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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta HNAL mm TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 45 VOLUME XIV. AUifiT. THURSDAY. FEBRU ARY WHEAT POOL FOR 1921 CROP IMPOSSIBLE One or Two Motor Lorries Are Blown Up By Mine Set in Road IRISH MURDERS GROW IN NUMBER DUBLIN, Feb. number of aux- iliary police were ambushed yesterday at Ballinalee. Two of them were kill- ed and nine wounded. Was Murdered DUBLTIN, Feb. court martial inquiry into the shooting of Divisional Commissioner Holmes last Friday re- turned a verdict that he was murdered by unknown persons. The .Ballinalee Ambuah DUBLIIN-, Feb. men are dead, as a result of an ambush a squad of auxiliary police at Ballinalee, near here yesterday, two of the wounded Jlaving tfied lato last night. Details of the attack have not been received here, but it is known thati one. or two motor lorries were blotyi j np by a mine set in a road it belpgi eaid that this was the first time such! method of attack had been used crown forces in Ireland. Pres. WoodofU.FA. Tells Sask. Farmers It Can't be Put Over But It Will Come Eventually for Co-operative Marketing Mint Replace-Present Competitive Government Will Help If Necettary, Says Hon. Geo. Langley. THE FARTHEST NORTH OIL WELL MOOSE JAW, Feb. Saskatchewan provincial government will give any necessary provincial support to the proposed wheat pool if It Is found necessary, Hon. George Langley told the annual convention of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Asso- ciation here today. H. W. Wood, president of the United of Alberta and chairman of the special wheat pool committee, said even if co-apera- ttpn it secured that it will be impossible to establish the pool In time to sell the 1921 'Wheat crop. The delegates spent the entire morning !n diacuaslng the pool. Mr. Langley declared that despite rumors to the contrary, com- plete accord exists between the different provincial farmer organize tlons. He teld the delegates tnat an united attempt Is being made to hammer the price of wheat down and steal the farmers' crops in storage. (Continued on Page Five.) GEO. SELOCK SUICIDES; EIGHTEEN- YEAR-OLD BOY ENDS HIS LIFE IN CAFE IDLE MEN Main of fort Norman, North Weft Territory, centre of the great oil discovery by the Imperial Oil Co., and where Dowftlon government officials are to establish claims offices and to which districts geologists and others will visit by airplane. bombs being thrown at them. The officers aboard returned the flre, two civilians being wounded. A constable la plain clothes who was cycling along Had Lost Arm ia Mine, Got Compensation and Squandered it George A. Selock. 18 years, an Aus- trian, finished his career as poker Trinity, street was shot dead during morning by wo eTcHIng. shooting himself in tho European cafe, ffhe lad, efforts of Feb. friends, numlng. wild In Leth- unbush .three military lorries Brldfe> iwarently aewontent Made in Bishop street last night. Pour, through teoX of he nulled the bombs were thrown, but none of tho! trigger of a shot gun this troops-in--the lorries, were morning with fatal results. They'openeil fire, smashing individual windows, tint assailants escaped. The neighborhood where the attack, occurred was searched and two per- sons were arrested. Sin Sinn Felners Killed Fur two months he had been living in Room 1 of the European Cafe. He had not worked for a long time. One year ago last July the lad Jost his right arm at No. 6 Gait mine and received from the Work- SKIBUEREE.V, County Ire- men's Compensation Board and since land, Feb. members of a party, said to number several hundred Sinn Foiners, were killed and several others wounded in an attack last night upon .1 detachment of fifteen police between Burgada and Rosscarherry, according to reports from police reaching here this meriting. The at- tacking party was beaten off after a tierce fight, abandoning a quantity of ammunition. The police, the reports declare, suf- fered no casualties. The attack was on an elaborate scale, the accounts stated. The Sinn Fein had as their base the home of Ma- gistrate King, which they had com- mandeered the previous night and at- tacked from the surrounding grounds. The police returned .their are and the battle raged until the arrival of mili- tary and police reinforcements when the attacking party was routed. Tho magistrate's aged. house was badly dam- SIR GEORGE HOPES DENNE WILL WIN IN WEST PETERBORO TORONTO, Feb. George Foster, in an interview here today, said that he did not caro to make "rash prophecies" regarding the prob- able outcome of the West Feterboro bye-election, but he hoped that the government candidate would win out. As to the coming session of parlia- ment at Ottawa, Sir George said he foresaw very interesting proceedings, with a "lively" grouping of parties. He remarked that he did not find tho subject of a general election "appetiz- ing at the present time." Sir George did not think it op- portunte to discuss the Fordney hill, or any other discriminatory tariff measure now before the United States congress. then he has only worked periodically at the mine. Those interested ia the boy at the minft offered to go trustees -for his money if he would go tc night school. They gave him work arjund the mine but the lad did not take to the school idea and it was not. long before he could not bo depended upon. As a rule he only showed up for about two shifts a week and the mine officials had to talk to him harshly concern- ing his conduct. About o'clock this morning the lad returned to his room In the Cafe. .Tames Duncan Plant was occupying Room 3, the adjoining one, and in a few minutes he heard a shot. He tried tho door to room one but it was lock- ed. He notified the police and Detec- Shoots Himself So That He Falls in River To Be Sure of the Result WINDSOR, F.b. Put- man, laid to reside in Detroit, leaped on the rail a ferry boat as it lay at iti dock hero at 7 o'clock lut night police to anwrt him placed barrel of a revolver against his head and flred, His body dropped into the river and .was not seen again. Putman, it is stated, threatened to shoot Mrs. Aggie Detlnger of Windsor, with whom he was infatuated and the woman notified the police. Put- man, ran five blocks to the ferry boat, leaped aboard and tried to conceal himself, but was teen by several passengers. MONTANA OIL WELL GUSHER LEWISTQWN, Feb. is be. lieved to he the biggest oil well yet found on Cat Creek was brought in last Monday afternoon by the Elk Basin company and which will be known as the Franz No. 5. The oil hit 40 feet nearer the surface than was expected and it squirted In- Wallls, with Constables Ander- to the air 100 feet when tho sand was son and Mcllvena went to the cafe tapped. and hroke In the door. Selock was half on the bed, his feet on the floor and his head propped against a broken chair. Apparently what happened In the room Is this: the lad placed the chair on ftp of "the bed, aat on the chair, retted the gun against his neck and pulled the trigger with loea. Both boots No estimate hag been made as to the production but it is expected to run into several thousand barrels on flush production. The well is located in section 14-15- 29, on the Wildschutz tract.. The re-1 port was received here Monday night! direct from the well and caused a good deal of excitement. This Is the sixth were oft hie feet and his sock was off well on the Wildschutz farm, two o( Queensland- Says Only Fools Refuse to See Yellow Peril BRISBANE, Queensland Feb. a speeA here; today Premier. E. C, tkeilar- [hat anyone wlio doubted that Australians wouM soon be Call- ed upon to defend their homes Asiatic invasion, were living in a fool's paradise. Asiat- ic ideals and aspirations, he added, were ideals of the party. Rail Workers Fight Wage Cut Say Roads Would Crush Labor CHICAGO, Feb. against abrogation of the national wage agreements between the rail- roads and their employees, already laid before President Wilson and mem- bers of congress by brotherhood lead- ers were presented today to the rail- way labor board. Since the request of W. W. Alter- bury a', the Pennsylvania lines, for a menace to the Australian labor SAYS HE KNOWS ABOUT SMALL'S DISAPPEARANCE KINGSTON, Ont., Feb. sensational evidence is' expected tt tho trial of Leo Rogers, the Ports- mouth prisoner who is charged with having assaulted and leriously injured Detective W. Dun- can. The trial will be held Febru- ary 15. it is said that Rogers pro- fesses to have important information regarding the disappearance of Am- brose Small, tho miBBing Toronto theatrical man. Prayed and Then Freed Murderer Falls Sixteen Storeys, Sprains Little Finger NEW YORK, Feb. Cohan, structural iron worker who plunged from the of a 18-etbrey building In Broadway, yesieiday, reported for work thle morning. His fall through space was broken by a heavy canvas debris receptacle, stretched from the fifth tier. His little finger was eprained. No Election Is Holdnih-Burnham West Peterborn Old Line Tory Makes Slashing Attack on Government relief from these agreements was laid before the board Monday, representa- tives of the employees have been preparing the'- rebuttal, which B. M. Jewell, president of the railway em- ployees' department of th? American Federatioi. of was to present. Members of the board Indicated that a decision may be reached in execu- tive session Friday. Mr. Atterbury declared tho railroads' for econ- omies, which, ho said, coull be put into effect, was so urgent that many of the roads faced bankruptcy and there was not time to confer with employees on the abrogation ol the agreements. Representatives f the men declare that. Mr. Atterbury'a request. Is. the first move by the railways in a plan "to take advantage the temporary unemployment and the unfortunate economic condition of the. railway workers" to crush tho :abor organi- zations. STANDARD BANK CLOSES ITS BRANCH AT ORION (From Our Own Correspondent ORFON, Feh. branch of the fltandard Bank of Canada at Orion closed for business on the 31st Jan. Efforts are being made by the Board of Trade to obtain banking faci- lities for thla community, and it Is expected that of the nearby banks .will give _ui the lervice we require. NOYAL RUMIAN SABLE COAT FIGURES IN CASE TORONTO, Feb; Cowan of MoRtreal is under arrest in Montreal a charge of stealing a royal table coat rained at traatt a wagon at the Toronto atore the Bolt Rettraw company on Bep- tamber 30 lait. The coat which wan recovered In Montreal had been tha Boxer rebellion la China. his left foot, but there wai nothing to stop him pud ing the trigger with his light toes. No letter of explanation was found. Coroner Humphries did not order an inquest. An uncle, Mike Stftneo, farms ont ot Coaldale. ONE DAY STRIKE PORT WILLIAM, Feb. strike at the plant ot the Canadian Car and Foundry company one day, and at last night the men Toted to accept the reduction of 10 per cent, in piece work rates and return to their Jobs this morning. The car works are operating at full capa- city today. them being the property of the Mid- northern Company. LIKELY NEW ARCHBISHOP MILAN, Feb. Nasalii Rocca. probably will succeed Cardinal Ferrari, who died yesterday, archbishop of Milan. It is expected he will he created a cardinal at the consistory to be held in March. For weeks the death of Cardinal Ferrari had been expected but he persisted until the last few days ot his life in receiving people from his diocese. His death is universally mourned in this city anckall church bells In Milan tolled the mournful news. PETEKBORO, Out., Feb. H. Burnham delivered fils one and only election address jju tho present cam- paign to a crowded house last night. Mr. Buruham said he resigned his seat because when. Liberals and others joined In .electing him to support the union government of Sjf "lobert Bor- den In 1917, he promised, as did Sir [lobert and those supporting him, to go to the people when the war was over. The war ended and the union jovernment ended, and why was not :he promised general election held, he Preacher on Kansas City Tllis was tl18 hbidups, a-j a-n 't was true, but up to now no one had CHICAGO, Feb. of the United States railroad employ- ees' view of the carries' plea for, Im- mediate abrogation of national agrne- ments was postponed until Monday morning when the federal railroad labor board met toduv. Want Full While Idle And Support Soyiet of Russia MAYOR CHURCH, FRIEND OF LABOR, IS BOOED TORONTO, Feb. had the floor at a meeting of unemployed men in the Labor Temple here yes- terday afternoon and Mayor Thomas Church, the professed friend of the workingmen, who attended the meet- ing in response to ar. Invitation, was received wltXhooing and hissing. The meeting decided to form a commlttoo to force upou the government the ne- cessity of .immediate action. Among the solutions for unemploy- ment suggested and apparently ap- proj'ed.of by'a large portion of the meeting were the following Full wages while unemployed; sup- port to the soviet of Russia as the only working class government; con- scription of wealth; closing of the Dominion Shipbuilding company's yards because the Colllngwood Ship- building company had refused to pay ninety cents an hour for work on two ships to be completed by that 'com- pany for the federal government, and action by. organized class conscious workers to overthrow capitalism. Hanna WiO Not Disress Award Says There Were Three Awards Brought Men Not .Reinstated DingwaU's Heavy Damage is Placed at TORONTO, Feb. B. Hanna of tho Canadian National Swilwaye, who returned to Toronto .oday, still declmea to discuss the award tho board of conciliation which' found against his "no politics'1 order and recommended reinstate- ment of James Higgina, of Toronto, and other C.N.R. employees v.'ho lost their positions' becfttisn of it. Mr. Hanna wished more time to pertiso the reports. "I he "that there are three reports brought in and not two as I rather Inferred ivlien press dis- patches were printed. There was a unanimous report, a majority report and a minority report. "So far as the discharged men are concerned, the situation remains un- changed. The situation ia as it has been and tho three men discharged arc. still out." 11FFBILLIS Had Defence Accused Man's Plea U.S. Takes a Forward Step in Movement For World Naval Holiday WASHINGTON, Feb. resolu- tion authorising the president to in- tlte the ot the world to lend to a conference "to pro- vide for dlurmament" waa reported favorably today by the foreign affairs committee. Under the resolution ths proposed conference would be held In Wash- ington hut of It would be left to the dleeretlon of prealdent. Thli in the (Irit definite action taken by any congressional.-commHtep look- ing to a conference for general dls- armament. The senato foreign rela- tions committee has reported out a resolution by Senator Borah, Repub- lican of Idaho, proposing negotiations between the United States, (Treat Britain and Japan looking to a re- duction of naval building in tho future. Janart'a Action TOKYO, Feb. Propoaata thst Japan agree -ilii other world powers PWk KANSIS CITV, Mo., Feb. jury in tho circuit court here yesterday prayed and then returned a verdict acquitting W. V. Spencer ot a charge of murder. He killed Kid Penneti, during a fight in a rooming house. His plea was self-defense. Later ths foreman of the jury, J. B. Poulkcs, .an ordained minister, ex- pliihed that as he prayed, the prin- cipals of the killing appeared before him la a vision. Spencer, he said was surrounded with _a bright glow walla Penney appeared In darkness. "Then it was I decided that dark- ness was not for said Foiilkes. The vision appeared to'him, he.said, after the first ballot, when the second ballot was taken however, he said, the verdict was for acquittal. attempted to run off with two parties and a whole'state.' Mr. Burnham added that the admin- istration lost its right arm when Hon. W. S. Fielding returned to the op- position. WINNIPEG, Feb. Mc- Lolhaga, a nreman, lost his" life through suffocation and damage esti- mated :it moro than was caus- ed by fire starting last night and which completely gutted the Dingwal! block on Albert street. At 2 a.m. when the fire was believ- ed to be under control after'several lours hard fighting, an apparent ex- plosion of acid occurred, and the fire broke out with renewed energy and completed the destruction of the building. Damage in the up-1 NEW YORK, Feb. per stories of the tuilding which had, i the senate yes- previmisly been confined to smoke terday adopt closure so as to get u increased was by the CLARESHOLM FARMER CHARGED WITH KILLING HOGS OF A NEIGHBOR (From Our Own Correspondent) OLARESHOLM, Feb. promi- nent rancher of this district is In very serious' trouble. It would ap- pear that a neighbor had about 16 hogs running at large and waa caus- ing the other neighbors considerable trouble. This party if alleged to have taken matters Into hia own hands and deitroyed V of the hogs by shoot- ing and otherwise. The matter was laid before the A.P.P. and the arrest ot the offenfler took place. Ball was Mt at and the preliminary will be held ThurHUy at the police bar- CAN'T WIN ELECTION WITHOUT AID OF WOMEfi SAYS FARMER BURNABY imBDERICTON, N. B., Feb. 3 Last evening's session or the conven- tion of the United Farmers of New Brunswick was addressed by K. W. E. Burnahy, president of the United Farmers of Ontario. Ho said that the press had en- deavored to limit the activities of the farmers and1 lie roundly criticized the provincial organization for excluding women from itn ranks. "There are some thing's." he said, ''In which you can do without wo- men, birt to win an election is not one of them." and water ilamea. Defective wiring is believed to be responsible for the fire. j Dingwalls, Limited, jewelers, whose I factory was on the fifth floor, are the heaviest losera as they valu- able stock and had expcnsivq machin- ery. Other firms in the block .were: Rahinovltch's wholesale ladies' ap- parel; J. D. McKay's fancy leather good.s and Strain's Limited, optical goodi. HELP MUNICIPALITIES TO MEET OBLIGATIONS vote on the tariff bill makes its drop- ping fur the session virtually certain, the. Times says this moraine. -The newspaper continues: "It may be called up now and then when -some senator wants to cleanse his stuffed bosom of five or six hours of solitary speech, but it will no longer be seriously pressed for passage. Real public business will demand all ot the time of the senate if the appropria- tion hills arc to he passed before March The tariff is as good as dead." MAYOR CHURCH WILL FORM A LEAGUE TO COMBAT DISLOYALTY TORONTO, Feb. T. L. Church will call a meeting in Massey Hall on February the consider- ation of the formation of an associa- tion to combat disloyalty. Tho board of control yesterday decided that fho mayor should call Kttch a meeting in response to a petition presented to the board. mayor said that in calling the meeting he would disre- petition pro- (From. Our Own gartl tho clause !In the BOW ISLAND, Feb. A. Rate-1 testing man received a letter dated Jan. 12th, from J. i-I. Lamb, Deputy minister of municipal affairs in reply to ono fronj Mr. Bateman relative to clause of the Municipal District Act, wherein the deputy minister stated that the policy of the government wan to re- peal thin clause llt( and pass legis- lation that would help the municipali- ties to meet their obligations and also not work hardship on. the farmers... riases archy. against the annulling of mar- by the Roman Catholic helr- The petitioners stated that the ob- ject of the meeting was to form "a strong Protestant VENIZELO3 T OLONDON PARIS, Feb. Venuclos, the former primp minister of Greece, left today for London. ALARMING SPREAD OP SLEEPING SICKNESS IN THE OLD COUNTRY LONDON. Feb. of new cases of sleeping sickness have been made by physicians in this city anil throughout the country, quite an alarming-spread of tho disease being shown. There are now more than 100 cases London and 321 In Ens- land and Wales. RELEASED AND RE-ARRESTED TORONTO, Feb. Hal- lam, who was arrested here on Janu- ary 23 as a material witness in con- nection with the fatal shooting of Mrs. Ruby Cross, for which hia broth- er Stanley ia awaiting trial on a charge of criminal negligence, was lib- erated Monday on bait and laat night again arrested. arrest laat night was.on a charge of assaulting and rob- bing Flrank King In Chatham on SeD- tember 14 last, when It in alleged William Hallam took elgkty caaei M whiskey aud gin from Kill...... ;