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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X1IL SIXTKEN PAGES LEfHBRlDGC.-MLBERT'A, FRIDAY, APRIL'10, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES NIMHLK 107 Men Drifting Back to Work-- Employers Issue An Ultimatum MEN MUST RETURN OR LOSE POSITIONS A declaration by Ito United Slates federal labor board of the terms tin which-U'will.take up adjustment of striking railroadmen's grievances, was awaited with keen Interest .today b) strikers and.'officials.-ot tha lines _ south, of Uie border. Many of the men, confronted With nn ultimatum from their, employers that they'must return to work by Sun day noon or be-dropped permanently In.hopes that .the "board .would make II possible for them to retiirn to work-end atlll gain a hear Big Win For "My Lady Nicotine" TORONTO, April pri- vate commlttea was the acene of a referendum- on- (he ute of fcacco yeattrdiy In" the Ontario leg- aii of My Lady Nicotine won Victory. The matter waa. broached by. Hon. G. H. Henry, who urged that mem- berft In -the "rovrn. Major :--V Thru 'hinde iih'bwNl'.ln fivor of forbidding smoking In commlt- room.- ;J-' v A jif handi agilMt It, of the sus- pected of 'haying' railed both suspected of hiving voUd, though it clld not LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN OPTION IS NOT SANCTIONED BY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT EDMONTON, April 16 granting option of on Lethbridge Northern Irrigation bonds vvhich was decided upjon a few days ago by the trustees of the. district, will not be sanctioned by the government made this announce- ment today. The government has no intention, he said, of handling the bond issues in -this waY- _. "I have no comment to iitd Ctww today when the of the above dispatch were read to. him over telephone I would liw to Ww premier's reason for; his ttatement." Chairman Crofts could nrt reached by the Herald He had opposed the griniinoT of Vie option most itrenuouily the meeting .where the action was. tiken; M S J. Shepherd, solicitor for the" dittrict, merely polntjd to the very rigid control oy'ir the' finances of Irrigation In the act pass-it the past seiston, and-said the'premier waj quite; within his rights In taking, such action pending the appointment of the Irrigation council -which.will administer the powers granted under the act J? Effort Snmirier Stor- ing of their grievances... Tha.nmplny- ers were', confident that ft statement agC 01 CoalilS Gifting Results summer discount on tha1 price of been decided the fled1 Deer Valley Coal applying to all mlucB Drumheller field: shipments April'a discount of 5 per ceriti' allovyed from tho board, that It wag ready to take up.tin question would accentuate the drift back to work, which they declare has been on steadily during the last 48 hours. Tho ultimatum to tho strikers was delivered, last night by tho .General association ot Now York In K.'jconimunlcatlon to tho officials of the Big Four railroad brotherhoods. Tho brotherhoods wero given until nqon-SatunJa'y.lo get their men. back to work.. .Tho'.managers then pro- posed 4 hours .additional' time, attar which they de- clared their books would be closed ami'the positions of all strikers filled. .Optimistic reports were "-Issued, by railroad official s in virtually all ?parl E otSlhe; United -'State's this morning. Jo be 1m- in fa; .wiist-whllfltslpwor but.'steady progress jyns.bp1ng.made. Irrbreatliiff the strike ihVth'a veasfc-'-J most oii.couraging feature to 'Officials In. Ite'east, was ,lp pi'-'Jeraey iCity to .lisa his Influence with the roads to have ail men taken back with- out Optimistic Report BUFFALO, Jf.Y.j .liprit ino'st hopeful sign of ah of the rail- j-na-l strike in this district was con- tained in a statement issued this after- 'iioon by tho press commllteo of the yaniuieii'g association. The statement read: "The methpd.9, which Frank T. Haw- ley (federal is employing1 may bo productive of results which be satisfactory to nil concerned, and if successful, may terminate tho labor troublo CHICAGO, April disin- and thereafter, a sliding-ficaie will he- made, .worklng.onlat about .4 per cent in May, 3 per-cent. In June and 2 per cent. In Is being made in "dealers and consumers-throughput the west to put in: a .BtoiklpffcpaVdnrlng" the spring ,j reported ...v iat'a Is already. stoclt now comtDg from Efforts to Make-Germans Live Up to Be Drastic tegratlon o[ railroad strikes in the Central and Far Went was forecasted today with the serious blow struck by the government nt the insurgents' stronghold In Chicago by lUe arrest' or 25 strike leaders. Chicago -leaders wero at lib- rriy this morning under bonds ot or wore arranging for bail with promises to refrain from participation in strike activities pending hearing of cbargc-s of violation of tho Lever Pooil (fontrol Act. Their arrest left insur- rceuts virtually lojderloss. 'Five other leaders for-Jwhpnl warrants have'been issued were cipccled to surrender to-, day.. 'Federal .officials announced 'they had gained tliolr objective In tho strike and indicated that no further arrests were planned. Wet April Record Is Shattered Tftursday's Storm Heayest Months, Breaking Recoida Years THIS DESERVES t THE CAfrNEQIE MEDAL here for inrestlgaUoniTrnfle officers cheek fae? supposed wives continued to- in 4 he Is recovering from TftninflB icfllct--. ff v cd In an attempt kill him- self ImeBUgatori Bild they be- his true, name Is Charles Aiwil IS.-r-The' Ixmdon .eveciug newspapers today- feature promjiiently-tb.0 sominofficfal state- ment from' Paris that the allies, under tho initiative of Britain, aro about to lako energetic steps to en- force German disarmament, cren to tho extent' of off-food supplies if necessary. journals iu tholr editorials ivDlcomo.the news tin quallficdly. y. la.official, quart'cra here it is said that tho final decision regarding the situation will be taken at ilemo. Great Britain-will strongly advocate the speedy" enforcement of disarma- ment, clauses of the-treaty, it is de- clared, although she Intends to abide by the decision of the conference and does not contemplate individual: ac- tion. Winter's last convulsive kick re- corded yesterday developed a sur- prising amount of afternoon. -During-the afternoon, rsln, sleet and snow other.with rapidity, and It was all as may be seen from cfpitation record at measured by Weather Clerk Gray at 'the Experimental Farm The total precipitation for the storm up till 7 oTclock Friday nioming was .84 Inches, bringing the total up to 1.77 Inches for .the cord ln-1Syearc. ItNs'stFII inow- Inn-" The average April precipitation In the 18 yean of.which record available Is .61. The excess this year Is thertfora 1.16 inchet Other wet-.Aprlj. records 19BS, 1 JO inches; 1SP7, OS Inches, r [1m 1.51 57 inches. crop tHe April moisture only 04 'inches inches, respectlve- ty: same klnd.of in the'TiiftJi. Word somes 'from Olds that the farmers there are selling wijl be tooMate_to plant it .when can get .on the land Wheat :can, betsafelyr-.planted here tilt May 15tb. With "wheat acHease In other parts of the west cur tailed; on account of, the- spring, and with the United States crop quarter of a billion bu'sh'tls short, farmers In Southern 'Al- berta will plant every acre pos slble In that crop. Word from other parts of the Lethbridg'e railway district Is that the same.': weather prevails :as here. The present Is the .fall of moisture recorded in one day for marvy months first operations at Sherborne, jears Say British Top Active In Near East t -i Sharp'Criticism by French Press of British Dictation in Constantinople, No Food Utitess Huns Obey Treaty represent- in Berlin of France, Great Britain, Italy and Belgium will join In a warning to Germany that she must execute without delay the disarmament and demobilization. clauses of the peace treaty, accord- ing to present plans. It IK understood that tfia ehnrft' d'affaires wilt say to the Ger- man government that in the insurrectionary movements In Gir- many are not suppressed, the allies may refuse further, deliveries of foodstuffs. f Agreement among th- allies Ihe execution of the Versailles treaty was reported in dispatches .from Paris on Thurtday. The disarma- ment clauses of the treaty'were mentioned in nection, and a 'proposal to cut off food supplies from Germany was forcasted In the event of-a re- fusal on her part to meet the pro- visions of PremieVto PU11S, April in an leader, criticizes what It This 20-23 Cent Sugar over assumption of au- thorlt Will Ottawa in Meaibers at-Constanllnoplo. "Not onlj docs France possess great (interest In the cays'the pa- per, "but the' solutions of oriental problems European:! ibrlum. -iS'tho-past the "Instaillng of P'russUb''general af Constantlnople contrlbutcti. hot: a'; 1 Ittle to: draw and pnt them" at odds wllh "Britlsniprcdontlnance at Constan- tinople and -the creation of Anglo- Greek hegemony In the eastern, basin of the: Mediterranean means, the 'risk of other- may ''be Inde. of which 'our" foresight' shouia. Tbo :Temps the results of to tho iuitaii's EOMONTjOfi, Anril 16 An- to' eecurt-'deflnUii-Kt tle'ment''cf the natural, resources question is--to. made, and .for that1 purpose Premier Stewart is 'arranging fer a to .-'Ottawa May 1. He'wIIJ bc'jiccom- panled by Hon C ,R Mitchell, rvvH6- will -transact some treasury business for the province .while In the eact. Western to Act 'OTTAWA, Ap rl I By Can- adian- caucus to- "morrow, western members of the commons Intend, to discuss the question of asking the, tgovern- meht'for a definite statement on the policy of transferring the nat. ufiVreBources of the western pro- Manitoba members who have worked'hard since 1.617. for this 'transfer, declare- that they .will 'pVe'ss for a statement, by the act' Ing premier some time next week. for Eastern Consumers anil More in West- i Opposition Aski tor- rcsponriencc.and Will Reply Today I.EXCTHy DQCUMEMS HEAD TO THE HOUSE OTTAWA. April 1 -Opposition rn.ilclsm o: corernoiou 3 b'lraH the Cfrf.n-J Trunk Jtailna) v.-as dcforteil until tomouov on sugBC-atian of lion fl I zio King hi (he house todaj O i second readhis of tlie bill to confirm the agrceiueut "between Ihc incnt'auil the compaui Hon J li Ileid, minister of jiK-ouTcl a of correrponilence wbioh iind iiaasel interested v'ar- lics. .This correspondence bAi liasn requo.-icd by for the of i-ailways to read it, he askcd'for more limo to over. --Tills was acceded to. and .Mr. King moved the adjournment of tho rcbeK lipus that worse dovelppiuenU may hs-expccted. "The operatipn of March con-' "aggravated, to an extent Incompatible with the.prestige and interests of- France, an equivocal j situation at ConstatHlnoplo which bad already been'endured too long. "General' d'Es'perey is only nomin- ally comtnanderin-chief of the alUeii armies'in'the Near East. General Milnti has declared officially that'ho would not'receive instructions from him. 'Thus lt'13 seen that government holds Hsolf more sharply apart from its allies [ban did tho French government In occupying cit- I lea on :the' 'Main." BELL RAISES WAGES MONTREAL, April ed 'prices on sugar effec- tive yesterday when ilfe Cana'da Sugar 'Refinery increased their charge by two dollars a'hundred, making their price a hundred, and the St. Lawrence and Atlantic-sugar refineries each ad- vanced a bringing their sale price 'arhundred, Retail merchants'He'reT say their prices will- now range a mininum of-20 a.'rnax- inium of 2 J cents a -j-. Tho. reading of the documents' bv- Ur. Heid showed some doubt Iml been cast on Ihcjogallly of tlic slnrcbold I era] I.oudou a( which the i agreement' ivas.. ratified.- The minis'- stated that, ih'e ,'ineeling li-ul been called regularly in'nccofdance with' the by-laws of, tlic- and noti-pj, hail been scut to the seveuty tbousamV m Great Bi if. The Canarlfan shareholders had. lieeii 'notified by u .notue in Ihe Canada Gazette Hi oplnioii of the justice department and other solicitors, said the -minister or. rail- ways, was ,tbnt tbajncetirig hadrbeeu- rngularly.' called, 'i lid it lot been foT.-lffOv'mlstaitcsr'iii the schedule at April Dell Telephone Company has advanced the pay of -its employees two dollars a week: Canada's 1919 Pensions Bill To Be Higher Federal Government Takes'This Action to Help Oul Feed Shortage' OTTAWA, April 0. Gould, or AsKinihoia, urged beforo tlie rail- way committee yesterday completion (if n lino to the Lampman'coal This needecl an extension of a C'aifadinn .Natifenal line: There were sixty million tons of excellent coal wllhln easy reach of the C. N. H. lines. Thorn was also needed. a trans- fer switch nt Carlylo from the C.N.Il. lo tho Ij.P.H., which would givo the 'residents of lhat district benelil of tho coal fields nt their back doors. The length of tho switch would not bn uiore4than half a mile, Dr.'Tiold said 'what should be done nas lo the railroad commission I o order swltcli. The extenRion OF ANOTHER HUN'UPRISING PAST PARIS, danger 'riew uprising the EberJ government In Germany .apparently his passed for 'the time according to advices from Berlin tlonary meatures'-are -stUI- being Uken, the'advlcM >sy. Recent dlipjtchet have report- oct a grave sltuaitqn In'Pomerania with of Impending re volt. Chairman, of Pensions Board Tells Special Committee Many j Interesting Took Ten Millions Less LWt Year Than Had Been Estimated. to tho I fields was about CARRANZA REQUEST WASHINGTON, April co has asked, ptfmlsllon from the United to .trioye troops through Anierlea'rl territory so is to attack state of Sonon from north, No action on quest Kss yst been nlno miles tills" nmong a great many other suggestions wae now be- fore the board of management. Thei lino would be .built when the could eoo its way clear to thtt' expenditure. J. A. Wilson, Saskatoon, Bald this fta the best coal deposit In Saskat- chewan. It could servo the west- ern cltlCB. If this mine were opened the railway would find enoilgh tralflj to put the road on a paying basis. It save hauling coal from tlie Unit- Canadian disregard to a contrdct .made between them the manogcment of ff tho .Montreal. .Star Publishing compoi- OTTAWA, April (By Press) The special 'houso' committee on pensions and spiillcrs' re-ostahllsh. ment held Its first afternoon sitting yesterday. Col. John Thompson, chairman: of the pensions board, made a 'general statement on the working .of tho Pen- sions Act. Ho said some. acts we're I suggested in the Interests of the.peu. There was not any 'heavy Increase of liability in tho country, neither thera any appreciable. re; ducllon. In jurj Cftnaji's reaslon bill was over f and by March 1S20 the total Tho .esti- mated lolal coat ot .-was not reached In tho last fiscal year, '-i The percentage of ailtntnlslralinn cost tdlal paymonls was about six por cent, Pensioner! Now There are iu all countries people receiving pensions, Col, Thomp- son staled. Of these 70.050 weradfa abled soldiers and children nf disabled men. Dependents of fallen soldiers exclud- ing children number 17.725. her of totally disa'uiuu ing room staffs, day and ntsht. of the Montreal Star at a meet- Ing held last night decided by a ft SO per cent, vote to go out on ft strike Irtlnedlately.', pen- aloned -was 2370 in class one dis- ability. Soldiers down with affccllona of ho thought there respiratory system numbered about; should'bo provision allowing payment Chilfgn there was no pension to either wi.fe'.or children. Children of a pen- Blonen married after discharge wore to r. pension, though they wore born subEcquent'tohis discharge. Personally ho Ihought this principle Shftuld not be changed. There would, iftute'r-the present lawibs no danger A--woman ft pensioner, in hope of getting his pension. Tho wit- admitted there was considerable hardship in this regard. Col. Arthurs claimed pensioners should not ha debarred from marry Ing; Allowattciis were inade to a pen- sioner's children while heOIvcd. They should be continued after or met his death. ''.Col. Peck said the point raised was Important. He lold of a man, married alleV discharge, (lying within two months, hut tlio man's widow received no pension. Gol. Thompson said hit private view Ihal.slnte Insurance wik necessary to cotPV such Inadequate Griding There liarf not been very many com- plainU of Inadequate grading of dis- ability, but men receiving small pen- sions came seeking more. Col. Thomp- son thoiiKht a 20 per c'dnt, disability In most cates was earning average >nses under present conditions. Low disability roses brought most- com- plafnla ta the board. Up to 19 per but these were not all hundred per cent, tubercular. Col. Thompson said when a man had been 'married fcbscaucnt ;pf ihS pension In a lump sum. Wbiitd mako acceplancS of this form on Four) fj f, MANITOBA CONSERVATIVES TO NAME CANDIDATES WIN'NIPEC, April Conservative party of Manitoba will place" candidates In the field in ovcry constituency ot tho province for tho July clcc- tlons, It was said at the provin- cl9l: convention hero yesterday by it. Willis, leader M llio fitly In JIaniloba. ilr. Willis appealed io the delegates to call conventions Ibis month. ft o WINNIPEG, April- ing to a evening newspaper, announcement was made today by the Hon. Valentine Wlnklcr, pro-. vincial minister'pf, agriculture; that in view of the serious, short- age of. feed In Manitoba, the fed, era! government had agreed to remove temporarily the.tarl.ff on hay. Representatives of the pro- vincial government are now in the south and have'already completed negotiations In Minnesota .and North Dakota for the shipment of 1000 tons of hay. Duly Remitted OTTAWA, April Canadian on hay from the United States entering Canada nt .Manitoba points officially has been remitted in- definitely owing to the shortage of feed In that province. Onler-in-conn- cil providing for free, en try has been passed by the government. Following the drought of. last sum mcr and the consequent hay 'shor In The west, duty was remitted' by order-in-council on hay from the' Unit- ed Slatea entering the provinces of Saskatchewan, Albor'ta anil British Columbia. llopresentatioiiR having bocn inafle 'tf the governmnnl 'tlml the shortage of feed is almost as drastic in Mani- toba as elsewhere Sir the wcsl, HID Kovernment bail accordingly extended the free eijlry of hay'.fo Man I lota as well. Tho order goes Into effect itn-i mediately. 'oo'd aria" Drug'1 Act Amendments "ip tlii. TooJ itid Drug1 Act-, iirecipitalcdja, "discu ion ut tlie evening Isaac Soitth was in "tiOTt. JPIJO sillou (o certain ,-f the clauses were being taken i rommtttei! -IUH 1 introduced anieudmc its to Tljo first clause which iio objccled toipru- vldcil for the payment of a liofilo'ii of tlie f1 fn civil serf ice bonuses mis by the minister of fiiiiincu. lion. N. Itowell said tliat u tu. meet the cont u: I Hying line to the war. lie also jthfit the tllno wns crju soo i (lie bonus system vonlil unc to b am] salaries E'aid in one I sum. i After mufli 'discussion from bdt'i sides of the iimige. no'.ise allo'.vetl onfi-sisth of the aniounl. to go througli loaves tlie uiatter open for fu: tiler discussion., t A supply bill on Uie rcsoi jlion was' ill its f iu about seven niinn'ics and gu I If: the senate tonioj-ro Tlio liouse adjvnrucd at IL'.IO. Prisoners Ajrain Uefusing F'otirl WON'T CHANGE NAME OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND MONTREAL, April 16: question of changing the name of the Church of England In Canada came up hi the Anglican here yesterday Afternoon, when .1 resolution expressing opposition Was moved and carried by a large majority, Lieut-Col. E. M. Re. nouf, In seconding the motion, said' that If ths name were changed, it would be