> Frtvate Wire.) Nevada, March Aljen, his wife and two children have teeniest In the desert west of .Reno since Sunday morning and grave 'ears.ara entertained for their recov- Tney left here bound for tho Cali- fornia ranch district, early Sunday morning, telling friends that they ttpected to return home Sunday wenlng. They were travelling In an automobile' and It Is believed they left the main trail, and were lost In the desert. AmiPTE'D B'MBERY CHARGED BY DAIMERTY Says Mrs. Roxie Stinson-Smith De- manded For Silence (Special Vi Press itetl Xe-w-s to Free Frco Vrcsw Trlvatc Wire.) NDWSOFmDAY VUlities committee awards cnn- 'facl to Combustion Engineering corporation for coai handling- etc., tor city heating a. Premier Kin? makes statement In louse on arrangements made in con- n. with St. Lawrence project. e 12. l of greater vigilance over domain hy congress funda- result scandal probe. East Kildonan will confer with city to see If Winnfpes will take Bortion of the 'ormer asent of department of astice charges Daughertv had? inter- In fight picture 1. don. Ernef.t Lapointe Is asked to uoiait federal Dairy act to supremo to. test its 12. Another Peace River delegate ar- at Ottawa to inquire into 3STa- <al rallwi-i- 3. C. Coleman believes Greater tlcouver will hava a population of Washington, March 17. A charge that Roxie recent witness before the special senate committee investigating the depart- ment of justice, .attempted to sell her silence to Attorney-Genera! Daugh- erty for for which she agreed to give up certain documents and leavj the country, is made In a statement, to the committee, made public tonight by Daugherty and his counsel. Four -witnesses to' the attempt are named by Daugherty. His counsel have already requested that' they be subpoenaed. They are: James W. or his wife- her, body in the, JTanssen, aorttessedr to makmi? for the "F saw tire "Xexlaan last Tilurs- Qaj he told. the ftolice, "T as'r-ed him f he would do tho .iob for He sa.ld 'Yfa.' a-nd then kissed me on the arm and foiahead. That was to sea.l -the bargain. "He came up that nsr-t, and I let him into the house. Bella was-, un- dressed. wearing- only .her- night clothing, a kimona and a pair of. house slippers. She WAS kneeling in the kitchen, sayiiig-.her, prayers. was poing to get me all right. I knew it. She- got a gun from PittslmrKh. I think a fellow named Tom" sent it to her. "1 didn't sea the Moxipan tall her I went Into "another loom, and. when I came out she was gone. There was blood on the floor where the Mexican had dragffed her to tho back porch." SAN FRANCISCO POLICE RESCUE CHINESE GIRLS Were Being Held in Luxurious' Underworld Den For Sale 1-SIOVAKS ARE FINE TYPEOFSEIMRS Advance Guard of Big Con- tingent Arrives and Makes Good Impression READY TO WORK ON FARMS Many Fought For Allies in Al- ready By I.W.W, Agents Pictures Show Prince Hurt Trying to Save Spectators {Special United' to (lie Free Eremi by Free 1'resn Prirale Wire.) London; March 17, Britain discovered, -the -explanation of the .nearly disastrous fall of the of Wales in the Arbor UTield cross-country steeplechase. motion .pictures, of the accident were shown to- nisrht. The films1 show'that the prince swerved, his.horse to avoid crasli- the spectators, who were crowding the'course. The horse missed his ..stride, and; failed to clear, the fence, hurtling "Smiling: Eddie" to. the ground and. kick- ins: him a glancing blow In the face. W. H. MolNTYRE articles. All this increases the production costs of his crops. On the other hand our farmers must sell their product on a generally lower market than the farmers in the United States do. "I think some change' should be made in our taxation laws. For in- stance, in the matter of the income tax law. This not a one-year country and the farmer has his fat years end his lean years. Our income tax law us on the fat years and utterly disregards our lean years. l_ know many, stockmen and farmers, who because of unfavorable climatic condi- tions and falling markets have incurred, large liabilities. They have been holding on as best they could during the periodsswhen their year's operations have shown the balance on the wrong side of the ledger, waiting for the good years to come. -W.hen- that good year does appear they have really purchased that good year because of the, losses tljey have sustained during the unfavorable years. Our income tax law exacts its toll from the first profits that are shown. "Our self-made disadvantages may retard the full development of our great resources, but cannot ruin them. We have the best grass country in the world. Our' grass, fal cattle compete very favorably with the grain- fed cattle of our .neighbor to the_south, ajid' s-peakLng of gram fed cattle, this is the best' country in the world in which to fatten cattle on gram. Cattle raised here are healthy, and larger than the southern cattle They are not bothered with ticks, fevers, and other diseases -which work so much destruc- tion among the-Jierds of other countries.' We can grow more wheat to the acre- than any country in the world and better wheat at that. The. yields of barleys, oats and other small grains cannot be equalled- by any other The first oC the large arrivals of the Czecho-Slovaks who are expected to reach the city this spring on the way Ursettle on .farms or en- gaprt m .form, work in wpstorn Can- ada, ;reacned; tiie-'city yesterday and on SaturJfly. They are a stalky sturdy appearing; class, and went a.bout the. unloading of their: bag- gage and ..belongings'. In an orderly wa.y; and' :besides.- appeared to be; at home in were not -many immigrants, on disembarking in- a now country. 'There were 360 party sndrfrom.300 to 400.came In on Sat- urday. Some Speak English It. was a. surprise to hear, m-aiiy of them making enquiries in the Eng- lish language. They ;are .ciuite able to- their -'wants understood by the a'gents of: the Immigration de- partment a.nd on -.investigation it was learned th-at many of these new- comers in the great war. in France- and. in Siberia alongside British .and French and .United States troops. They deserted :from the Austrian, army aud: were able, to cross into France w-here' they were equipped -and--officered by the French war department and did', very Rood service until- t'he. close of the cam- palgn. Many Citizens-who had come May Be Even Willing to Do His Bit in Jail if Sentence s. Not Too Long Wants Assurance, However, He Will Not Be Attacked When He Gets Out untry. We, can, grow alfalfa, in abundan Sre in -Southern Corn-will1 abundance even have. belt (Coniinu'ed on., pane three.) EXPRESS RATES NOT AS GOOD AS EXPECTfc'D Holcomb, Samuel Ungerleiber, Henry! T. Ellis, all of Cleveland, Ohio, and! M. S. Daugherty. brotner of the at- I torney-general, of Washington. Gourt House Ohio. Stinson- before verj' will oppose "West Kil- s bill to levy municipal taxes j city's park 5. .Selkirk wins Manitoba hockey defeating Souris 11-2 innal game for IS. rates are killing "s of farmers and cattle breed- says Col. wlns round against Mel- LU wlu mcet Selkirk In west- Allan cup IS. rcslaetit ratepayers form front to wait on government The statement says Smith and A. U Fink who, acted as her agent, threatened that they would so to New York to sell the evidence to other persons If the. at- torney -'general :would not' pay tho price. The -pcice was later lowered to according to the statement. Increase in- 'Dost of Living Index (Special TJiiited Despatch lo. Free Press b.y Free Prow Private Washington, March ad- vances tn Pennsylvania and Califor- nia crude oils ca.used a. slight' rise In the cost of living indexes of the depa-rtment of labor during the month of February. Although tho total increased one per cent., food, clothing; a.nd shelter remained prac- tically sta.lionary. OCEAN STEAMSHIPS. Arrived. At From :ila......... GlaffffoTT St. John :a Medi QuconV.own Vancouver. San Francisco, March 17. Miss TJonaldina Cameron, by of the Chinese Presbyterian mission, a po- lice squad at dawn -today staged a spectacular raid in Chinatown, res- cued five Chinese slave girls, and ar- rested their; Climbing down a rope ladder, the raiders found themselves in one of the most luxurious underworld dens uncovered, here. The girls, all beautllul, were smug-g-led into the United States as wives of wealthy merchants, it is believed. Prices of to a girl were fixed for them by their captors. They were field by immigration officers at A'ngel Island.____ 'Church Union Bill Given first 'Reading in Nova Scotia (Canadian Preci N.S., March church union bill was g-iven Ita flrst readies at tonight's brief session of the Nova Scotia legislature, beiru? introduced by J. B. Douglas, Liberal, iding of its intro- Here parts, of. Southern Alberta. "The United States Used, to dnmihat-s., the- -n-onid's export trade m fresh and chilled and frozen the ex.te.nl of'eo.'per cent of the world's export trade. Today the United States' is actually an importer-of beet. She will -soon realize that she needs our surplus cattle and our rancher here will get a. better price for his steers. "We also have a fine sheep country and the sheepmen are already experiencing prosperous years. There is a world shortage of sheep and this enables our sheepmen to obtain a. good price for his mutvon and wool. Our protective tariff doesn't our sheepmen because wool is admitted 1.0 Canada free of fluty. There is a email advalorem duty on live sheep. There is a duty on manufactured wool or, cloth, another evidence of the the manufacturer before you do. the agriculturist.' Many farmers are acquiring small bands of slTeep and sheep-resins, is fast becoming: a part of the farmers' business, showing that 'the Idea of mixed farming .s gaining fast. oC large irrigated areas surrounding the city of Lethbridge is most significant. The area is bound to become one of the greatest' live- stock .breeding grounds in Canada. The irrigated areas will worttjiand in hand with our non-irrigated lands. Livestock will be. raised and ranged on the great tracts of non-irrigable grass lands. From there they will be moved to the irngated areas to fatten, on the abundance of alfalfa roots and grain, which the irrigated farmer will market in this manner. We are pretty sure to have a sugar factory in this locality m the near future. "We know we" can raise fine sugar beets and all the sugar people wish to be sure of is that the people will raise enough ot them to suppoit a factory. Our farmers, now realize that they must abandon the idea of raising wheat only, and are pledging themselves to raise beets. This will give them a sure cash crop at a good price per ton. The pulp and beet tops will .be a great supply of succulent feed for beef and dairy cattle. Dairying is a ndustry and farmers are seeking- good rollchlng cows. Contention Made By Phippeti at Ottawa Inquiry (Canadian DcMpntuh.) March-'17. "T.he-expres companies, surely haye the right to be put in a position of solvent as- said F. H. Phlppen, K.C.. In presenting for an increased express rate for the Express Traffic the board: of rail' way c'omrn.tB3ioners here today. The express had. no asAjnuoh. as the board th.oug-h they would when the 1921 expresi rates ''were said Mr Pbipp.en. The rompanies were en titled' to es.rn meet the amount paid but in operation anc to a reasonable return on capital in vested. The capital could not be tin basis of the returns, but rather tin value of the services rendered. There should be sufficient revenu Crews Arrive to Take Out Fleet Anchored For Storage Despatch to the Free Press.) Fort William, Ont., March gineers and aft crews, of .seyen ol the ships of the Canadian, steamship which, wintered here for the p-toragre of bushels of grain have arrived at the head of the lakes to- make ready for the opening: oi navigation, it Is thought, will be-marked by the departure of the storage fleet for the lower lake ports about April 1. During the winter the fleet has been looked after by a force of watchmen under Captain W. E. Cor- nett, who spent the winter in Fort William as port captain. The time old traditional custom of presenting a silk hat to the first captain to bring his. ship Into the local harbor from. an. eastern port will be apain carried .out this year, and, the flrst boat from the east is expected to reach the head of the lakes between April 1 and 15. Safe at Montreal Theatre Blown and Stolen (Canadian rri-nn Despatch.) Montreal, March" up and gagging the colored janitor s-nd blowing- the office safe wltlv- nltro- glvccrlne. four masked and armed men held up and robbed .the Palace theatre in the west end of the city of In cash today.______ RBPOBT FEAR FIFTEEN GIRLS DIED IN ITALIAN FIRE Firemen Struggle Through -Acid Fumes of Burning Match Factory Drilled .Sewn Cable to (he Free bj Free Press Private Wire.) Rome, -March wear- Ing military gas masks struggled 'through acid fumes of a burning match factory near Turin, today. In" a. search for the bodies'-of IB g-lrl workers, who were trapped when the building burst into flames. Latest messages received here state that It Is believed all the girls are dead, although the bodies have not yet been located. Damage done by the bluze is'estimated at 000 lire. uxw BACKWARD Thn follo-B-lns wealher rnoort fsunl from- ih- WlnnlMK MrforoloifleM otfice ni p.m. yertfrday: Tumiwraturo. oce n E9; maximum (or tho precedin 35, minimum, 15; barometer. 1 2 at 1 DS.WHOZI "Pr. Hupert iCOsnllnued on WILL APPOINT AMBASSADORTQ LEAGUE Widest Recognition Any, Nation Has Yet Given 'Organizatwn- Vnitcd to the Free Tress by Free VPlre.) Geneva. March, The -Brazilian foreign office has notified-the League of, 'Nations secretary that Brazil -has decided to establish a. permanent diplomatic representative atvGeneya., to act as ambassador- to the- league. This is the'i widest recognition that any nation, has thus, far league. RUSSIA AM) HOLLAND DISCUSS RECOGNHION Use of Rotterdam as Free Port For, N Russia Being Considered (Sceclil United to the Free PrfM b.r Pre-w -PrU-ale Berlin, March of the Russian, and Dutch {govern- ments are conferring here .repard- mg the possibility of recognition of Russia by Bolland. The question ot the use of Rotter- dam 'as i free port for Kussia is in- volved in the neeotiations, Russia is anxious 'to' obtain a free port m Europe and prefers Rotter- dam to either Hamfeirg. or Antwerp. "V 34- oer hour. Sky 16 34 Pt. Arthur ..13 14 46 "Win Ean-y Sound..14 Buttleford Pr. Albert MOOBC Jaw ..16 S4 S4 42 38 -10. 57 B8- 35 T.ondon Tnronto Quchecr St. John MnlHai; ....22 ..22 ..24 ....22 ..18 ..IB ..20 13 Manitoba. awl Alberta Fa-lr. ar.d mild. Social Circle Strange, Fearsome and Expensive to British Labor Members MoCANN.) London, March Britains bor.government has been tliiuit OJ labor, g- of fortune Into the do such things naturally. Labor's to to the purple; ,n find society shoulders. with political life, and m reasons the rank and file for political reasons. Thinks of Constituents, The minister U wondermfr wPl tor the official fun. Tho mere Labor M.P. wondering what on earth'his miner, or weaver or nts will say if they the society column as a g-uest at some brilliant affair. He remembers the jeers that have greeted other Laborites who save up the derby and tweed suit of th.i working man for the top hat and broadcloth of the upper class. Some of the Labor cabinet minis- ters have spent for a court suit in which1''" to appear at. functions at Buckingham Palace. Others take ad- vantage of a ruling, tactfully made when Labor carne: Into power that ordinary evening clothes with black knee breeches, and silk stockings are acceptable "at court. LalJor debutantes undoubtedly will be presented at. court tills season, and most of them will not have to bo pushed there. MacDonald's Problem Hardest. pay for some of them-- Fifty Years Ago 1874 Notlco was Blvou of application for an act to amend the charter Incor- porating this Bank of Manitoba. A curious 000-dlal clock was Installed in the tower of San Francisco's hotel, tho sreatest on the continent. Ono hundred city lots, "hish and dry, on both aides of the Portugo road, near tho Prairie saloon" woie advertised i by F. McKonzle, barrister. Forty-five Yoarx Ago Today 1879. A. num-bur of applications wore received for the position ot caretaker ot tho public schools: over 70 dropped In to see the secretary. Mayor Logan received a telegram that many Immigrants had arrived at. St. Vincent and Brcckenridsre, walling for Forty Years Ago Today 1884 The bylaw to raise to aid the construction of the M. and N.W. railway carried In Neepawa by 36 to 2, M. McKaddcn and P. J. btew- art being the two voting nay. The weather wan bright and and the snow disappeared fast.. No now buildings ere erected on the sito known as Coolicau'B corner. In eptto of the talk. ___ Thirty-five Years Ago 1889 The third-class session of the Nor- mal school very fine painting of still life, from tho brusn of Mrs. Brady, under the tuition oC Mrs. McArthur, was exhibited in It. D. Richardson's window. Tho Win- nipeg Rowing club started tlieii- spring ouUHtihg; the oldllmo care- taker, better known as the could not bo engaged again. Thirty Years Ago Today 1894 Joseph James Hargrave. author of "lied died at Edinburgh, Scotland, aged Rev. Dr. Robert- son was nominated as moderator of the Presbyterian general assembly by the Brandon prusbytery. Tbo civic finance committee, at an portant meeting, tlon of city debenture ISi I dinners in ment will the ministers will pay for others. Tt is true that the ministers haye salaries running up to a. year. rContinued on Fuse Three.) Twenty-five Years Ago Today Chac. Wells. v''-a broke s-Jf Monte Carlo, was reieaBr-. London prison. Tho boom was started at Medicine Hat by the arrival of a. colonist car with 45 European settlors for Josephs- buhg. John Christie, lumber manag- er, Brandon, forecast a -big pulpwood industry for Manitoba.. Twenty Ago Today 1904 A drop of SI was made in rousrh lumber in British Columbia. Ths Ontario Orange Grand lodge donated to the Scott Memorial hn.ll. The Queen's hotel corner was ofterad to the government as a post office site. Sir Thomas Lipton asked K the Now York Yacht club would ac- cept another challenere Am- erjfa's cup.