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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION TWEVE PAGES xiv. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1921 NUMBER 44 EXPRESS RATES INCREASED BY 35 CENT QUIT; TALK "Journal" Thinks He May Just Ignore Finding of the Arbi- I tration Board Over Half Increase Asked For Granted OTTAWA, Feb. judg- ment of the Board of Railway Commissioners in the ex- press rates case was issued this afternoon. The companies applied for a flat increase of 40 per cent, on all rates. The judgment grants an increase of 35 per cent, on first-class rates and charges, 25 per cent, on second-class, jand 20 per cent, on commodities, including principally cream and fruit_ HOW COULD FINDING BE PUT IN FORCE7 OTTAWA. Fob. The Journal on its front pago thlr, morning, says "Tho action of President Manna, in view of the decision of the major- ity of the board of conciliation in bringing In a. finding which practical- ly nullifies his recent order regard- ing "no politics" for railway employ- ees, is awaited with considerable interest. President Ilanna's stand on the matter from the beginning has been that of practically ignoring the board and it la believecLhe will continue this attitude by ignoring its finding which there does not appear to be any way making offfctive. Labor itself has King Tino Peeved Doesn't Care Straw For Ambassadors Says He Won't Negotaite Direct- ly With Turkey Nor Recall Vtwuelos ATHENS, Feb. Direct negotia- tions for tho settlement of Near East- ern problems between the Greek and Turkish Nationalists are impossible, said King Constantiue .today. He in- dicated he was not opposed to con- been opposed to compulsory arbitra-, vermUons between Greek represen- tioii on prmeiple and could hardly In-i and ,delegates chosen by the r.ist any force, other than that of sulbm'i. government if such proce- opinion being brought to wlg dictated by .tho interests the prcsidont to abaudoii the posi- Oj Greece Constan.tiiio declared be would make no overtures to former Premier Venizelos who Is at present m France, stating M. Venizelos must take the the tinn ho has taken. "H is suggested tha may this an opportunity to re-j tiro from the position of president of tiio government syatem, of which his iulmintoiration lias been adversely criticizuil, H criticism, which is cer- tain to be intensified when the result initlativi Neither did the kins to com- ment on. the results of the meeting of recent opdraton of the system with I S' ,the, 8ui5reme. allle'J in Paris, becairse his words might Ha enormous deficit, is made known." A. president: judice the case of Greece before the JJominidn Labor P. M. Draper, nil approve the finding in Interviews printed by the Journal. No Action for Awhile his ocgupancy BO truth in assertions that demobillza- I tion was a leading plank in the plat- I----- _..._ party to of thwtJPfeek throne. The king declared Oiiicial action by either the manage-j luetit of thy Canadian National. Rail-! or the employees; on the find- i ycHtJgat'ng the famous "no polities" j oiili'r of President D. B. Hanna, is not i sxiTocted by the department of labor for some days. It was said this mornir.5 that the findings would be officially received by President Han- lia inday and by the employees later in the woek as tlie copies of the find- ings were forwarded to the latter's headquarters in Winnipeg. The find- ing of the board has created an in- teresting situation in financial circles and it is expected that, the "order" will continue a atorm centre for a considerable period yet. The king assumed a defiant attitude in speaking of the allied ministers. he said. have shown utter lack of courtesy and propriety even at funeral ceremonies we have attended. They are wearing blinkers like horses and do not want to see either me or passing events in this country." CHINESE EGGS ARE NOW FLOODING CANADA TO MENACE POULTRYMEN F. told RB. Farmers Shy On Politics Move Convention in Fredericton of U F. N. B. is Poorly Attended FREDERICTON, N. B., Feb. 2. "With only siity out of an expected 400 delegates present, a three-day conven- tion of the United Farmers of Now BrunswicK opened here yesterday. OVlost of the morning was taken up With a general discussion on the sub- ject of organization It was evident that tha so-called foundation fund of the orgfutsatkn to which the mem berg hare toen asked to contribute dollars each IB not popular, and it was roundly condemned by several speakers. -The opinion was also ex- pressed that political matters were Hcondary to material benefits In. the intnds of many members of the organ Itttlon, while H, H. Magee of King's county, who IB president o! the New Brunswick 'Farmers and Dairymen's UWKlation, expressed the opinion that the United Farmers of New. Bruns- wick would be hotter off to stay away from politics Tor the present, at least. Foster CaJder of Charlotte county, in faror of effecting an arrange- ment between the fishermen ot that county and the farmers. The namo 'tanners" party among a certain class fishermen spelt ruin, he said. To them the farmers wero the worst po- litical body they could come in con- tact' wttl. Further education on the' tanners' movement would produce co- operation, he thought. CANADIAN DIES IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, Feb. A. ItAViUw, 68, prominent Seattle busi- ness man, trustee of the First Metho- dist church, aad hlfh in the Masonic order, died suddenly at his home here OTTAWA, Fab. Hon. Dr. Tolmie, miniater 'of. agriculture the members ot the Ottawa Poultry association last night that the influx of Chinese eggs into this country was proving to he a menace to the Cana- dian poultrymen. Coming from the western coast, ho was fully alive to the situation. "No Canadian can com- pete with the Chinese and I Intend looking into this question. The Chinese egg was a cheaply-produced low grade added the min- ister. WILL USE 'PLANE TO CRUISE TIMBER TORONTO, Feb. H. Gray ot the Spanish River Pulp and Paper Mills, who evidence yes- terday before Mr. Justice Riddell in the timber inquiry here, incidentally mentioned that the company was hav- ing a hydroplane built which would carry a canoe, bedding, five mfen and outfit for a month's provisions. The plane would be used for cruising, "Mr. Gray said, as well as for locating (Ires. SENA TOR M'SWEENEY DIES AT 78 MONCTON, N. Feb. Peter McSweeney, member of the Canadian senate, and well known not only among but among Canadian and professional men as well, died at his home here this morning.. Senator McSweeney had been In his usual state of health up to two or three days ago, when he was stricken with Illness. Sena- tot- McSweeney was born In Moncton, April 11, 1842. Besides his widow he is survived by one son, two daughters and a step- daughter. U.S Coal in French Ports at Ton This is Decline From in Oc Say it is Embargo ill Divorce and ion Provincial Political Platform SASKATCHEWAN GOVERNMENT HAS NO OTTAWA AFFILIATION PARIS, Feb.- French gor- wnment has fixed a new maximum price of nine dollars a ton for all Un- ited States coal, free on board, at .French Atlantic ports. This is 'the lowest level United States coal has reached hero since it began declining last October when the 'fissure was a ton. Representatives o! the coal dealers of Prance, who are meeting in Paris in a national convention declared to- day that the government's action was in effect an embargo on United States coal, because no United States com- pany could afford to sell at the new price which, after the payment of freight would net not more than four dollars a ton. "Drys" Win Fight Agaimt Mayor Simpson, Dartmouth, Results of in N.S. HALIFAX, Feb.' for the civic rulers of towns in Nova Scotia were held yesterday. In many respects the most notable contest was that in Dartmouth, where Coll I. W. Vidito defeated Mayor H. C. Simp- son by 2G5 votes. The "dry" forces worked hard for the colonel, while the "wets" went solidly for the mayor, whose recent excessive issue ot liquor prescriptions, tho mayor being a physician, caused his conviction in the police court for violation of the Temperance Act. The final vote showed 769 for Col. Vidito and 504 for Mayor Simpson. The closest contest reported in the province was at Inverness, where Mayor Henderson was re-elected over his opponent, D. A. Mclsaac, by a ma- joHty of seven. In New Waterford, the entire labor ticket, headed by Mayor Ling, was elected and in Dominion, virtually the lame held good, the only candidate elected not endorsed by the labor party being himself and independent j labor candidate. MOOSE JAW, Feb. of the Saskatche- wan provincial government as a body from any affiliation with a federal political party, was favored by tho Saskatchewan: Grain Growers' asso- ciation at the annual convention in session here today. Hon. C. A. Dun ning, provincial treasurer, stated that the Saskatchewan government is not in affiliation with and does not sup- port any particular party at Ottawa. He told the delegates that they have no right to dictate what any parti- cular member o< the government must do with regard to politics. The convention promised the sup- port of the association to to enforce the Sftiiatchewan Liquor Act and commended the federal govern- ment for its aetion in giving expres- sion to the majority opinion on the liquor question. The action of tlie central'board in deferring drawing up of a provincial government platform was supported after considerable discussion and the (Continued on Pegs FITO.) Expect Fordney Bill To Give Its Last Kick Today Opponents of Bill Can Defeat Closure Move By Margin of Ten Votes WASHINGTON, Feb. The Republican attempt to fores clos- ure for consideration of the emer- gency tariff bill was defeated to- day in the senate. The vote'Was 35 for adoption of closure to 35 against, far less than the two-thirds majority. WASHINGTON, Ford- ney emergency bill 'was expected to breathe its last gasp in the senate today. That the necessary two-thirds could be mustered in the vote on adoption of closure .providing for limitation of debate in order that the measure might be brought to a final vote was conceded to bo practically hopeless by the most ardent support- ers of the closure resolution. Oppo- its were conceded to control a margin of from eight to ten' votes. Failure to adopt closure will mean the sidetracking of the bill in favor of pressing appropriation measures. On the eve of the closure vote the tariff bill yesterday was subjected to a deluge of belated amendments. Sen- ator McCumber, Republican, North Dakota, proved to be the only consist- ent of the hill during the debate which was marked hy an attack by opponents on the ground that by in- creasing the cost of living it would MILLIONS OF UNDEVELOPED WEALTH INS. ALBERTA RIVERS I Irish Nationalist Leader De- clares Against Reconciliation With Them and Their Methods FURTHER OUTRAGES IN MANY DISTRICTS Southern rivers and lakes are yet going to be a wonderful source of wealth. So far the surface of their possibilities has barely been scratched. Not only will they furnish water for the irrigation of an addi- tional half-million acres or more within the next couple of decades, but they present Immense hydroelectric power possibilities. In the above illustration is shown just one of the undeveloped power possibilities in the foothill region west of Lethbridae. art Lund- breck Falls on the Old Man river one mile west of Lundbrtcfc. Tlw'rt are many other similar falls on the mountain rivers of Southern Alberta which one day will be harnessed to carry the white power to the fac- tories in this section. DRY FOR THREE YEARS Moderationists Can't Change It NO REFERENDUM UNTIL 1924 WINNIPEG, Feb. Mani- toba Free Press this morning carries the following from its Ot- tawa correspondent: Canada Has Japanese Problem Says Tolmie ot Montreal, Cuwda, but had latire i lived OTTAWA, Feb. Canada, ill British Columbia had a similar Orien- tal problem, the name as the United States in California; was fully alive to the iltuatiou and was watching it with a Tiew to inch steps as would assure the control ot immigration to that only such settlers should be admitted to. Canada as could be aoimtiated In Canadian lite, the statement feade night by Dr. 8. F. Tolmie, mlnliUr ot agricul- ture, In an address to the members of the Ottawa Poultry asiociaticn. Dr. Tolmie stated that the importa- tion of Chinese eggs, which were a low class product, produced under un- unitary was becoming a distinct menace; that truck gardening lact night. Mr. was a native i was virtually controlled by the Orien- tal in British Columbia, who also was il Seattle for the ten gainiug supremacy iu other In. dustries there, and that it waa im- possible for the Canadians to compete with them. He further stated that, as Canadian citizens, Orientals were not desirable, as every cent of profit that they made was sent out oC the country to build up a home in Asia and not spent here. He was In favor of an Immigration policy that would insure only those who could be assimilated into Canadian life, and his question: "That is what you wanted ie It was greeted with prolonged applause. Dr. Robert Burns, president of thS Canadian National Poultry associa- tion, stated that tho department, of agriculture had met the request of the associaion for financial assistance to the project ot sending a delegation to the world's poultry congress at The Hague fciQ, impose a discriminatory tai on consumer. the Canada May Get That is Most Possible That Can Be Expected From German Reparations OTTAWA, Feb. (Canadian most that Canada can Fuse-Cap Explodes In School and Boy Loses 3 Fingers Little Jack Bryant of Commerce Has Nasty Accident, and Pupils Given Scare (From Our Own Co rre a pond cut) DIAMOND CITY, Feb. at about 10 a.m., while in school, Jack, the 10-year-old son of Arthur Bryant, Commerce, was scratching a fuse cap with his pencil when it discharged, blowing off three of the boy's fingers, causing a terrible explosion which caused.great consternation among the little pupils. Miss the teacher, stopped the flow of blood with a handkerchief until first aid was given by Messrs. Brown and Keely and Mi's. Muirhead. The doctor was phoned for at Coal hurst, and started out immediately but on ,hia way he met with ati accident, colliding with a truck. On account of the ice in the ruts neither could got hind wheels out, causing the col- lision. Mr. Kelly took flie little [el- low to the Coalhurst hospital where he received medical attention, i Mr. Reid, mine manager, after sec- I ing tho "can" noticed it was not the kind used in the Chinook mine so he investigated. He found that several boys had got soino somewhere around __ _ ___ __ the old mine in Diamond and had them hope to got from reparations from j in their possession at the time. They "Three dry years at least are before the people of the prairie provinces and Nova Scotia.- In these provinces the amended Canada Temperance Act, forbid- ding importation of intoxicants for beverages became operative yesterday. "In Manitoba, according to re- ports, a moderation league has tieon formed for the purpose ot protesting against the liquor laws now in force in the province, and presumably to agitate in favor of a referendum on the Question of appeal for the prohibition of im- portation by private individuals for beverage purposes. Unfor- tunately for the league, such a referendum cannot be granted under the Canada Temperance Act as it now stand a, according to legal opinion, for a period oC three years. "Nor, it is stated, could a prov- incial legislature undertake to vary the measure of prohibition imposed under the act In conse- quence of a referendum. This would seem to indicate that the petitions reported as being cir- culated in Alberta in favor of provincial government sale of li- quors without prescriptions would be futile." DUBLIN. Feb. Dillon, chairman of the Nationalist party, in response to an invitation from united Irish leasuo supporters In Scotland to attempt a reconciliation between that body and the Sinn Fefners, says such reconciliation would be' impos- sible except by adopting the program and methods of the Sinn Fein to which lie and a larxe body of Nation- alists would not consent. Mr. Dillon declares he believes many who voted for the Sinn Fein at the last election have changed their minds and regret it, but that ihc change is not sufficiently Munitions in Graveyard SUGO, Ireland, Feb. searching a graveyard here yesterday found 10 revolvers, lo rounds of am- munition, a thousand yards of fuse used in detonating explosives and n dozen .sticks of dynamite. Detectives Bombed DU-BLIN, Feb. private motor car containing four detectives was vigorously bombed and fired upon with revolvers in Merrion yester- day. No casualties resulted. Execution' Postponed AgilnV DUBLIN, Feb. execution of Jos. Murphy, found guilty by a court- martial of having led an attack in Cork on OctoJxir eighth tho military, yesterday was postponed for the fourth time. The data set for tho execution is February 9. Inspector Shot CORK, Feb. Inspector O'Sullivan was shot today while walk- Ing with his little son in Llatowell. Policemen Ambushed SKIBBEREEN, Ireland, Feb. Four policemen were ambushed last night at Dromoleaguo, county Cork by a party of 20 men. One of the policemen waa .killed and one serious- ly wounded. The others escaped. Germany Is thought to be around hundred million dollars. Tho figure, however, is a mere gtiess. Canada may get more or very considerably less. It depends on Germany's will- ingnesn and ability to pay. 'And be- fore ordinary reparations claims are met, there are the prior charges for tho cost of the army of occupation ,nd Belgium's priority claim of The total British "Empire claim for Is around of which about 7 per cent. Is for Can- ada, 'Exact ngores on Canadian claim will, however, not-be available were taken from them to avert furth- er tragic accidents. Credit is due Miss Davies who had the presence of mind to properly manage the little hoy and the frantic children. KINGSTON AGAINST -s. DOUBLE PLATOON KINGSTON, Ont, Feb. city council has Rone on record in op- position to tho double platoon system for firemen and has expressed the view that if tho Ontario legislature make such legislation effective it Hhnuid be. applicable only to cities of or Sask. Farmers Endorse Crerar MOOSE JAW, Feb. Saskatchewan Grain Growers' as- sociation enthusiastically endors- ed the leadership of Hon. T. A. Crerar in federal politics follow- ing his address before the session of the annual convention held last night. The resolution endorsed promised the support of the asso- ciation to the'new national policy of the farmer associations In fed- eral politics and approved the choice of Mr. Crerar ao leader. GENERAL ELECTION IS DENIED LONDON, Fob. Associated denials are still forthcoming from coalition circles concerning the rumors as to the Imminence of a general election. Sir Borden Home, president of the board of trade, speaking in Glasgow last evening, declared that nothing was further from the thoughts of those conducting the national business than the idea of man- euvering for political petition at a time when the country was con- fronted with difficulties as great as those any country had to face. This, he said, was no time to un-, settle the mind of the business man. ADMINISTRATION OF j JUSTICE IN QUEBEC UNDER. HOT ATTACK MONTREAL CUSTOMS J RECEIPTS FALL QFF QUEBEC, Fob. A vigorous attack on the administra- tion- of justice in this province by Arthur Sauve, leader of the opposi- tion and an equally spirited defense of the attorney-general's department by Premier Taschereau was the feat- ure of the legislature yesterday after- neon. Mr. Sauve said bitter complaints had boon made public as to the way murders and robbers escaped from justicG and cited the case of the al- leged stealing of worth of. cocaine stolon "under tbe eyes of tlie ortlcers of tlie attorney-geneial's department in Montreal." He believ.- ed a sweeping inquiry should be held, Tho premier replied that the "law is better administered in the province of Quebec than in any other province of the Dominion." WANTED FOR THEFT OF MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. with the alleged disappearance ot In securities from the Duluth Street Railway aompany's deposit located tiere, a warrant has MONTREAL, Fob. decrease of nearly Jn customs rnv-j hones nnuo for the month of January, lai'.-nee.n. issued tar the arrest of Merger as compared with the same month lust! T. Jaeger, of Minneapolis. Jaeger year, is shown in figures submitted been confidential secretary and aaftltl by W. S. collector of cus- toms for the port of Montreal. month's total wus ant to Robertson, president the Duluth Sir'jet Hallway couipuny lor 15 ;