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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta [VOLUME XIII. LETHBRIIX5E. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1920 NUMBER 222 M'SWINEY IS STILL LIVING Mayor of Cork Enters (he Day of His Hunger f. Strike LLOYD GEORGE IS PRICES TAKING TUMBLE This Is Due to tower Price For Shipping Declares Robert Dollar STILL ADAMANT CLYDE CAN BUILD CHEAPEST SHIPS YET RESUME STRIKE PARLERS Executive Committee of Miners Transport and Railway Workers Hear De- mands MANUFACTURERS READY TO CLOSE THEIR PLANTS LONDON, ..Aug. MacSwtney, lord mayor of Cork, .who has been on a hunger strike since August 12, was still alive this morning, but his sister, Mary, who visited him', said he was growing weaker and that "the end may come at any MacSwincy spent a restless night and his sister remained near Brixton prison, where he Is con- fined, throughout the night, think- ing she.might he called for. An official who saw MacSwIney early today described his condi- tion as being like that.of a "man Qti a adding that "the slightest breeze might blow him over at any Lloyd George Adamant LONDON, Aug: -word had been received from Lucerne, -Switzer- land tonight Indicating that there had been any change in the policy of Prem- ier Lloyd George with, regard to Lord Mayor' Mac Sweeney oC Cork, vrlio Is it wheat marketed, millers buying heavily. This premium will bo wiped the general movement of grain begins, However the price. Is holding up well, and there seems to be a fair amount of, seaboard buying which would indicate that the demand from European countries will hold the price up. There Is some fear ex- pressed that a strike ot. the miner's In England- may result In a slump as much shipping would he tied up. The harvest this 'year Is earlier than, any big harvest ever has been i the history of Southern Alberta. The [SCOTTISH TROOPS RUSHED TO BELFAST TO STOP DISORDER Mine Victims in Monday's Rioting, Bringing Total Since Wednesday Up to Hold All Strategic Points in Dialer Calk for Vol unteers to Help Restore Order ;raln on track. Threshing Is under Pasl as not "been so good for cut- wajr.In many districts today, and will be quite general by (he Grst of next -weck. The" ;eneral teiior ot reports Is that LONDON, Aug. fn support of which a majority of the miners of Great, Britain have voted to strike, were tendered here today at a meeting of the executive committee of the Min- ers' Federation, Transport Work- ers' Union and the National of RaSlwaymen.. Belief is express- ed that as' a result of the meeting, efforts will be made to resume ne- gotiations with th; government. Many manufacturers have decid- ed to close their plants Immedi- ately if a miners' iHrlke is declar- ed, says the The' Strike Vote LONDON, Aug. Canadian Associated result oE the miners' ballot demmely confirms the forecast that the executive would get the necessary two-thirds majority for a strike. The Yorkshire vole, thougl comprising.the'.third largest coal-fielYorKing CHICAGO, Aug. of tho Republican and Democratic com- mittees today followed.ui) Ihe cam- ndicates, ,It was learned today that nearly everyone on board the was injured in some way or shaken up. badly The train left Monclon about two hours late. When approaching Vlmy Initteo chairmen In answering tho 1 llidge the work-trnln was sighted nm- 'queries of the senate commiltee filng on the same track. Engineer about campaign contributions and ex- penditures. George S. White, chairman of the national committee, was 6n hand today to supplement the in- formation given the committee yestc'- day by former Chairman Homer S. Cummings. Democratic campaign con- tributions to da.lo total Mr. said. He said he would tell tho committee all about contributions. Representative Fred W. Britlon. of Illinois, will he called, the committee announced, to explain his published charges that an "entertainment" fund of had teen uaed by the Brit- ish embassy at Washington In the In- terest of the Democratic presidential campaign. WILL HOLD INQUEST RKOINA, Aug- Inquest into the death of Percy Young, Wiled Mon- day, aiterno.on.when struck by nil auto- be .held, tore lonlghl. Milan Metal Workers Fear Lockout, Seize Factories from Ownera LONDON, Aug. a lockout, the metal workers of- Milan, Italy, have seized the fac- tories, it was reported In an Ex- change Telegraph dispatch recelv-.. cd here today. The report plated that the workers arc in full- pos- session and arc threatening the wllh violence. The situa- tion is sard to be serious. gmeeri Sherlock stuck to .ills post and applied the- emergency brakes but II was too late to prevent the head on collision. When the engines crashed together they reared up, falling back Io the roadbed. The passengers declare. that Sher- lock's action In applying the brakes probably saved their lives. BRITISH POST AND WERE RATES JUMP LONDON. Aug. As sociated post office'and revenue charges tomorrow. The minimum rate for an inland telegram will bo n shilling against nine pence, received hero today quoting an ofiic la I statement Issued there yesterdaj Heavy, fighting, which is declared l< be favorable to the'soviet armies, con tinuea In the vicinity of Lemberg an Perelysl, In Galtcla, while In th Oriekhov region of the Crimea, Bolshevik .havo been successful, it I said. Further near Yladitnir-Vo hynsk, soviet troops have occupied th town of Biels, and a-number of vi lages north of there.- Tn the nelghbo hooil ot Bresl-LHovsk where, the Bo shevik claimed yesterday to have cap tured several .towns from the Pole only local fighting Is going on. In statement declares. CUSTOMS RECEIPTS UP OTTAWA. Aug. Canadian receipts for tho five nfonths of the fiscal year ending today show an Increase of over those for the same period In From to August 31 this year, total customs receipts were 330, while during the same-period In 1019 they were For th'e month of August, the lncrea.80, as compared with August, last year, was the figures standing: Au- gust, IMS, 1320, whilc post, receipt ami slamp duller on stock transfers are also raised all around. START AIR TRAINING SOON OTTAWA. Aug. regula- tions governing the training opera'- (Ions of the Canadian Air Force are expected io he approved by cabinet council Hits weak, filler which train- ing will begin In real earnest at Camp Jionlon and other air force training centres. PRINCE IN HONOLULU HONOLULU, Aug. The Prince of Wales arrived yes- terday on the British battleship Renown. No Ceremony .mark- ed his arrival. The- Prince will remain here days. tf .j Harvesters Hold Up Staveiy Pool Room, Get Skip to Glrtresholm Where Police Pick Them Up. In Restaurant DUBLIN, Aug. Highlander troops, the first Scottish; Rlfies, went on board special trains here this morning and it was they were being sent to Belfast. NINE .MORE RIOT VICTIMS BELFAST, Aug. persons are dead, as a result of yester- day's rioting in this city, another man being killed last night and two of those wounded in yesterday's disorders dying. Revised reports as to casualties shew that since the rioting began last Wednesday 20 have been hilled. Two hundred have been Injured. Knots ol soldiers held strategic points In the affected areas .during the night and it was stated this morning that troops occupy virtually.all the police barracks m the cEty. Ominous signs trouble ushered In the new day in riot-torn Belfast. The only actual outbreak reported this forenoon was the ston- ing of employees Bf Macics' Foundry in the .notorious Kasmlr Road dis- trict, but groups of men collected at many corners along Falls Road. King Street and Royal Avenue, giving unmistakable indications that trouble might come. Monday Was Wild Day Never In the history of. Belfast wer. Ihere such (ilsprilers as prevailed yes terday. Mobs fought with wild furj in ilifl'ereiit sections ol tlic'town, vo men mingling with the men in ifat melees that developed wherever IL< opposing (actions met. Girl workers lought like wildcats !t one clash yesterday morning, attacking each other as they wore so Ing to work. Unionist women charget on a number of Nationalist girls ir Cork street while the Nationalist! made an attack on Unionists in lie Kails road district. Tho clt ywas placed under the cur- few ordinance last night and thcr< were rumors that martial law would be declared, but nothing definite war done by the authorities. Affairs Growing Worse BELFAST, Aug. ShankII. district of Uelfast late tonight was Mazing inferno. .Nearly a score o: ires had been started and vlrtuall; all the grocery stores and publii houses owned bv Catholics in the dlsV- trlct were, being destroyed. The police fired on the crowd dur ing the disturbances, inflicting severa, casualties, V AI five o'clock this afternoon s minor battle started In Hoyal avemif1. with the Belfast telegraph office, as ju center. A crowd Sinn Feiners cren down and Opened .n revolver fiisilade or the Unionists.in the avenue, wlip.'.rft. plied vigorously. The jacent to the fighting were crosvdef with spectators. The scene was uh Inue In tho city's history. Today's rioting was the worst in thi history of the city and was the firs' to'tako place in broad daylight. Tin victims again were numerous anc brought the dead up to 15. Tn excesf of 100 persons have been more or les: seriously since the disorder.' and there have been 130 fires last Wednesday. Carson Acts BELFAST, Aug. prociama tlon issued at Unionist headquarter! today says: "Sir Edward Carson, Unionist lead er, has called oh all loyal citizens U- assist Ihe authorities in quelling dis orders and restoring peace. Neg' rations have been proceeding with lh< government and an important stak1, ment is expected to ba delivered tc the'Ulster Unionist council on Frlds- CLARESHOLM, Aug. siderable excitement was caused In 'Claresholm on Saturday when the police phoned down saying that two harvest hands had held up a pool rooM in Stave- iy and had got for their trou- ble.. The two holdups were ar- rested In the Hong Chona cafe in thU-iovvn on_ Sunday evening when they were having a lunch. ThcV will appear before Magis- trate Holmes on of theft this afternoon. I Dominion Steel Co. Asks That Much More For Rails Sup- plied During War G.N.COALH Fernic Chief Gives Up After 38 S. Police Will Walcfi Unloading FIGURES IN FUEL CRISIS Above: Hon. C. A. McCnrdy, Brit- ish fuel controller, who stigmatizes the miners' proposal for a general strike ns "rank Below is RoherrSrnlllfe. leader of (ho miners' is held responsible) for tlio threat to strike- (Special to Tho Herald) FERN1B, Aug. prodding through forty cars of coal al Baynee in search of more contraband whisky, without success, Chlef'Sniller pith his men relumed to Kernlo last night, re- porting that lie had released the train and had informed the American au- thorities the- suspicion as Io there lieing more whiskey hidden under tho 'coal in some of the cars. The officials OD the south of the line will superin- tend the unloading of. the train so that the chances of the shippers of the whisky gelling any of- it are ve.-y slight indeed Gilbert Slantey, who was being held pending the results at Uayncs. brought before Magistrate Walson this morning and fined and cosis upon a chargo nf carrying con- cealed weapons. There was Insuffi- cient evidence to connect lihn with tho unlawful shipping of Ihe whisky and he was allowed Io depart with- out further proseculiou. Tho thirty-eight cases of liquor which were found on Ihe train were hilled to the. provincial custodian of liquors at Vancouver loday. Harry Douglas, slalion agent her. of the Great Northern Hallway, has returned to. (own wilh his family, after a two months' vacation al the coast, and will resume his duties at his olr) post on the first ot September. OTTAWA. Aug. (Canadian suit involving several mil lion .dollars, (lie point-at issuo being Iho value of steel rails which tho Dominion government under the auth- ority of the War Measures Act com- Helled the Dominion .Iron and Steel Co., to roll during the war period for the use of-Canadian railways, will he heard hy the exchequer court at a sit- ting which opens on -September 7. The amount Involved Is ess cash already' advanced to the am- ount of This makes the actual amount In dispute upwards of Ihrce and one quarter millions with Interest. The amount of rails rolled under .he government's order was something 'n excess of one hundred thousand on? for which the company seeks pay- ment at the rate ot ton. As Ihe government considered the.prlco high, provision was made by or- der-in-council for a reference of Ihe dispute lo the exchequer court. The rails were delivered under the govern- ment order to the Grand Trunk. Can-j idian Pacific and other roads. Those j railways have been made parties to the proceedings before the exchequer courl, (he being' to have (he court declare Iliat Ihe railways must pay tor the rails received the amount y3 courl finds to be fair and reason- able. LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER HAVE NO MORNING PAPERS; ON STRIKE N. Y. FUN'OS NEW YORK. Aug. 31.- Sterling exchange slearty.' Demand J3.S4 3-4; cable's 10 6-8 J3.65 1-2; Canadian dollars Britton Admits He Was Talking Through His Hat U. S. Congressman Who Sai< Sir A. Geddes Was Spend- ing Money in U. S. Election LIVERPOOL. Aug. 30.-No morning papers npjieared- In Liverpool today, for Iho first lime In 122 years, and no evening papers for (he lirst lime In iis a consequence of n strike of newspaper printers bcre and in Manchester for more pay. For..Ihe Mmo in more thap of a renlury. Ihe 'Manchester- Guard- ian failed Io appear. A GERMAN THICK WASHINGTON. Aug. 3J -Germany Is dumping Us surplus -of Inferior goods in Great Britain ami the Unilcd Stales, and Is marking Its exports Io Great Hrilaln "Made in America" anil Us exporls Io Ihe Unllp.rl Slutes "Jlade in official advices received here loday state. Such tactics are discrediting United States manufactures in-.Oreat Britain, and 'British manufactures in the Unit- ed States, the ndvices declare.' WASHINGTON, Aug. fore the senate committee In. vestlgatlng campaign funds this afternoon, Fred A. Britton, Illin- ois congressman) failed to pro- duce any evidence to recent charge that appro- priated by the British govern- ment -for "entertainment pu.r- poses" at the British embassy at Washington hat) found Its way Into the Democratic national com- mittee's funds. He admitted that he had no facts to support his charge, and that It Was only his "personal views." TWO GIRLS DROWNED IN GEORGIAN BAY Ont., Aug. Tw[ girls, aged about 12 limb Hunt, Icy, ol Uuffnlo and Violet Freeman this town, were drowned while Onih irrg In Ihe Georgian Hay hciu ye.sier day. CALGARY TO BE REPRESENTED (ULGAnY, Aug. 31.-Calgary veil; Ic represented at (ha R. N. W. M. I' apFocip.Uon convention to bo held ot September 2 al Vancouver by Col James Walker, one'of the oldest mounted police veterans-In this city Col. Walter left Calgary for couver on Tuesday, ;