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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME TKN I'AGliS LETllBHIDGE, ALDEP.TA, MONDAY, DECEM11EH 15, 1919 TKN I'ACllCS NUMBER 07T.4W4 CABINET WILL GET Sir Henry Dinylon Issues State- ment Calling For Submis- sion of Written Opinions ENQUIRY HOARD WILL IJE APPOINTED LATER Plans For Compulsory Military Service and Permanent Naval Scheme are Hinted by Officials MONTREAL, Dec. Intimation of some form of permanent compulsory service for Canada both In the permanent force and the Ganad- Iin active militia was given Saturday evening at the banquet tenderer! Major-Gen. W. Wilson, C.M.G., on the occasion of his retiring from the poil of general officer commanding military district No. 4, which he held during the whole war period until demobilization with conspicuous suc- cesi. This announcement, waa made by Major-Gen. Mc-.vhurr, minister of militia. It was Immediately followed by a definite statement by Hon. C. C. minister of marine and naval defense that he was conotderlnq a definite achtmc of marine and naval defense for Canada, along the lines of the advice given by Viscount Jelllcce on recent vlait to Canada when the famout admiral had conferences with Hon. Mr. Ballantyne. PREMIER BORDEN WILL RETIRE AT NEW YEAR; MEIGHEN WILL SUCCEED OllaiviL Paper Publishes Founded Rumor Which Sir Robert Will Neither Confirm or Deny Rotarians and Soldiers at Frank, Boost Christmas Cheer Fund to Nearly ILL-HEALTH IS GIVEN AS REASON FOR STEP OTTAWA, Doc. Henry Dray- ton's statement In rc-gird (o the tariff Issued lost ulglil, follows: "Since llic signing of iho armistice Q llUlo over :L your npo, the Govern- incut and parliament IISVD been rlerot- Eitlcnliou lo [ and rci'ou lion problems. Among tho many lions liavc received consideration la Hid', relit Ins to a genera! revision of tariff. DealtiiE with this subject, my Sir Thomas White, In Ills lait burtgot speeches Is reported in linnssnl, June 5, ns folloiva: "'It would nol bo practicable at tliis to make u sound general re- vision ol llic tariff. Internet loiial trnV Is rnnst impel tied, slill ham- pered by war restrictions and prohl- Im.onji ami by eichanrjc conditions, which arc and may long continue to be the subject o! violent fluctuations. 1'rlcea nro unstnblo nnd labor condi- tions Internationally speaking, inosl uncertain. Until. peace la rcfitored rind tlic world la upon a. more sLnble liasls wjth respect to capital and labor, prices, markets and cichange, Iho tariff can not Ijc revised Intelli- gently "'It la my hope thai within P. year conditions will Imvc become ao stabll- lied ns to rernilt of a general revision cf tariff which la long, Lut owing to the war, unavoidably overdue, Pre- ceding sucb. revision, there should be a thorough Inquiry conducted by Ihe minister" ol finance and Ivo or more of his colleagues reprcseiiUuu the dif- ferent geographical sections of Can- Hda. Such inquiry .should a [ford all Interests, agricultural, industrial, fish- Ing, lumbering, mining, commercial, ami Itnanclnl, producers and tonsum- ers alike, an opportunity of express- Ing their views nnd opinions nnd urg- ing their needs and require- ments. The result of .Midi inquiry shuulil be a body of information v.-hlcli will enable the government to effect a general revision of the tariff fair to all imrta of Iho community and effectually promoting the national Ti'el'aro ot Cnnniln. Tlila inquiry Ehouhl proceed wit Li its work soon as conditions arc bufficiemly blitzed permit. My own view that it might well bis commenced ebnut autumn of tlic Sir Henry's Opinion 1 "LfnfcrtJnalcly, International and j economic conditions HIO not only fnr from normal, but In many respects arc worse than they were six monlhs ago, or at any time during tho entire win- ter period. International cxchaugc in particular is not only unstable, hut er- ratic. Tariff ciiangcs of necessity have lo be largely Lastd ou Intc-r.atlonal mid economic conditions nnd Ihc TC- I cult Is thai tLe diffcrtnl countries ot Iho world nre still refrain LUG (com imy general laritf icarratigeincnt, waiting until somu appreciation may bo possible of, the future conditions uiirtcr vrliEcli their tariffs will operalc. however, as any Hcneral revision inusl lie bnscd upon us complete n knowledge as roaslfalc ol the conditions nud relations one to another of our various national Indus- tries and uroiUictlva ngcncics, and os 1L ia also desirabfo lo obtain the views of ns many persons ns possible wlioitc prncticnl luumlcdgo and exper- ience would ho most vdlunhlc. It is conaldcrcil advisable lo hegln.lho col- lection ot information relative there- Apparently Will Have About It One week from neit Thursday Is Christinas, tearing only nine days Lo put the Herald's Good Fello'.va1 Christmas Fund over the top. The question, now la, "Where is the top to H, Rfler tho Investigation of the Nursing Mission, (ho Salvation Army other agencies which have bcett investigating the neefl of Christmas relief this winter, we were lo say that "the sky la the it would be about right. There la real need (or Cheer Oils greater than the average person realizes, and (he Herald sincerely that the Good Fellows of Iho city will come to the rescue. They did nobly last, year when Ihey raised healing the Calgary con- tributions, but Ibis year Cfllgar- lans have a mart Is Lcfhbridss going lo do? Fleal "Good Fellows'5 IL Isn't going Lo be Ihe fault of of tlio Herald outside the city if the Clirlslmas Cheer Fund this year falls short of the amount needed. Two or three splendid donations Lavo already been re- ceived from outside sources, anil this morMp-.'thOnpat yet ranic Ih'raiikpMno nialla from the Good Fellows-of the SanlLor- lunrat Prank enclosing n money order for {45.5Q. Here ia the let- ter Rccompanying the dOBQtion: "Enclosed herewith please find money order .for for the benefit of the Sunshine Fund. "This'amount hag 'been collect- ed by the patients and staff of this Institution, ami wo hopo II may assist to bring a cheer 'tn n'nniD of the children who, wore If, not for the energy, of the Lelh- brldgo Ilcrahl, wuold not have jiuich iilcasurc this Christmas. Yours t nily, (Signed) Ueorgo Filiwllllams. That's the kind of letter that makes the heart glad. The Gsod Fellows In the SaaiLorlum have need of good cheer hut Ihey have caught iLe Christmas spirit of gtvinB ami, they aro along a good ezamplc (o Good Fellows everywhere. The llotarians erraln proved Ihcnisclvca today M he princes of GooJ Fellows. Ly the manner in which they contributed to the fund. Aa always they considered that tho welfare of the boys and girls at Chrlstma? was of para- mount Importance, nnd at today's luncheon of the club a donation to the Christmas Cheer Funrt of 5125 was made. This puts the fund over the ?300 mark, ami within- eaay striking distance of the ?WO. Over IhR mark Frl- ilay, 5200 Saturday, 5300 Monday. Keep J.hR good work up "WIlL only nlnn days to put the fund the Herald looks for a regular ru3h subscriptions so ihai when thu fund closes on the iitijlit of Deeemhe-.2-ttli, Ihe UoaiK- Fellowa of in r'hnow'lhal Imvn not lacked in their duty. Their Christmas T.-lll be the brighter if they can say as much. The fund now sUndj: Previously acknowledged. ?202.00 Frank Eanltorlnm patients and Lctbirldec llotary Club.. J. F- Fraser T. Ctulnn Mrs. N. D. Wells Tloaic Wilson llnrold Wilson Mrs. Chas. Haley Total to dale 45.50 125.00 fi.OD 5.00 1.00 2.50 2.50 5.00 iBank Accountant's Wife is Murdered at Medicine Hat MEDICINE HAT, Dec. Ihe remit of Hie deplorable shoot- Ins affair of yesterday afternoon, the death occurred ot the General Hospital, Ihls morning, of Mrs. llawke, wife of VI. U. Hawke, sc- lo. Get Written Opinions "III order lo obtain proper results from public hearings and In order lo ghi; r.11 IntareBlcJ Ihc best op- portunity oj presenting [heir casca, It has been decided that the Inquiry Bhall he slarlcil liy written state- ments which should cover eafli par- ticular lasuo iis each Interc.itert claim- am for relict aeon II. The statements nugliL lo show the particular comrlalnl In each instance, .1 full Blatorr.enl of Ihc uronnds on which that complaint la based and the remedy proposed and t statement cf the grounds leading to the conclusion lhat inch remedy pro- nosed Is effective. The Issue is really. Stals lo Ihc Gel 11 Seats Doc. complete, election returns received to- day show lhat llic Liberals nnd the Nationalist parties, who support the government, havo won 35 scala In tho houso of representatives nnd Inn Formers' parly, also a supporter of llic governmenl on some locations, 11 seats, while antf-govcrnmbnt (actions and tho laborltca bavc secured only 29 icnte., William Hughes, tho premier, seems (o have, been elected lo Ihe house, Hughes Certain of Majority ia irr f Hugnes uensiin 01 majority of course, not merely a tariff Issuo Doc. from the slnnjpolnt of priicction or f Svaney deicrlbn tbe but Is also a rcvonue Issue ,hcro B3 ullerlv son 9nd In llko manner the submissions 9i Iho.vs desiring reductions Jn (arm Should Ihc (in'.o'show methods by Khloli compensating rflTemiM can bo y. obtained Irom Uiatlon In other aour- cos, Tbo preparation ot these state- monta will necessarily rcriiiiro much careful consideration. Tlioes doilrmg lo make representations In regard to the problems Involve! are, therefore, naked to make iho preparation of the Bdnio without delay ami forward their ilnlomcnta udtlroasod lo Ihc minister IInance nt Ottawa. Upon receipt nml a considerable atJ3lenllon by tbo National fslfl. Tho parlfos at the.moment are al- mosl evenly balanced, bul Hiigheft Is cftrUtn ot a working majority. ol tho alfllomenls Uicy trill be IcmallcMly nnBlyzed and classified for Ihe purpose of making then] h of tho Kcneral public Inquiry lo held throughout llic cannlry ns indl- caicil by Sir Thomas' Wnilc." countant of Hie Bank of Com- msrce, and sister of C. W. Smith, and Nurse Smith. An Inquest is being held this afternoon. Evidence which is being taken before Coroner Fisher, Ibis after- noon, touching the death of Mrs. VV. D. Hiwke, the ouilt for the shooting on a man wearing.a returned BoldEer's button, who had been seen in ttio vicinity and re- marked by hoth Mrs. Hawks and her He had vli- ited the house a few days prev- bating he Intended to pur- chase II, and wae very impudent. The dying woman's statement, "inat horrible mail shot' me and her Identification of her assailant leaves little room for dnubl on this point. After giving the man Ihe contents of her purse, he apparently shot her and then raniacked every drawer- Ill the home In searcli of money. JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec, Juneau and vicinity were rocked at 4.10 p.m. Sunday by one if the heaviest tarthquake shocks exper- lencnd here Iri years. Buildings were badly ahsktn bul no mlterlal damaao hss been reported. It bclfcved the shack centre Is about the Katmsl volcano, near'Kodlak, rnd that Ihe volcano may be In eruption again. Will Hand Over Reins r; rar In connccllon mlnlslertal members of '.parliament or a general convention oi iho Unionist parly may ho called. Which course will no follower! naa not yn; been determlnetl, lallcr fouHc wniiifl ncceaiarlly call for R much morn compychpnslvo organiza- tion lhan n caucus merely of ;ncm- bisri of parliament rllh It.i work In obtnlnlnR tlie attitude and procedure of the Imperial gov- ernment toward the Bosnia govern- ment at Sarajevo prior lo Ihc mil- hrepk of Ihn war. Tho committee has concluded, however, to defer action In Ihls regard until replica have bnen rr-rclTed to a short'of questions f'J'it out lo leading dlplOiuAllals and army OTTAWA, Dec, IB frankly dmlttcd in gorernmcnt circles that a hangc in the prime nitnlslorahlp at he present nine is n matter beset r.'illi nnny complicilions. If, as io' antlci- iaLciJ, the roorganlzallou which will ollov." !hc selection oi a new Union st leader leads to Ihc retirement Iron: the cabinet ot aisvercl ministers, theli succopsors in olfico would have tc, Eeek rc-elccllon. Under the provisions of Ihe bye-cleclions act passe-J at Ihn ECF.slon of ii.irliamcnt held lest win- ter, it takes at lessl -10 to pre- pare I he nc iv llfls in constltuenelei! sncii contests would bo held. Shjnild there lie several new niln- iFters awaiting tbe verdict of their uencleE, lue new govcrnmeDt would in nil probability not be prc- pircd to meet parliament and Lue ses- sion of parliament would be delayed unill (he sprinc mcnlliE. -Vfemhers of the present cablnel re- ;d in Ihe new government would ..OL have to seek re election, even sbaL'ld lliey shift tnelr portrolios.. The decision lo leave the matter of i choice to a successor lo Sir Robert Itordcn lo a Unionist caucus makea speculation as to who tho next icr la likely to be more futile and It Is quite possible tliat there, will be uncertainly about the matter until the gathering ia held and the yote-taken, SliouM Sir Tliomas White be In the runniuB. however, it Is. believed that Ins chances would be good, aa" It la generally realized lhat his leadership oC Ihu Unionists during tho absence of Sir Koberl Dorden at tbe. peace conference gave general Lo Ihc rank-and Ille'of the member- ship. Other Names Mentioned In isalillcal circles al tho capital to- day nearly half Ihe membors of Inc cabinet nro mentioned In connection with Ihe leadership. In addition to I those already referred to. Sir Henry '.Drayton, Ihc new minister of (inaccc; Hon. N. W. llowcll, president nf Thi privy council; Hon. J. A. Cal-icr. min- is Ler or itrmiiKralion nntl colonization; Sir Ceorgc nnrt Sir James jOiighced, arc being an pot-, jiljillties. Sir Henry Dray ton has been regarded ty many of Ills fricti'i.: p.a n prosiiccliTe prime minister, but the retircnienL of Sir HobcrL Ilordcn, connnp before he haR had an oppor- lunily lo gain iiarllamunlary exper- ience, may nRainat his chances. On Hie other hand. It i.4 thought to he not Improbable that I when Iho caucus foregatbera, -Mr. I llowcll, because of liU parllamcnlary reconl nnd experience, may have :L considerable number friends, Mr. .L'aldcr is nnt generally credited wilh Ihclns anihillous to achieve the prinio iniiilslcruliip, nnd Ihe sanie can alily IJG raid with Irulh of Sir James hoiiEhccd. George t'oste'r'a ngc and somewimt Indifferent. lead many lo think lhal he will not be a candidate for the position, There is considerable lendcucy speculate ns lo the effect Ihc cominp rcslgnnllon of 1lic iirltno mininler will i Jiavt! oil the UnioniBl party :ind Iho I Many arc. inclined tu the view ttir.l Ihc rcllrcnicnl of Ihe mini who was gucceflsful In organizing llic Unionist gOfcrnmftnL will put uvcrythlnK in the polillcal nflUIng pol- Uhcral-Unlonhts, it Is palnlcd out, will have lo come to individual deci- sions ns to whether or not Ihey rirt prepared lo continue tu givu lliclr ai- hcrenpc (o Iho" reorganized govern- ment under new leadership. Tlie can-" ciia quite conceivably will b-aUlo'tbe question ot Ihe permanency or other- wise ol ttlc Unionist party. A promi- nent politician said loday it was. ut- terly Impossible to predict whal 13 lo Only 8 More Shopping Days Till Christmas Continued on 1'ago rivo. "THMED CALGARY, Btlle- virc mine slrlko has bein tettltd, GO Canidlin Piclfle FUllwsy offl- clalt stats. It laited fay. The O.B.U. wai held to be reiponi- Ible. FELL DIES WOODSTOCK, Onl., Doc. l.ninmlnan. cx-rcOTe.of died h Slr.ilfcnl early yesterday follpwlls In Juries which he rcceWcil when be (pC J.y.vnlLalrg al his liolel ;