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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1920 NUMBER 212 Prairie Farmers Protest Strongly New Wheat Rates r- Representative From Manitoba Before Railway Commission That Hauling West's Grain Crop Fro- yides Railways' Big Profits Without Any In- crease in Freight Rates. Four Boys Drown In Unsuccessful Effort To Save a Companion OTTAWA. Aug. Canadian desire of the representa- tives ot-ltio prairie provinces that in the event of higher rates being granl- cil ihoy should not be made applic- able to' grain, and moi'e particularly 'wheat, wys emphasize! at the resum- ed hearing by the railway board by Ihe application of railways for In- creased rates this morning. This demand was made Ijy H. J. Syming- ton, counsel for the government Munltoba, in further examination )iim of Wm. J. Moule, assistant comp- trailer of the C. P. appeal's to, Previous to'making this declara- tion Sir Symington had produced CROOKSTON, Minn., Aurf. Four boys, ranging in 11 to .14, gave their lives yester. day iii an unsuccessful attempt to r-scue a filth companion who also perished. The latter became cauatit undercurrent while swimming in the Red Lake river at Fisher, 11 miles from. here. When'the lads on shore saw their chum being pulled under they at- tempted the swift cur- rent to hjm but one by one they uenbaih swirling muddy waters. Two others who attempt- ed to save thern were rescued by workmen who heard their criet. The Ethan >nd Elmer Attendant, Thomas Anderson and Theo. and Oscar pison. Poles Turn Tide of Battle on Soviet Troops Who Are Badly Routed at Warsaw figures to show that during last year; APPROVE U. S. NOTE the C.P.R. had moved cars oti I'liAGUU. Aug. Czech grain of. which cars were newspapers, comment approvingly wheat. The average rale on grain the United Stales nole regarding the from prairie provinces ilusao-I'ollsh situation, especially its being 25 cents a hundred pounds, the' earnings from this source alone' had solicitude for HusslSn integrity. LOCAL OPTION ;IN SCOTLAND LONDON Ang vigorou: campaign for prohibition along loca option lineR has just been opened in Scotland and promises for sov eral centers are voting for prohlbi tlon'r Lloyd George Not Coming LONDON, Aug. Lloyd George dots not contemp- late any trip to Canada or the United States, as has re poried, it was announced offic- ially today. amounted to something more than Operating expenses of the irains which-carried this whea't, Mr. Moule agreed would be about leaving a margin of Wit- be lac- star- witness In (he case pointed out, however, that no "Our- contention declared Mr i allowance had been made for the cost] Symington, "that whatever advances ot 'he tack haul o( empty cars to the are.given In rates should not apply .to I prairie provinces, tho grain vales. Wheat should not _ ..Bi9. Margin of Profit called upon to pay any losses.iri uarnings on other commodities car- ricil by ihe railways." Quoting from the government crop estimates, Mr.; Symington slated that (Continued on Page Wind Tree Down, Killing One peculiar Accident in Camp Near i Dutka the Victim (Special to ihe Herald) FERNIE, -Aug. the very high wliid which prevailed throughout the .'Elk-Valley yesterday afternoon, a falling tree struck and instantly kill- ed 'Thomas'- Dutka, a gaged" in logs at the Jupper camp of ilno White. Spruce Lumber ConipansYfiye. or six miles up-.Hartlcy Greek from'the saw. mjil of the'com- pany, which, is sllualcd near the xnoutjj'.ofjtthal. putkli-Tvafrabout fifty years, of hge arid. son who Is married and ,wprks in the Coal Creek mines: has''.empaneled a. Jury and an inquest will he held this evening. ALBERTA SELLS BONDS At SPLENDID FIGURE CALGARY, C. K. Mitchell, provincial treas-. urer, last night-announced the sale of. iiii Issue of. of Alberta bonds to -the 'United FinanciarCorponitiou at 93.53.- The.tender is on. the basis of G.-IS. This is part of a'borrow- ing of. planned by the province thin year for which the greater part is for telephone development Million Dollar Crop of Noble Foundation Opens Eyes of Lethbridge Men 'I. Greatest Single Crop Ever Produced Witnessed by Nearly I 30G Calgary Duiir.cas Men on Trip I vf t i T> .1 _ _ 17? to Noble Pay Trit C. S. Noble. BoyShoptsHis Meet in Dublin Next To Be Pessimistic What Lethbridge Men Saw At Noble Foundation Farms Grain crojJs on acres. Wf' EstirriatedJvaluei J" Estimated yield, wheat 25 to 27 oats, and rye, 20. A crop estimated at bushels of wheat, bushels of oats and butheti of rye. Near-Faial "Aiciderit is Result of Playing With Loaded Revolver LONDON, Aug. of moderate views concerning the proVl lem of dominion" home rule, will gath-l !er aL DuhUn from all parts of Ireland! next Tuesday for a coiiferonce. This] meeting, says a Dublin dispatch-toj the'Daily rviail, endowed! considerable importance by thel fhange In policy In Downing Street. "Although the premier's statement in the house uf commons last Monday I puzzled Irish iioliticians." (he dispalcli eays, "it is wrong to take a pessimis- tic view of the situation, as tlie way to peace is'hy no means closed." (from Own COLBMAN, Aug. careless use of firearms almost proved fatal In the hands of Fred Smith. Fred had become possessed of a small revolver an d -S yd ney h itc his c h u m wante d to.eramine II. How it happened is a mystery, but :-someliow the revolver had been loaded, and went off, the bullet passing through Sydney's right lung. lie was' rushed to the hospital where Dr. Davi.s removed the bullet, it having penetrated from the breast fo the back. Sydney is'doing as well as can be cxpented' but H will be some days before he is oiil of danger. TWO CHILDREN KILLED IN CROSSING WfiECK COLUMBUS MAY HEAR ThJREE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AT ONCE 0., Aug. candidates, all from Ohio, jnay speak from the same platform at the Ohio state fair; August 31, if plans the management are carried ;oul. (iovernor Cox and Senator Harding Jiave .both accepted speaking invita- tions for that date and last night fair tilflcials wired Dr. Aaron S. Walking, prohibition parly candidate, asking him to deliver an address. TRENTON, Ont., Auj. children named Woodeck were killed yejterday and their mother severely injured in the destruc- tion 'Of '3 motor car by Grand Trunk train No, 10 at a Canadian National railway crossing Tn the west end of the town. L. A. Dar- ling, driver of the car, was badly shaken up. GIRL DROWNS WHILE SAVING ANOTHER TORONTO, Aug. a heroic effort tOTescde 12-year-old Sheila Mc- Allister from drowning, Annie Plvll- 6- Dry -farniing in the hotbed of Irri- gation that thisyear is'proving a won- derful success was viewed yesterday by two hundred and fifty Lelhbridge, others from towns in the south. They motor- ed to the old Cameron ranch on the invitation of.'C. S. is'oble' and what lips, aged 15, lost her life iu Ihe lake waters yesterday. Of tlie numbers of bathers iu the water at the time ot the tragedy, the 15-year-old girl was the first to notice that tiie McAl- lister girl had got beyond her -depth and was in difficulties., Without hesi- tation she swam out to her and was progressing shoreward with her hur- den when she herself wns overcome with weakness and sank. Her heroic efforts bad attracted die attention of several male bathers who swam in lime to. save Sliclln, but not her BRITISH LABOR MEN SAY NOTHING ABOUT THEIR FRENCH VISIT LONDON, Aug. son, labor member .of parliament, and Harry Gosling, leader ot the English transport workers, who went --'.to France to confer with the Krench Socialists but were requested to leave that country, returned to London last night. They declined to say anything ONTARIO MOTHER'S PENSIONS TORONTO, Aug, ID.-r-Following an all-day session of Iho board to admin- ister the Mothers' Pension Act, yes- terday, Ihe chairman, Her. Peter lirjrce, stated that although it ts un- likely all the machinery will be ready by October 1, when the'act comes in- to force, pension payments will be made direct by the .provincial board. In such cases as tl will not he possible to make, the necessary preliminary -Investigation before that dattt payments 'made, will bo 'retro- active. :oncerntlig llielr trip except lhat they lad been courteously treated .in Paris had been courteously treated .in and remained liic-ie sufficiently long to fulfill their mission. H Is (nlcnded alter they .have cq sulled'tbc "council cf .-.cMcin" uf th labor parly, to issue an oflicial state- meiit I-Yiijay. tbej- saw .opened their eyes.-. They saw farming as done 'by.-tKe largest farmer .In the world. Theytjnarveiled at tbe extensive way be does' it and they saw, approximately, one million dollars' w or Hi of and in stook. To an eastern bred man it was mar velous to drive through fields 01 standing wheat, golden, and-not only iii one stage ot yesterday's trip motor cars passed a field (ha was wheattas' far as the eye coulc see. It was wheat ready to cut ant it was, a.-pretty slgut. At another poinl'-stooks' of this wheat stretchei over the horizon. One wondered aboa the necessity ot irrlgatibn but the les son learned on June 8th o{ tbis sum mer has not been erased. The Start Slarling out from Lethbridge abou thirty motor cars, swiftly to the crossing of tho Old Msn river, where Mr. Noble nict them and the nest slop was at Cameron Number 3. All along the route car from joined in tho prbces slon-uutil when the ranch .was reach ed (lie string was over fifty cars in length. The trip out diil hot liave the draw Until j the.diis was ..not heavy, hut while 'goin TENNESSEE RATIFIES SUFFRAGE COLUMBUS, O., Aug. fnl lowing statement was issued by Gov emor Cor, Democratic presldenlia candidate: i "The ciTjlitation of the world ii saved. The mothers of America wil lay the hand and repudiate lose who trifle with, a ereat prin Iple. Tho action of the Tennesse eglslatitre has another slghificatice t la an evidence that the Democrat! olicy. is to pay its platform ohliga ions." Handing Glad Too MARION, Q.; Aug. h the aclion'bf the .Tennessee legis completing rat ication of-the suffrage amendmen Senator- Harding, Hepublfcan. pres dential candidate, said: l along I have wished for th completion of ratification and hav said so and I am glad to have th citizenship of the United States tak >art In the presidential elections. Th Republican party will get the respons of American womanhood to its appea .0 tho confidence of all-our people. backs: of. most motor trips. or two from the ranch AC if TU ASK THAT ONTARIO through' the ranch Iho dust got both ersomc. Nevertheless, no Rerson pal TOilO.N'TO. lo tlie dust. wtleat mon wheat was ,h QUIT FISH BUSINESS was paying any attention to Of course the oals attracted altentio all 'thai Is thought .of Is whca the' nine, thousand acres ofjhla 0[ whicl1 Slroits Pres- sure having been IjroiiKlil to bear on Bandits Stage Daring Holdup Masked Men Hold Lip Ma Train Within St. Louis Limits, Get Swag ST. LOWS, Mo, Ang. and post office Inspectors today wer searching for a clue for the wher abouts of the two masked bandits wh last night held up Missouri Pacific fa tnail train Ix'o. 5 within the city litni and escaped with four pouches sa to have contained registered-malt. Tho men hoarded the train at crossing and witb drawn revolve lined the mall 'clerks up against t' walls. Near the outskirts of the cit one.of the robbers pulled the sign cord, stopping the train. The ma noucbes were then thrown out and the bandits jumped aflcr them. olish Forces Successful on All But Southern Front Where Bolsheviki Are Advancing on on Warsaw Has Been Relieved. WARSAW, Aug. Assocjatecl Pol- :h successes on all fronts with- the exception of the south-' rn battle sector where the Russian soviet forces arc dvancing in thev direction of Lemburgi are reported in official statement on fighting operations issued last ight. The Bolshevik retreat north and northeast of War- aw, where the soviet forces were closely driven'by the es took the semblance of a -rout at some places, the ommunique' reports. On the extreme left of the Polish .ne, however, and in the region of Lemburg, soviet ances are recorded. Northwest of Warsaw, the Russian troops who met esistance at Wlclawek where they had designed to cross be Vistula, bombarded Klociawek for hours, the shells damaging the cathedral and the bishop's palace. Admit Fierce Fighting LONDON; fighting is continuing in fie region of Warsaw and Novo Qeorgievsk, the strong 'ortress about 19 miles northwest of at the con- of the Vistula and Bug rivers, according to Wed.- lesday's officiarstaternent issued by the soviet goverhrnent it Moscow. In the Crimean section engagements ,are go-, ng on intensive results, the statement says. Peace Negotiations Off For a Day LONDON, Aug. Russo-Polish peace nego- iations at Minsk were not .continued'Wednesday as agreed owing to of the Polish delegation, cording to a. message dispatched from Moscow Wednes- day by George Tchitcherin, foreign minister, to soviet representative'in London. SOVIET FORCES FLEEING llJl' I A I T L WARSAW, AUa Wheat At Taberf Is Grading No. 1 H. F. AnnableMakiii" Sftle of New Not Delertnineri (From Our Csrrespoudeut) TAUER, Aug. -F. Annable had the honor of getting the first 1920 wheat in the district to the elevator, baving threshed about GO buslicis at tho conclusion ot rye threshing. The sample went No. 1. Northern, anil is of good color. Tho diet 'ijasonload of. vheat of the' new vintage to no ne- liyorecl to a local elevator -was from the farm of Merrill ami Butt, juat north of the ami was de- livered to the United: Grain Growers' elevator today. As the field U not all! threshed, the yield per acre is not yet known, but the wheat weighed 53' pounds to the bushel, anti graded No. 1 Northern. The wheat brought in by H. R Annable waa by Ihe Bawlf Elevator Co.. The Ogllvio elevator has' again opened for grain buying, L. D. West having arrived' to 'lake charge. Tho four, elevators are all open for business. Some carloads of rye have already been -shipped out here and at Piiicaslle. A little threshing is under way, and a good deal of it will he done next week. Tills is wheat threshing as rye Is over with. PROMINENT HEALTH AUTHORITY COMING Relief Train Rushed to Forest Fire Area in KAMLOOJ'ti, B.C., Aug. re-1 their lives by wading into the Tliomp- llot train bringing Injured am' Kees from great forest fire refti- arca river up to their, necks and wait- sub- ing until the flames anil heal sided. niong the Norlh Thompson river lias j M. 0. Archibald and seven tirrlved here. The fire la supposed nurses were sent out un a relief train to have August 1 .from light- ning, and was fanned into a great 1'ame by a thla week. J'lrst word of'the serloiisnees of the (situation came when freight train on the Canadian .National Railway ran into a sea of about ten miles from Kamloops At the same lime a. special train was sent from .Blue Hlver station to res- cue Ihe people on1 Ihe .north side of the fira Trie body, of one randier, Frank Smith, was discovered. 'Among those rescued teem Mr. and Mrs. Mo- from Avola Station. They rescued' targe and their little sou. Several and a number of horaeSj ranches in tbe path of (he (ire completely wiped oul. Fennel's saw- and beat a hasty retreat down line. tho The train remained on McMurphy v Riding till daylight, when the engine was sent forward again. V.' D. Curry, of Kamloops, and another men were found bjully burned. Curry may not recover. Te'n'othor persons saved mill was burned .it Mile where the loss, Including plies of cut lumber and poles, will be JlDp.OOO, A dozen horses owned by the Northern Con- struction Company were killed. So Intense wns along tho ralhvny Hint l.te rnlls ft'erc warped. (he government lo the fish business because ot the hun-j's Sftvc everyone somethiug lo clred's of fishermen in tlie province. nboul. Hon. P. Higzs, iiilni.stei' 01 public I An Old Ranch works, leaves for Nipigon on! When the business men were driv- Salurday night lo look over Hie situ-, ing around Ihe world's largest grain alion. The province lias over fai'.ni, Ihey hnre in mind itiat .three tied Tip in wharves. houses and [years agci this stretch of country was equipment: at l.afco Nlpignii, lion, j only fit for catlle. In 1017, Mr. Noble Mi-, niggs staled tlia'l tlie the first of Ihis land. !le got a small.yield. In his crop was a failure. In lie will get a million- dollar crop oft it. At last .lie has (o skeptics that dry farfniiig can be conducted on a large scale euccessfully, the elements being with him. The old Cameron Ranch is far away from ihe railways. 1'or years this fact kept it in the cattle grazing class. No one dreameci. even ten years ago, that as you read this, sixty binders, pulled by over two hundred and forty horses would be culling wbeal on that piece of pratrlc. Two shifts arc be- ing used. The first breakfast call comes 8.1 a.'ni.. and !he list sup- was securing tiiO'Calcli lo meet the demand. One petition'urging the gov- ernment lei discpr.linuo was signed by SOO persons engaged in the Irade. CHICKEN POX MAY KEEP PRINCE AWAY KIXOSTON', Jamaica, Aug. In consequence of the large, number of chicken pox cases here, It has been recommended that the Prince of Wales postpone his proposed visit, lo Jamaica. N. CAROLINA DEFEATS WOMAN SUFFRAGE JlALEiOH, N. C, Aug. 4 The federal suffrage amend- meat was defeated by, the North Carolina house of rcpro- senlallvcs today by a vote Of 71 (o 41. (Contlnurt on Page POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS VANCOOVKK. Aug. of Police William Mcliae, today resign- ed as head of the Vancouver fore iln retirement Is due to ill health. NEW YORK, Aug. William Smith, head of tlie Royal Institute of Public Health of England, and Ixidy Smith arrived in New York yesterday on their lo Canada. They will visil a number, of elites of the Do' Minion before.returning lo England. Sir William Is one of (he world's greatest authorities on public lienllli and Is a leading member o( the. Kng- llsh medical profession. FIREMAN IS HERO FRANCISCO, Aug Ifi.- Cap- lain E. T. Courtney ot the San Fran- cisco fire department rescued a score of persons, including bis own ivifc. from eight frame apartment buildings here to which fire did damage to the csiimatcd extent of before H ivas brought under control early today. _ p.m.) so- viet forces are fleeing in a disor derly.-panic along, the 'front hc- tween the Vistula arid-Bug rivers, where the .Poles are advancing with extraordinary -success, says i an official statement Issued tontjlit. In trtelr counter attackt to re lleve Bolshevik pressure upon t Warsaw, the Poles, are usinn tanks, airplanes, armored trains and artillery in creat numbers. At Minsk, east of here, and Sferock, to thk nprtheast, three.', thousand prisoners, seven hundreds of wagons and quantities 'of supplies have been captured from the statement declares. EVACUATING BREST-LITOVSK WARSAW, Aug. ed soviet forces are evacuating Brest-Lltovsk, the strongly fortified tgwn on the Bug river, 120 miles east of Warsaw, according to advices received here tonight. Poles -J PARIS, Aug. a city about 41 miles southeast of Warsaw and 12 miles south of Siedllcc, has beeu captured by Polish troops in their counter-attack against Ihe lofl. wing of the Holshevik army before Warsaw, says the Warsaw correspon- dent of the newspaper Excelsior. Uig dispatch which was sent on. Tuesday nighl. declares the Bolshevik rlghl wing :ilso is in'a bad situatiou. The nianoeuvre executed by the Poles in their counter-attack was an exceert- ingly daring _6nc, Ihe'corresponiient declares. It consisted in concentrat- ing heavy cofumns of'trc-ops and de- livering a surprise attack against tlie Hank of the main Bolshevik army. It was conrpletcly succesisfu] because of; Ihe nhililyof Ihe Polish Infantry in marching and hu that "very icnporlant consequences'' of the plan are expected. GOLD STOCKS FLURRY OTTAWA. Aug. ISr-UeclaraUon ot special dividend of one per cenl. yes- lerday by Ihe llolllngcr Cgnsolldtil- cd .Mines, payable. September S, to shareholders of record August caused a flurry of interest in mining i circles here-and-tended to Increase confidence in tlie gold .Blocks. New Ontario Iron Ore With Alberta Coal May Relieve Canada of Importing Iron SUDBURY, Aug. plorlng the unfavorable trade bit- anfie existing between Canada and the United States and prov- ing by that the major portion .of this adverse.state of affairs was due to Canada'} tre- mendous Importation of iron ore and Iron arid steel products, the Ontario Mining Association, yes- terday appointed Col.'R. W. Leort- Oeorge Cowie and A. J. Voung a comrnHfee to tender as- sistance and represent the views of the mining industry of north- ern Ontario before the govern- ment now investigate ing the possibilities of- the iron .ore Industry En Canada. Govern- ment assistance In the beneficial- cd of Iron ores to smelter grade was accepted In principle as be- ing' highly desirable and tha com- bination beneficlaled iron ores of new Ontario and coal from Albcr