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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOLUME XIV. fferaW TEN PAGES LETHBtUDUE, AUJEttTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBHUAHV 9, 1921 NUMBER 50 When the Bottom Fell Out British Food Minister Declares Decline Will Continue For Some Time, j AVORLD-W1DE FALL STARTS ON OUR PRAIRIES; LONDON, Feb. to- day with regard to the drop in food prices, Chas. A. McCurdy. the mlnisUr, declared that j the present decline as far as he j could judge, would be likely to continue for a conslderabit time. "It ii not based on any i fluity of stocks In the hands of retailers or local condition In j any Mr. McCurdy added. "It is a world-wide fall which i starts In the great prairies of I North America, where the world's j wheat crop mainly grown. The results of investigations made by my department show that within the last three months there has j been a decrease of more than six per cent, in dairy products, over 8 per cent. In provisions and ty 20 per cent. i groceries." Profiteering in NEW YORK, Feb. York re- tail grocers and dairy stores "are guilty of the rankest profiteering at the present time, lu the sale of fresh H. H. Jones, director of the New York state division of foods and markets, said here list night. Eggs sold wholesale for from 40 to 44 cents a dozen aro offered for re- tall at 83 to 85 cents a dozen. He ad- vised purchasers to decline to trade with stores where dealers are charg- ing rnorq thin 50 or 52 cents a doien. Dominion Aid for Cattle Export Is Urged By Marshall Alberta Minister of Agriculture Says This and Embargo Removal Big Needs Gen. Smuts Wins Victory in South Africa Against nn Hertzog's ._____- __ t Complete 'Collapse of Labor Party in Monster I Majorities for Returns Still in Doubt Cause Some Anxiety. in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. EARLY DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT NOT CONSIDERED LIKELY PRETORIA, Union of South Africa, Feb. j eral Smuts, prime minister of the Union of South Africa, was elected to the house of assembly from the district of Pretoria West, in the elections held throughout the union yesterday. Returns received up until an early hour today indi- cated the South African party under the leadership of General Smuts had won a victory. Labor Party Collapse LONDON, Feb. As- sociated Johannesburg cable to the Canadian Associated Press says that at one o'clock this morning tho returns showed that the South African party had elected thir- ty-eight candidates, tho Nationalists o, General Election In June Possible TORONTO, Feb. gov- orniaent aid lor the development of the Canadian beef export trade was minister of agriculture for the prov- ince of Alberta here last night, at the annual meeting of the Dominion Short Breeders' association. "Government aid "was needed in mar- he said, "if the Dominion of Canada were to compete with South Africa, South America and Australia, as these three countries had been giv- on assistance and supervision in the export business, and the same would have to he done with Canada." Hon. Mr. Marshall was speaking in support of a resolution which he had moved and which was carried, urging the British government to remove the existing embargo against Canadian cattle. Cabinet Ministers Refuse to Con- sider West Peterboro Test of Opinion _ OTTAWA, the tumult ol West Peterboro having practically died away, all parties are preparing for a strenuous fight in the coming session. Conferences are proceed- ing daily, and influential members of the government make It 'clear that there, is no intention or an early dissolution of parliament. "West Peterboro, was no test the opinion of the country as a. one cabinet member re- marked today. tntnkini people of the country do not want an early election, we have a good working majority1 and. there is no reason why parliament should dissolved." None tlie less, there a strong view 'current in political Circles that, while the session may not be terminated by a dissolution, there is likelihood ot general elections in the fall. But the course of the government in.this regard, will no doubt, be largely determined 'ay the events of the session. Members Arriving OTTAWA, Feb. 9. (Canadian are beginning to an rive from outside points for tha open- i ing of the session on Monday next. The chief whips of the Liberal and by Saturday and it is expected that on Saturday or Monday there prob- ably will be informal gatherings of the Irish Rebels Take Railway Station Held it For ah Hour and Derail! of Erin's Isle I Ottawa Seriously Canvassing Gaz- j ette Calls For it __________ j CALGARY. Feb. A special dis- patch from Ottawa to the Calgary members who are in the city for the Herald says: purpose of discussing party policies on matters which are to como up dur- ing the session. The possibility of an early dissolu- tion of parliament with an election in June, is being canvassed today: The Seating arrangements and allotment I result ot the West Peterboro election of rooms are understood to have been fairly well settled between the whips by mail. It is expected that the three newly- elected members of the commons will all be able to take their seats on Mon- dy afternoon, when parliament opens. Even in the case of G. N. Gordon, the new Liberal member for West Peter- boro, it is thought that the writ should be through in time to permit his in- troduction Monday. The members from East Elgin and Yale-Cariboo are expected to reach Ottawa a couple of days before the session opens. Celestial Convicted In Fernie On Drug Charge And Draws Fine (Prom Our Own Correspondent) FERKIB, Feb. strata Whim- Bter, after three days of listening to evidence, pro and con, in the case against Yang Yee, a Chinaman, deni- zen ol' a North Victoria washee-washee with having opium and. cocaine in this possession, and of hav-! Participation Certificates To Be Given Chance WINNIPEG, Feb. of anticipation certificates who did not surrender them to the Cana- dian wheat board on or before December 31, 1920, will be given another chance to redeem them, according to a statement Issued by the board today. The statement reads "Notwithstanding that particip- ation certificates Issued by the Canadian wheat board provide that no claim made under or in respect' thereof would be paid un- less such claim was made and certificates surrendered to the board on or before December 31, 1920, producers and others still holding these certificates are re- quested immediately to surrender same to the board when due con- sideration will be given to the matter of making payment there- on-" while what .fairly have beea an- ticipated so' far as the government candidate was concerned, with Mr. Burnham in the field, has ha4 a cumu- lative effect perhaps greater than its actual 'political significance warrants. An influential Montreal Conservative newspaper, the Gazette, is calling for a general election. Burnham Angry PETERBORO, Feb. J. H. Burnham, defeated candidate in Mon- day's bye-election in West Peterboro, reported to, chief returning, offi- cer at, Ottawa that hundreds of names had been'left off tlie voters' I apparent design on part ot some I of the house to hoJiso canVaasers, Mr. Burnham declares that some ot the canvassers made it a point to find out how the women intended to vote and, by the production of a typewrit- ten pieco of paper bearing the names assured them they were on the lists. When the time came to vote they were not on tho regular lists, it is claimed. j PRINCE LENDS SUPPORT i TO "WARRIOR DAY" PLAN DUBLIN, Feb. hundred arm- ed Sinn FeiaerV gained control ot the Great Northern Railroad station in this city Ia3t night and held it for more than an hour. A train going from Burtonport to Londonderry was derailed by unknown persons wbo Slav Newspaper Wrecked At Trieste; Tried to Stir Up Slavs to Trouble TRIESTE, Feb. Slav news-j paper Edhiost was completely de-1 placed boulders oil the track but there stroyed this morning when youths en- i were no casualties. During the even- tered the building armed with sledge ng armed men entered A jewelry I hammers and broke up the linotype KINGSTON, Feb. The Kingston branch of the Army and Navy Veter- ans, which has inaugurated a cam- paign to huve a "warrior day" In Can- ada on which day places of amuse- ment would give the receipts of one performance to the cause of the re- turned man. and which association cabled the Prince of Wales for Ha patronage has received by eablo from his royal highness "Am pleased to extend patronage to comrades in Canada for warrior day in the hope that same will help them. i Signed) "Edward P." WanthoddyCU To Be Marked Such Canadian Sheep Breeders Now in Session Would Protect the Public party, but the country causing anxiety to tho TORONTO. Feb. store on Wellington quay and carried machines and the presses. off goods valued at Rebel Convicted BELFAST. Feb. ing offered it for sale, closed the; case wellJ Cro- today by finding Yang guilty as charg- ed and imposing a fine of and ?13.00 costs. The money was forthcoming but there is some talk of an appeal. D. AI. Mitchell had charge of the lor tho Dominion and Sherwood Herchmer defended the accused, Yee.' This is the final scene in the caae the Mounted Police and the City Force joined forces and made a capture ot several hundred dollars of cocaine and morphine some two weeks ago. count LinKi. HOLLAND AGREES TO RHINE NAVIGATION rick, lias been sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude for taking part in an aLianU upon police. Search of. his homo ia said to have resulted in the discovery of three revolvers and 7S case roumjs of ammunition. In Jail for Sedition LONDON, Feb. Dominic, recently convicted of seditions activi- ties by a Dublin courtmartinl has been placed in Pavkliurst at Newport, Isle ot Wight. He has been sentenced to serve 'three years' im- prisonment and was brought to thin city from Dublin on February 1. The auth-; of Brooklyn. Ontario, president ot the no evidence Canadian Sheep Breeders' association, orities siiy they have against the malefactors. The newspaper recently hostile articles against tho treaty ot'of meat and wool had taken it slide I in addressing the annual meeting hero published i yesterday stated that although prices the labor party 8 and the constitution- al Democrats 1. General Smuts has been returned for Pretoria West by a .big majority. The feature of the results, so fur as known, is the collapse of the labor party. Apparently the labor party will j only have eight members in assembly against 21 in the last house. Col. Cresswell, leader of the iaborites, i was defeated in Treyville. J The urban results have been very encouraging to the South African returns are government The minister of justice in the Smuts administration has been defeated by a Nationalist in Fotchefstrom. Sir A. Bailey, well known in racing circles, retains Krugersdorp. Big Smuts' Majority CAPETOWN, Feb. majorities were given the South Af- rican party in Durban and Capetown yesterday while the labor party suf- fered a severe reverse in the Rand district. In Capetown the South Af- rican party gained two seats; in Dur- ban three; In the Rand district eight, and in East London one. The victory of lho party headed by Premier Smuts is attributed to the fact that workingmen voted against the secession issue raised by General Hertzog and did not pay much atten- tion to sectional issues raised by labor leaders. Smuts Has Big Lead CAPETOWN. Feb. The South African party of which General Smuts is head, has elected 39 candidates up to this hour. The Iaborites havo elected S, the Nation-j aliats C and the independents 1. Tho country vote IH uncertain. Tt Is understood that the Nationalists will gain some seats in tho Transvaal, while tlie South Africans look for good results in Cape province. Thfi prevailing opinion is that Gen- era! Smuts will have a. good working Result tn Doubt TORONTO, Feb. Toronto Star in its news columns today says: "The South African election returns are not sufficiently complete, in the opinion of a local authority, to justify any prediction as to the final result. Ho pointed out that H had been ex- pected that the early polls, which are the urban ones, would givo a sub- stantial majority to General Smuts and his South, African .party. How- ever, it would appear that the gains made by Smutn were largely at the expense of his Cornier allies, the Iab- orites. i TJirs, however, should not be re-j garded as proving the collapse of the} labor party, but rather as an imliea- j tion of their patriotism and adherence i to the interests represented by Smuts. "In view of this fact, it was especial-' y regrettable that Frederick Oresswel'.! the labor leader, should have fe-ated it Smuts candidate. i "The Smuts party suffered a serious f and significant defeat In failing tn re-j elect N. J. Dewit, minister of justice, i one of the. strongest and most bril-1 lisnt ministers in tho cabin ot. Thfi results of the election i British Foreign Office Official Solemnly Tells Corregpon- dents of Strained Relations GEN. JAN CHRISTIAN SMUTS Premier ot South Africa. Will Stop Liquor Export May 1 QUEBEC, Feb. liquor will be exported to other parti of Canada from Quebec province af- ter May 1, If the new legislation brought down by the provincial government today ia the legislature. One of the officers who prepar- ed the liquor bill, stated positive- ly tonight that everything con- nected with the liquor traffic, in- cluding the export, will be. In the hands of the' commission, of members, who will be appointed to administer the act. Four Lose Lives When House Burns Three Children and Maid in Quebec Family Victims of Flames MONTREAL, Feb. (Can. Press.) lives were lost last night as the result of fire which-destroyed the home of Leo Carriers, Pine Hill, 12 miles northwest ot Lachnte. Tie dead are Lillian, aged 7; Gaeb.u, 6; Gatanue, a; all children ot Mr. and Mrs. Car- riere, and Rose Laporte, employed by the family. The maid am: three children were asleep on the upper floor of the house when the fire was discovered by Ed- moinl Carriere, a mute. He gave the alarm and most of the inmates of tiie house saved themselves, but it was found impossible to rescue tho maid and the children. So far only the remains of the maid and one child have been found.. FIFTEEN MINERS HURT WHEN CABLE BREAKS SYDNEY. N. S., Feb. teen miners were injured, four seriously, in Dominion No. 12 colliery yesterday afternoon when the cable on the riding rake in the northside of the mine broke. CATCH CRIMINALS I SECRETARY COLBY SAYS I STORY IS PREPOSTEROUS LONDON, Feb. office today Issued a statement declaring to be without founda- tion published in the United States Tuesday to ef- foct that an official of the foreign office had uttered a warning of the Increasing serlouaneaa pf Anglo-American relations. "The statement on Anglo-Am- erican relation! quoted In the Eng- lish press this morning aa having appeared in th confident that any ques- arising between Britain and tha United can, and will be settled without difficulty, whether with the existing or suc- ceeding administration.' MONTREAL, Feb. Mont- real Star last night carried the following cable under date of Lon- don: "The British foreign office on Monday took a step of tremendous significance when it summoned to its office in Whitehall every cor- respondent representing an Ameri- can newspaper or newi service and uttered through one of the most important figures In Anglo- American, relations today, a warn- ing that we are treading the path leading to war.' "The conference "had been carefully arranged. It was conducted under circumstances that, left no doubt as f'o its official character. Every prepara- tion, even down to such details as the providing of paper and pencils, haJ been made. "The spokesman for Great Britain it was announced before the session, must remain anonymous. But it was evident that In his address he had the knowledge, the sanction and the ap- proval of the government. U. S.-G. B. Relations Strained newspapermen, accustom- ed to dealing with the softer phrases of diplomacy, were amaz- ed at the frankness of the speech, from which it was to be inferred that America's relations with Bri- tain are strained to a far greater degree than' would appear on the surface, although the speaker smoothed away some of the harsh- ness of the text ay declaring that there waa 'no question under dis- cussion which could not be settled diplomatically.'" In substance the statement was a direct appeal to both countries through the press to eiercise patience and to use every possible care to guard against statements or actions which may serve to arouse feeling either in England or America. But it was a forceful, vigorous" warning, in which terms, not usually found iu dip- lomatic exchanges were used. The speaker Insisted upon describe ing the situation as one of "broad as- pects" in which the Anglo-American peoples are drifting apart through u Rapallo which settled tho controversy i since Hie previous annual meeting. however, largely upon the rural between Italy and Jugo-Slavia. The i farmers and breeders were still keep- article made appeal that all Slavs now ing lip their interest In sheep. under Italian rule should remember that they always were Slavs. The A resolution was passed requesting the Dominion government, to enact which is yet to bft heard from aud it is expected that (VMierul Hertzog with the Republican Xat.ion- list THK'HACUE, Feb. foreign .fcniniater today announced that Holl- and had agreed to tho section of the Veraafllos treaty concerning the Karlgation of tho Rhine and that the allied protocol had been signed In Paris. ABOLISH FAIR GRANTS TORONTO, Feb. resolution iibollthinK all fair grants waa passed bjr the Ontario Swlno Breeders' asso- ciation at ita annual meeting here yfes- torday. This decision was taken be- came of lack of funds. LABOR PARTY FOR NEW BRUNSKICK URGED MONCTON, N. D, Feb. dian an address before loss than a hundred labor union men here last night, Hathaway, ex- for St. John, advocated the formation of a provincial labor party and the election, of men who could not be bought. He contended tiiat the old lino parties could not he depend- ed upon to give the iicoplo their rights In the matter ot wageu and cheaper cost of living. Tie advocated a reduc- tion in tho tariff in order to down the colt ot living, bring would amonjj Iho oh plant ot tho newspaper had been used legislation cloths to be j able gums to print a new Socialist daily news-f slumped in such n way as to Indicate .Boers. paper following the acquisition of the the percentage of virgin wool and its _, plant ot the newspaper by the com-! .substitutes continued therein, munists. ister rulisider- N'KW Feb. !K- -Wlrele: hiiH been installed by the New York police department as a means oi' nutifyinR policy of other ritif.s concerning the movements oi: suHpHcfed crimimils, IT v.-as announc- ed yesUiNhiy. Wireless messages hav- ing a radius of 300 miles are flashed from flio police headquarters every from six o'clock until BY WIRELESS j laclc comprehenslon for each other. j He declared that conditions had beeb 13 brought about partly WEEDING OUT BAD EGGS MONTREAL. Fob. tile Canadian Produce association are gathered here for their ninth annual convention. What was being done in Manitoba and other western provinces to weed out the bad egg, was told yesterday by J. If. Mvans. deputy min- ister of agriculture for Manitoba. CANADIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURE ANNUAL MEETING ON FEB. 15TH REGINA, Feb. annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Agriculture will be held In Re- gina, February 15, when officers will be elected and political ac- tion discussed. On February 14 a meeting of the special commit- tee on mjrisftlsa will be held here, also the country of fts origin. This reso- lution was passeil in view of a large quantity of shoddy. wool and cotton, now being used in the o( manufacture of woolen and worsted goods', it was stated. Officers elected: j President, W. A. nrycifli, Tirooklyn.l Ont; vice-president, II. F. Follet, Uuval. Sask. Directors: Manitoba. George Gor- don, Oak Lake; Saskatchewan. If. F. Follet, Duval; Alberta, R. Knight. Cal- gary; British Columbia, Hon. S. F. Tolmic, Victoria. LOWRY GETS MANITOBA 'PHONE COMMIS8IONERBHIP WINNU'Eti. :I-'eb. Thos. U. Johnson announced today that John Lowry of Edmonton, would he ap- pointed commissioner of the Mani- toba government telophono system at i, of a year. Sensational Story Is Hoax] Here Are Given True Facts I.ONDOX, I-'oh. ropoiU; lo which tho British foreign of- fice- now gives formal denial were NOT carried by the Canadian As- sociated J'rcsa or the Associated They were contained in a, dispatch circulated by tho United News. Tho dispatcli uLat- that tho British foreign office Imd summoned United States correspondents to Whitehall, whore through 0110 having an Im- portant plarjo in Anglo-American affairs, a warning was utter that "America was treading t.he path that leads to war." were not summoned as .stated in tho Lun- don dispatch but wero re- ceived in response to numeroiiH requests from news agfsiiciiiH and United States newspapers Tor a HlnffMiHjnt, in connection with tho visit there of Ambassador Gcddcs. Since tho publication ol! -tlie re- port now denied by the foreign offlce, ;i majority of tho corrmi- jiomlontH have declared that, tlin story as printed in the (Jnitud RtatPH wan u gross exaggeration, and that when they were receiv- ed, It was understood that no part of thg interview way tu bC; uuotcd. through news and press stories ex- changed between Great Britain and America and blamed much of the present sentiment in both countries upon English and American "local politicians." Colby Can't Believe It MONTREAL. Feb. connecUtm with the warning issued by the Bri- tish foreign office to American news- papers, the Montreal Star publishes I he following under date of Washing- on: "Members of congress and I f.rativo officials of the government ns- i oeived with amazement tlie news that j an irnjmrtant figure in Anglo-Ameri- i can politics had warned American I correspondents that the two nations 'are treading the path leading to war.' "Secrt.-l.ary State Colby read with interest, the dhiuutch from London, but. declined to comment on the informa- tion it contained. 'The thing seems said Mr. Denied in Washington Fob. direc- tion of his government, Leslie Cralgle, Bnlinh charge here, called today on. Secretary Colby at the state depart- ment to formally deny published re- ports that officials ot tho British for- eign olflrn had told United States newspaper correspondents in London that. Britain and the United wore tfuading the path leading to ;