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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta EDITION MLV! PAGES YOUJMK XIV. LETIIBIUDGU. AU1KRTA. -KIUDAY. FEBRUARY J, 192! NUMBER Railway Labor in U.S. Threatens Strike Over Proposal To Cut EMBARRASSING! treasurer uf the maiutuuuuco of way uniploye'es and shop laborers, an- nounced that members of tlis organization would, stage a country- wido strike without the formality of CHICAGO. anil national officers of tbo United States labor unions today were sum- moned to C'.iicago to consider labor's _________ i gjdo in tho controversy beforo tbe i railroad labor board over too employ-j a notice, the moment wages arc cut Anxiously Looking lo U. S.'For i era' proposal to abrogate the na-, or the national wags agreements are Intrrvrtnfinn in C-itf nf tiollal agreements with threats ot a. I intervention m Case 01 Belwral from labor j "The men will uot work for less i union leaders yesterday. money." Pegs said, "irrespective oi Scnonenberg of Chicago, or- the wishes ot union officials, or what ganizer Tor the machinists' union. I they might say. Thousands of them. 1 told the federated trades, council of! embittered over wage conditions, are that a general railroad ready now to leave their work." :Q within u week The railroad labor board went into the railroad -labor board permits executive session after the comple- LO.MJOX, Keb. 4.--Dr. Carl Berg-: railroad executives to abrogate wage tion of another portion of the hearing itiaun. chief of the German rcpara- j contracts, adding that the program of t commission, has telegraphed M.' Uio railroad executive is part of the l.anoix, preiident of tbe allimi open shop fight against union labor. Jewell, representing conference, requesting that: strike Without Notice tions next Monday. Statements in re-j tho conference In Brussels, February Copies or a reported statement buttal fcy the employers are to follow, j 7. ba postponed until after tho London j jaid to have been, issued in Detroit .....by S. J. Pegs, international secretary- Reparations WANTS FINANCIAL CONFERENCE DELAYED j JJ in order to permit the Ger- man experts to confer with the Berlin I mueiit. pays a dispatch to the I London Timed from Brussels. I "Agitation Is going on for u national j coalition of all the political j the dispatch adds, "from the extreme to tho majority Socialists, in; onlar to present a united front to the' but there is opposition to thio; from tho and majority i ou wago agreements yesterday, and announced it would hear B. M. the railroad un- j tbe board decided, and immediate de- cisions aro expected. guson in the Chicago Daily Drovers Journal. i Calls On Those Respohiible for Conditions in South and j Wett to Confer with Meet i in Belfast Irish Army Grows. BELFAST, Feb. Edward Carson, the Ulster I leader, in a speech .here last night to his constituents said that what was going on in south and west Ireland made a to bo the first one out in tbc new j man ashamed of being an Irishman. He appealed to those British and Japs In Disagreement "The general public is Japs Question British Adminis- tration of German Islands In South Pacific .sullen and defiant and anxiously look- ing toward tho United States for in- i.Tvcntlou." Draft Counter-Proposals LONDON. Feb. -1.--Steps art being wivvn j_Tnfni-mufimi i-ccarrt- ...en to draft counter proposals to, aS'd and yestorrhiy, at which it is reported tho WILL PROSECUTE FOUR GERMAN AVAR CRIMINALS Feb. to Ber- lin newspapers from Letpsic say that j the preliminary investigation of the I first eleven cases on the entente's j list of ivar criminals lias been con- i eluded and that it has been decided i I to prosecute four persons. The trials I probably will begin in March. Great Britain in regard tq the admin 1 istration of former German islands south of tho equator has been demand- ed by Kotaro Mochlzukl. a leader of! Is wero discussed, according to ;i dispatch to thn London Times from "Outrageous Imposition" Wins Delta, 600 Maj. CLOVEROALE, B. C., Feb. A. D. Patterson, Liberal, wai elected by a majority of about 600 over F, J. McKenzie, vative, in -the Delta bye-election The standing of the various par- ties In the legislature is now 37 Liberals, 13 Conservatives and 7 independents. the work is completed. "Tlie general is that tlle Ilrus- the South Pacific Islands, Jap- anese have acquired property rights declared that Qreat Britain maintained the clause of the Versailles treaty guaranteeing adherence to the prin- ciple of equal opportunity in mandated districts, should not be applied to the i administration in islands iu the south. conference must, be postponed until after the London tlie continues. "The government Juus biniimoncd the premiers of the central states to a meeting." Collectible Total reparations I commission estimates that the total} T damages of the allies collectable from1 Japanese, ho said, nail taken a Germany will be between -1 but bad tentatively ac- 000 and gold -tbo British .theory, reserving according to an oindal announcement. The ministry of foreign affairs cal- culates that the supreme council's fix- c.-l Indemnities if capitalized should yield about seventy-five billion gold marks. The figures of the reparations eom-1 mittee. which have just been show that France's damages amount! to M gold marks. i Declines Present Proposals Feb. does'; not. of course, withdraw from further i negotiations, but she must decline to I _, n ,r- -i o. accept the present Paris proposals as' That Reason for Visit of hlr v of this horrible drama" to call a halt and con- fer with the government. Ulster Earned Independence Sir Edward added that if the gov- ernment of Ireland bill had not given the right to resume the negotiations and to insist upon rights of Japanese in the islands over which Britain has been given a mandate. Britain Anxious So Toronto Wholesaler Sums up New Express To Appeal Order TORONTO. Fell. T. L. Chureli hat; issued to the j city legal department to appeal to the against the j order of the Dominion lUllwuy Boaril-j. increasing the express rates per f cent on first class express matter, 25 per cent on second class and 20 per j cent on commodity rates. i Hugh Elaine, president of .'the i .Wholesale Grocers' association, char-1 acterized tbe increase "as the most outrageous imposition" he had ever j heard of. Refused at First to Accept Ow- ing to Personal Attacks on Him But Reconsidered SHARP DIVISION ON PROVINCIAL Duellists In France To Fight j French Deputy and Leader of Royalists Will Stage Gun Battle Germans Paying Smallest Taxes British Citizen Pays Nearly 12 Times as Much Experts at Brussels Show i constituting a basis, or even a start- ing point, for renewed Ernest Scholz, minister of econ- omics, informed the Associaied Press yesterday. Wheat Prices In Argentina Break Thirty Cent. Drop in One Week Bushels For Export Auckland Geddes to Lon- don Now LOXDOX, Feh. re-, jgardlng an adjustment of Great Brit-' Iain's debt to the United States are in j i the hands of' Sir Auckland Gediles. British ambassador in Washington. and the proposed trip to the United j States of Lord Chalmers, permanent] Business Profits Tax Next Session Action of Great Britain Will Have Effect is Dropping PARIS; Feb. I'aul Da C.'assagnac, speaking toihe Associated Press iu the chamber loobies today, said, he- Qfmld :maUo no comment on his e'.kirerigo published io. t'.-e Oetiyre j this morning to light a duel wiili Leoil Uandet, of the roy, list associa- tion, with army revolvers at feet, liring at will. M. De Cassagnae point- i ed out thut i'uo French duels provide 1 that 4S hours must elapse between tbe challenge and PC- ceptance or rejection of the challenge, durfyg which period tho challenger roust say'nothing, only hia seconds be- ing privileged to talk. J. A. MAHARC, M.P. MOOSE JAW, Feb. (Can. Press) A. Maharg, M.P., was unani- mously elected president of the Sas- katchewan Grain Growers' tion for the eleventh associa- onsecutive OTTAWA, l''eb. (Can. secrctary oC the treasury, was merely j Announcement that the excess profits (to facilitate the negotiations. This duty is to bo withdrawn in Great Bri- was the explanation given here yeater-1 lain will no doubt result in renewed for the postponement of Lord Uaalmers' visit to the United States during the absence of Ambassador BUENOS AIRES, Feb. futures have broken severely in the Ll, liolsa Do Commerce here duriug here until l.he rctuni Sir last week, prices falling to the to "Washington. ot thirty cents a bushel on ti'emeijdoiis speculative ti equal to two million bushels ]t is asserted tffat Argentina is Binning its great annual crop move- ment -with a surplus Cor exportation estimated at three and a lialC million Ions of wheat and that this country Is.a dominating factor in the world's tjraiii market. itatlon here for non-renewal of Can ada's business profits tax. Since the end of the war there have been many Geddes. It was declared illogical to representations from business iuter- Hupposo that lie was in a position to i ests that the business profits tax offer any proposals relative to the! should be abandoned. The main argu- negotiations, since the government! ments used were similar to those em- had deemed It desirable for klm to ployed against continuance of tho duty in Great Britain (also a tax on busi- ness profits, although levied on a dif- ferent the tax hinder- ed expansion of industries and hud an adverse influence on the investment ot Premier Stewart Recovers Rapidly EDMONTON, Feb. Stewart, who hia ill in the hsiplUJ Hmt time following