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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 ES mmm mm en^lledUiiM to Siuvcad New Rates MATOTOBA OBJECTION HAS BEEN OVER-RULED OTTAWA, Dec. 12.-(Canadian PrcM)-tlie railway board in a jud^nent handed down this morning cicclihes to suspend the increased railvinay rates . which became effective on September 13. The request for suspension came from the Manitoba govem- , Defkiia Findings OTTKWA, December 21.-(Canadian PreSB)-^ the gronnd tliat notwlth-sUindlng the critfcism to 'which tVs iMard haa' been- subjected. Its flndlnga cannot, on tlie moat searcbinr analysis be fairly characterized as oth^r than Jast and reasonable, the board of railway commissioners in a judgment handed db�^n today refuses ihe application of the Kovernmenta of Manitoba and Sasltittchewan for an order suspending the railway rate increases granted iu an order Issued on Beptem-bM 9, th� higher rates'becoming ef-factlva. to^r: days later. Tha'tomfr giWBting an inereaa* In -'^-^ 1m been the subject of limi erltloiuBi^ was written;^ by diifif te6inSii�liaioner CarVWi and eon- furred in.W'ilie' other membera of the 5ard. !]^ 1�^��t 1�nded today griaiigjJt^ by CottmViBloner Br, Jj and concurred m ny 111 attd A^slataiit Chiet � Dr. a J. Mclieno, " ;�hick'%M.Mwi�-j rtarMBM' ' rvtor SaskaJtchewan and V' of btbeif' Interests, ______,4 ,OJt;� Judgmefti dt fbe goV^ .�rno^in-cplulcll which rdferr6d ,thiii ordif-* 'is'a'nUng- increased railway rates back, to the board for further consideration. Mr. Symington asked that if the rates were not suspended, the increases in rates oaUnes west of Fort William should be.reduced to,IB per cent. - fh presenting his caise to the board Mr. Symington, says the judgment, devoted his atteution praO' tically to four points: 1-A general priticiBm of thA meth' ods followed by the board in fixing fair and reasonable rates. . 2-That the board in reaching its decision as to increase in rates took into considei^tibn the requirements of the Canadian National Railways. S-The necessity of equalization of eastern and western rates. 4-The alleged injustice of the additional Hire per cent, imposed upon freight rates for the period between September 13, 1919 and December 31, 1920. "it is, I think," says Commissioner Rutherford, "unnecesiiarjr to deal fur-tner with the question of the legality ~ {Continued on Page four) Death Caaiid :>y BnUet From R�TOlvtr^ later #oand On , (8pMi^;t� the HersM) h�it thi|'^fwlig verdiet was brought In'Mrtteju^^ "We, the :ituT ampidie^^^ inquire Into tbttal at Blalrmore dn Dec; :l#r-ISSO, having viewed the.,^q)ii^8,^4 hfsard the eYideBce-of'vMiiiB^aeiL relative to her death, find �l�t JMie B. Mc- Donald camovfb.^JiiBrtdiiath, from the ffecta'Ot ailmUw'flMd.itirom a. revolver on the �Vm-thi0 aame night upon-the peAtbaJktiOne; j;ames Vitto." The Jury C0i)q4^^d i;he toUowing: J, S. Plzer, Aleil; jBaatbn, .M. G. Rhy-nas, John A. Jnaliei'.' w. 'L. Rlppon and Daniel ��wla.^. iCoi^^ner Morrison presided.' 13-year-oId, :&nrd�red: woman; if. at Blstrmore po-Inckney. ' Th� attomn^-ganerat rWltaelpal in the The A. Pi?A ,�iiiaeiBergl. CaaweU aw busy Itiili|is prellmiiury >|ieit WltnessedV Olivia, Clara' daughter James lice, and ce for the rspme eight . �eeh sub-%Itt preside Mars-Good evening, gents, and if any.eT Jw^ahttuM i>e lookl^ trouble in the future, me an* my little brother*wJU>^1* wattin' outside!  -Low. fn theiwayi|-to,.maka all .efferta pda-d)Me to obtain action on It b�> fore'tMOIuiMmaa roeess.  OfMn. AntsVMiiani'to Bill WASimmTOK, Deo. 20.-^Presenta-tlou ttftttS-TOtdnet 'emergency tariff bill in the house and decision of its supporters to call It np for consideration on Wednesday, was followed today by expfesslons of dpcln antitgon-Ism, both in the hous? and aanate. The (Opposition,^ hitherto manifest only to k Slight extent, was itttensifted by the filing of minority vieiws by Representative Raney, � Democrat, Illinois, scathingly denouncing the measure from baginning'to tondt and by decision of thtttfivnate IH^mocrat steering commit-t^. to resist hasty enactment of any such sction; CbaJrman-.Fordner of , the house ways, and means committee, in nport-tag thtf meaattre'iutged action not' because it waa aNif act, but because it .tt|t^1>est4ht4lnable under the cir-BtaUces. The lilin�'> at'^tfaei coiii- Thorough Sear The police here .were particularly severe in requesting^ vei'ificatlons of tho passports of passdngers landing from the Aquitania. � � mm ^ Says King fiD Never BeFremier Cruiser and Two Form .Nucleus of New adian Navy WELCOMING MESSAGES FROM NAVY LEAGtB WANTLUXURYTAX Founder and Auditor Held Until tile'1if^tte|: is Cleared Up LONDON, JJec. 21.-^Two arrests have been made in connection with the suspension of Farrow's Bank, ; which was announced yesterday, says ' tho Dally Mall. F. B. Harb, an auditor, representing the shareholders of the Institution, was taken into custody after detectives had interviewed Mr. Jones and Mr. Keogh, joint managers of the bank, Thomas Farrows, founder of tl)e bank, was also placed under arrest, but w&s too ill to bo taken from his home at St.. Leonard's, Sussex, and two constables were placed in the house to guard him. GRAIN FUTURES GAMBLING CONTRACT AND PUNISHABLE ST. PAUL, Dee. 21.--peallna En grain futures would be declared "a asmbling' contract" puiilshAble by a fine for the first offence and by a Jail sentence for offfnces under the terms of a bill to. be Introduced at the -coming session of the Minnesota legislature, It was. announced here last night by a committee of legislators drawing up bills. Retail Merchants Not Satisfied r With Ruling Regarding Con-fectionery. Etc. OTTAWA, Dec. 21.-While the removal of the luxury tax from the greater majority of articles has been the cause of  much rejoicing among retail merchants there is dissatisfaction with the rtiling regarding confectionery, patent medicines and toilet preparations, as it is felt the tax should have been removed from these articles too. Through the medium of the Dominion board of Retail Merchants' association of Canada, the brought to the attention of the minister of finance. This was the announcement made last Bight by E. M. Troyern, secretary of the Dominion board. CHURCH MS thr*c^terencd~te~Ottaira dwrlijg the pasTW years a with Premier'Meigh^n and federal fractjdn of the preppnt arbiti�iy sub-mhiisters, Mdssrs. Norrig and John-1 sidy in Ueu of lands'." ^ Hon. Mr. Ballai^e Midies a Prediction at4iiiloitist acting in If^x . ; HALIFAX, N., Robert Borden, ^ Hwph vive voted Ip favor of accepting a reduction In wages of 76 cents per day, for the months of January, Febri5iry and March. Mr. Ballantyne prtesented Premier Melghen's personal congratulations to the Liberal-Conservatives, together with the premier's promises to visit it personally ih January. He brought "a word ot cheer to unionists" regarding the next election, declaringi that the party was sound in mind and limb. He criticized the tariff policy of the Liberal^-the remnant of a once great ijarty, he termed them. He prophesied that Hon.�MacKenzie King would never be premier ot Canada and expressed the belief that were the government defeated it would be by tho free-trader ideals. HEAVY LOSSES. ON WALL STREET NEW YORK, Dec. 21.-On � turnover of approximately 1,S00,-000 shares the stock market to-d.iy registered many new record losses ranging from 10 to 22 points. The market was subject to heavy liquidations. AIRPLANE TOOK FIRE ASK THE ONTARIO COURTS TO DECIDE ALBANY, N. Y., Deo. 21.-One of the two. army airplanes which were to' have searched the Adriondack region for tho missing balloon took fire soon after hopping ofl: here for Glens; ' "One hundred and thirtyoight years ago Nelson was in Cauadli^n provincial executive commlttee/lCavy League of Canada. Ontario welcomes arrival Aurora and sister ships to Canada, feeling that the Nelson spirit jiboard the incoming ships wjjl inspire officers and men of same and Canada's merchant marine tlirougb all the years to come. The executive committee of the Navy League of Canada, Ontario division, congra|,u-late the govemmpnt, premier and minister of naval service upon- the glorious act and farrroaching signifl-cance of their arrival and are ^^ssur-ed that the government has given the best practical proof of its determination that this country, as a nation, has decided to become a worthy partner in imperial defense." From Richard Bingham, honorary secretary, Manitoba division, Winnipeg: "The Manitoba division of the Navy League of Canada sends you heartiest congratulations upon the arrivahr of the Canadian ships manned by Canadian sailors. The arrival Is proof of the government's determination that Canada should become. > worthy partner in imperial defense. News of the safe arrival of thefe slitps will be received with great preciation by the Navy Leagt^e ot Canada throughout the Don^Ott. ! Please convey our greetings tio :SU< ranks." ' ; Fore-runner of Great Things' From William M. Woods, secrstarr, British Columbia division, Vicln]^*: "The arrival of Canada's  nayy ta Canadian waters is a forerunnpf^df great things in the future hlstoir of Canada. 'These ships, offlcered and manned by Canadians, is practical proof of the government's determination to this end. The British Columbia division of the Navy League welcomes these ships and extend heartiest congratulations to you upon their arrival, which must have far-reaching and significant importance." The maritime provinces also" sent appropriate messages. From James Craig, president of the Canadian National Council of the British and Foreign Salio'rs' society: "Please convey to the officers and men of His Majesty's Canadian navjr ' (Coailuued on Pfse Four.�V ''\ WIDOW OF EARL ROBERTS IS DEAD ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? * ?