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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XII. LETHfolUOGE, AtUERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST NCMBICR 200 Lethbridge Miners iate Driven Out of Odessa Christophers and Browne Present When Miners of Nos. 3 and 6 Vote to Return To International and Abandon o- Declare Kolchak An Outlaw S. Calls Upon MeXlCD To Free Aviators at Once dccrte declaring Admiral Kolchak and the all Russian cabinet at Omsk to be outlaws has bQfn Issued by the Soviet gov-i according lo a wireless disptach from Moscow. j Admiral Kolchak and the officers commanding the forces of his gov- j ernment In Siberia are declared to be subject to immediate Arrest. _______ Lelhbviclge Mines lo Commence Operations at O.B.U. Grip in District 18 is in the Pass and on the Prairies Eager to Return lo Change in the Follows Action of j Likely lo Act Next. PORTUGAL GETS 21 GERMAN SHIPS now in Kiiglijh port? will Lc handed over tq I'orlug-Jl. Initial Wheat Price Fixed at a Bushel i Situation Between the Two Republics Growing Worse and Relations May Break at Any Kid- napped and Held for Ransom by Bandits. COALHURST LINES UP Instead of going to Taber on Sunday afternoon to organize the there, International Organ- izers Houston and GrecuLa to Coalhursl, with the result that, after a stormy session, the min- ers there decided to rt-allrjn them- selves with the U.M-W. of A. and go back lo work. The ogamzars will visit the Coal hurst camp again on Tuesday to sign up Die men. Messrs. Houston and Krecula were about to depart for Taber Sunday afternoon when a car ar- rlvcd lo lake them lo the Coal- hurst camp, where the miners holding a mass meeting. The Tiber trip was cancelled and lhal will not be reorganized till Wednesday, Work in the Gait mines here will be resumed Wednesday morn- ing, accord i rig to present calcula- tions. LETHrfRIDGE QREAKS When William Houston and John InlerraLionnl organ- izers of the UnlLed Ml.it Workers of America, demanded 'a vote of the miners present at the adjourn- of the miners of No. 3 and No. 6, Gait mines, at the library on Saturday night, ths backbone of.the One Big Union for all 11 me in District. 18, fo'r Ihe men atiriost unani-, rpoiJily' dedrfei by their .vote to breakaway from, the O B.U. which' has held them in IU grip for the paet' three months, and to go back International union: The vote-was'lakeniJh.the presence of Christophers, Secretary Ed BrlWne and the-wholt-policy committee of the O.B.U. who-had placed the'-position of the 6.B.U- .Minlng Department, District No. 1, before' The meeting was Ihe last dying, gaap of the One Big Union in. mining circles. This morning-'at 10 o'clock Messrs. Houston and Gricula are meeting the Gait miners For the purpose of sinning them up under the United Mine Workers of America once more, .and Indica- tions are that Ihe mines here will be opened' tomorrow, bringing to.- an end the strike.whith has held t the district In Its grip since early i in May. r Last nJjjht Iho organ- ic rs made ji flying I'rip ID Tnher Lo fomntencc reorganization" there IL is. expected thai similar, fulls nil) lioi obtained.- The North n'aud Chinook cniuns will Else- Tic rcorgan'icd tills week, and by no end of Lhc iveck' every mine he Lcthhrldgc field will-be shinning Grip Broken With the O.U.U. grip on District No, the bIE camps at'IxiLh- Ferula ;md Drumlicllor. H Is Iston sent from Iiidinnapolla lo fight the Ono Ills Union anil reorganize the! district, Ihe-Elrlkc in District No. IS was illegal. The lucmhershlp la llicre-' I lore required lo resume Work Hie !lifisl3 of the agreement !n effect when 1 the'strike M'as called. This Includes I Order No. 124 which was luado the basis of the strike by Uic O.D.U. ofj- cials ivbo were then controlling Lbe district. IL is understood that ivlic-u Ihc rc- Eantis'Jon of the district has pro- ceeded lo such ft point that Ihc Inter- national commission considers it. ad- visable to do so, a call will be oul for a convention. At Ihls con- vention of delegates from eacli canip. arrangement vJH bo made for the holding of an elecliou for district offi- cers :ind the Uiruing over lo ILe mem- bership tbc direction-of attairs. Former District Officials The position ot the former dlslricU officEals wlio Llircw Un U.M.W. oi A, into Ihc rt'scanl and broke their pledges of office by taking up with an unrecognized orcanlzalhui, will be jnaller to LC dealt wilb the in- ternational union's cour: o[ discipline. It is 1'kcly that 'their cases Tvlll bu dcall with lietorc-llio proposed elec- tion. The international organizers will handle the aflalrs tn the various camps until tna lias again got Us bearings'and au election for local union officers -ca'n be held. iThe-hreaklrtCiof. Ihc-O.D.U. in the LethbfldB6vficid has Lecn.Bonc about believes the citizens oi Letlilirldgc are.lp ho con- v v v v v v OTTAWA, Aug. George Tosler, acting prime minister, an- "nounced at 3 o'clock this after- noon thai the wheat board of con- trol has recommended an initial paymtrit of a bushel lo 'farmers for wheat on the basis of No. 1 northern, Fort William. The government has approved the prJce. Bolsheviki out of Odessa and Evacuating Kiev WASHINGTON, Aug. United Stales embassy at Mexico City was Instructed today by the state department "to immediately call upon the Mexican government for quick action lo effect iJje re- tease of and Harold G. American array a via ton, who were captured by Mexican bandits An ear Cande- laria, Texas, while patrolling the border and who are threatened with death unless ransom is paid today. The slate department's an- nouncement said; "The Instruction! pointed out the seriousness with which the United States government views this situation and called Tor ta- fluuiv, Aug. Bolsheviks have been driven j from the most important city on the Black Sea, ac- cording to the British war office. j It is reported also that ilie Soviet forces arc.evacuating and the entire gralulaled thai -Iho, rtsuUs obtain have been secured a "recur- rence of Ihe trouble, Sucli clashes as bc'cuiVcil -thero-'aro; net a good organized lauor tOrUhf feela proud llfal lo walch crenta take .their course successful Issue-without Interference. First Met With' Hostility When the iiilcrimlioiial organizers readied T-tilibridgD they were met with great hoallilLy .by Ihe O.U.U. officials In .MqctuiE3 were held last. at they sn'ofcc lo the meni-j bersbip. They showed Iho manner inj Icli lilt rftetnbershin-had been ludetl inlo wiitidrafring Trom a rccog- PORT ARTHUR, Ont., Aug.-1B. H. A, Machin, M.P.P. for Kennra, who has been promi- nently before thc'public of late as chief critic oi the Ontario gov- ernment's temperance, legislation and a? president of the Personal Liberty League, is said to have stated to private Individuals while in Port Arihur that more tha''i DO per cent., of the Conservative members of. the Ontario Icglsla- ture had decided to demand the resignation of William Hearst as premier, naming Sir Adam Beck ,35 the government {eader in the provincial house.. v MR.MEIQHEN JS COMING ._ Vy. A. Buchanan, M.P., received a wire this morning from Hon. Arthur Melghen, stating Ihst lue had arranged to_ spend Tuesday afternoon, August. 26th--and all of Wednssday, Auflust 27th, at Lelh- beeh up with great. ..sacrifice. They were fought nl every turn by Ihc O.B.U. clement: In. ppilc oi this No. G camp was organized nnd a char- ier seuL for. al-lfoo requesl otlho O.U.U. Dlftclflls. liie charter was had Church's Commission on lievjs- ion arid Enrichment.ofjth'c JJook of Common Pravir- lioL brought Into Mis uatLl fur- ther nceoLinllonW-had resulted. These brought thb pbllcj- corn- mi He o of. O.B.U. In ilio city on Saturday.- They eaw 1u Lcllihridgff Ihelr last opporturillj- to hold the membership, bdl in .Ef.'fQ of their ef- forts the men saw IhaL tho better course -svould bo to retain ivIlU Ihc U.M.W... pl.AAwlth tbe-re- sult lhal ihc nVners hero "will be signed up today and .will go back lo Inly a matter now of cleaning up the hi thc mines .within a'day Icattered car.ips at jilaccs hroughout the'district and Lhc strike t.lhc suininer of 1519 Vill be aL an ncl. Tho jmcir nro going back lo jfofk' where "thor left off. According issiipj by th'c llireo tho comhils-' MICHEL FOLLOWS FERNIE fSpDcI.il lo The HcraliU KBRXIB, August con: suiting Kith the ;maringeinent oi the All Elevated and Subway Lines Terribly-Tied Up page four] Jritish Government Accepts Policy of State Purchase of All Mineral Rights In Coal LONDON, Aufl- L government has accepted the [policy of. the state purchase of in coal. .This an- was made by Premier {Lloyd George In the house of com- loday. h In the flminclnl nnd slluallon, Lhc premier said Kat en alarm Ing trade bfll- ice the United Kingdom of which IhrcalcAei) Lo In- Announced Hint imporls Istrlctlons Would be removed Sen- Imber J, pThe fromler vraa con- irning tho financial of thc nJntry unleak consiimpllon :vas (le- and produtllon was Increased. prcaonL conJlLlous, he sdld. It Impossible lo'epinpbtft with Amer- an Imports In England. 'chslons coat, the government Prlrato expenditure Hip the preihler is more formjtlftblo (ban inibUc ox4 (o confer them drcrduMly- and less izatlon. The Cnascl intWcnt, it tended American occurring long artcr Ihc wna alenul bill before Ihc allied anrt inlcr-nllleil ctitn- nilssions on military control o4Ocr- nfcnjr lind bosun to that Iho I'nlsslan govornnienC {a pro- ceeding to grganizo a military- fora, Inuihw-lliBt will lahcl j.omprOTilso.'uilght be erfeclen. has. ACCIDENT TO THEPREMIER 1IA1JPAK, X.S., Aug. Jos- eph I'opo announced today that Sir Robert Dordou would be -unable parLtcipnte in any fimclions arranged In-honor of the Prince of Wales unlll Quebec is'.reached nl lenat-. The. In by thc premier hi Ilie accident of URL nighf, when lio slipped nnd sprained his nnklo ivhlle" leaving the Halifax Club" for.Il.M.S. n'cnovrn Is more serious .than at ItcaL eup posed. A ligament in the leg has been severelj' strafdcd ami-Sir Rober ;as hccn ortlcreil lo keep tp.lils'bct for several dnya, lift got lip anrt at cmplpil to dress'this in or n lug In time 'of ilic rcccpl'on at tho. floekyanl. iu( founjl if impossible to use. lil foot nnd'went Hack lo lied ered. It has not decided whether the United States govern- ment woujd furnish the sum and charge it against the Carranza government cr call upon the Mexi- can government to pay it direct. BRITISH -ACTION LONDON, Aug. The French and American consular represen- tatives fn Mexico City have pro- tested against the order of the Mexican government .expelling William Cummlnas, In charge of the archives of the lega- tlort there, it was Intimated In of- ficial circles today. Latest dis- patcher received here are that Mr. Cummlngs itill remains In Mexico. AN EARLIER REPORT WASHINGTON, Aug. Vig- orous representations were made to the -Mexican government today by the stati department. concern- ing capture and' detention of two American army aviators by bandits who demand ran- som. Official reports from Major-Gen. Dfckman, commander of the southern department, concerning the detention of the' aviators, were received today at tfiit war depart- ment, but Secretary Baker refused to .make them public, saying the state.department had entire vision over the matter. The capture and detention of the army fliers Is considered by officials here ID be essentially different to other cases of "Ameri- rV can citizens who have .for ransom- Members of the forcet'of a country, eapt- crally when in uniform, are direct representatives of their govern- was said, and any injury" affront to thenvis regarded J> breach of inlematTonal law. Strained Relations'' V ;AII'E. Co mill K" close. on .the heels; ol., the Blaie. ilc- partinent's virtual "-ultiujalnnV. to.l Ihe, Ciirranzii gorernmcui that nrerc (9. stop. murder -citizens ''and' for- th'cir- rights.- radical .change.; allitudc ot the United States 'govern- ment Mexico would be -adopted, news army avialdrn weru being held by TiTe.ticah; bandlls [or rAnsoni, with death 'as -the. alternative.) caused" the already straLn- (1 relations hetwecn Hie two cour." iee to lie regarded here today ,iV ariog reached, a stage bordprinc on Ke acute. Official "WashlriElon, as well as ,Lho iiitfre diplomatic 'corps, were await- ng- ivilh heen .interest the. Serious "potentialities should inrm hetall ILe fliers, generally 'were ecog'nized. _ There was LO alaleiuent early today >I what steps had been isfcc-n or were o he taken either Ly thc slate or var.tlenartment. However, re- garded as imperative that sonic Lou 'should, bo lakon at once, as -the- demands ot Ihd bandits required Hint Lho ransom' be paid Father to Pay Ransom HCJTCHI.VSOX, Aug., Sam I'elcrson, father of -Harblil 'elerson, who Is held for fansoni by Mexican bandits, arriTcd here loday H 'burned visit to SI. Paul, whc'ro ic. ivilh' slate officials. -'Me announcqil has decided to "raise ho amouiii.oC fansoni. Iiimsclt and not denend on others for the safetr of hia son, v Another Kidnapping SHINGTON. Aug; Audihcr caso of Ihc -kidTiBppidg oi an Ameri- can citizen by Mexican baiidlls .who- {Icnianded ransom WRS announced to- day by (be stale a Porto Hican doctor who was taken prisoner July 32, The ransom waa to r hut the de- adylaed uny fiction ngQliiat it SAY EX-KAISER HA3 BOUGHT DUTCH ESTATE UTRECHT, Holland, Aug, Former Emperor William, vjho has ifvlng at Amerongen ills arrival In Holland) hat pur- ths and house of Dcorn, In the of Doom, near Utrecht, according to the Dsgblad. "The eetale .was bought from de li about five fn.ll" north of In Ihc dfrectfon of Utrecht, l nUrlbiUed to President' Connolly of Ihe-brother- ood, thai although the njeti hftd made eDiands'fbr-'aif-ftcreasfe of BO per Ihe. slrikP, Called .had .the company of- fered a tAlie pf'20 per cent. In lha wn- last weeT; ft JO per ceiiti wast, offered. LEAVE ITALY ak forCM thhl fought for (ho nrrty during IhO war (orHohcjji. ia, nave been -paid August I partment iipt ether he has bee'rt released, WELCOME THE TREATY. LONDON. Aug. Iho en- tire press of. Kngland .wclcomiis tbe treaty signed bcuvcen Britain and Persia aa Persia aad nc- cesiary for. Ilie safeguarding ;of. In- Jia. A !eiv LlberAI newspapers criti- cize It, notably Ilie Dally ..Newt, the Mrerpool P6st and Ihe ..-Mi Guardian, .'J WANT AMERICAN WHEAT PRICE AND NOTHING LESS OAKVILLB, Man., a meeting or grain' grama and bus- inessmen of'lhls district a resolution was passed iinanltnoualy calling oil the goTcnimcnl cither lo allow nn Oiien TOartol for trading In1, to the Initial farmers nOt l SEI2C PROVISIONS ANDv- SELL PRICE fqo-l dealers consumers I'eAerdai' th ilf3 soiuhcriEi-' cm proving? and .M.llfest the (loclin-arkerji In Ihc central rnarKcta andf'.Mld them. At, half" price. Consuracrs'and'relallers nl Lcvallerfi, near. Vans', .'decided io (akc Joint action, against tlic iplddlemcri.. o t! PRINCE OF WALES AT HALIFAX HALIFAX, S.3 Aug.