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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUMBXDL TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, JANUARY TWELVE PAGES NUMBER ;20' uafee Destroys Towns In Mexieti _______________, V Reports Presented at Conven- tion of A. F. of L. Shows This To Be True United States Urged to to Austria's Aid CH- present wittiniae kndjrn its re- ply, been possible to'dellv'er-the foodstuffs. Tha decided today _______ ________ to address a new- and 'pressing- appeal were placed In theT hands of .Ifis var rfo the. United Stales' for tie credits necessary lor thc'revlctualling of Aus- CONVENTION HAS HEAVY SESSION BEFORE IT (Special to the Herald) Jan: seventh annual convention of the Alberta Fed- oration of opened this morning at ten o'clock in-tho Labor Temple about seventy delegates In at- tendance among which were a number representing "locals of the U. M. W. of Alberta.: The leaders ot the TJ. move' Bient who have been prominent figures at previous conjentlons were on this occasion- conspicuous by their ab- sence. Fraternal delegates have de- jiasited credentlalu representing- Ihi Alberts ChlropracSlo Association, th'e Croat War, Veterans Alberta Com nianil, and Crows' Nest Pasr, the Teachers' Alllanca and Alberta Edu c'atlonal Association.. The following I.ethbridge delegates were placed on '-.respectlvd .committees: D. Gardiner Credential and.Thanks; V. Smeed CpmjiensaUon Donald McXab Officers': Repoits. Frank Wheattey PrnkUng-.- Tho sessions aro being presidei of .Bailkhead exeeutjve mem hers present'- are'- K.''" Smeed, .Lelh -1" brldse; Medicine' Hftt Farm Ho; EC jiidriton; ,all of. whom aro vice-pros ''presenting th'elr Tcspeciiv districts rind W.- Smitten, 'Calgary The various officers ot the delega tion presented lengthy reports whic; lout, committees, and the afternoon and evening'prill-lie devoted to com- mittee'work, preliminary to consider-, ntlon by "the convention on the two following days. Among tho suggest- Innf being placed before lha conven- tion arii: Tho Inclusion of farm help, hotel-and restaurant employees, jani- tors, store clerks, etc., under the scojio.of the compensation act; a pro- posal to broadSn tho provisions of :nedica! aid to include all sickness for Ihe families of workers; H Is being further urged that employers be made entirely responsible for financial as- sessments for the administration r-f the act. 44-Hour Week Proposals arc set forth for fort- nightly payment ot wages to ininerj and legislation to provide lhat nil at the coal face bo compelled to secure a certificate of. competency. The urgency of the adopilpn of a uni- versal maximum 41 hours work week with provisions for fit least one day's rest In seven 'will be considered. Urge Factory Inspector Here The. executive empresses Its belief that tho factories act is not being administered, and urges that the ad- mmlstratioiv ho placed In tho hands tit the compensation hoard Eind that tho onus of prosecution ho lifted from the employees and become a function, of the hoard. It'ls further suggested that Inspectors should bo appointed at Lcliibriilgo Medlchwllal, that the building trades act br. administered EhC compensation' lionrd and that the'-federation Impress upon the. gov- ernment lls-dcslrcs that before nctlon regarding tho proposed shops net as promulgated by the retail mer- chants, every opportunity bo given or- ganised labor lo thoroughly discuss the proposition. Among Important referred to ihc convention executive Ire Food Stocks Alinwi ud Pwpk Probabil- ity of bejUh from Fainine PARIS. Jan. sopnoM coun- cil moramt finally decided oa the wording oC.the note to.'the.German delegation confirming" the verbal taUraeht regarding the'Indemnity for Ecapa Flow sinkings, made to laron YOU Secretary Du- aita, ot the. peace conference. Ills indsrclood virtually re- thy for. reparation from Q> to tons of dock and harbor 'material. Thh note will lie delivered at the same time that the protocol la signed. The signing oMha protocol and tho exchange of ratifications of the peace .realy now depends upon the-answer of the Berlin government to the Ger- nian delegates here on questions con- cerning the arrangements -for the provided for by the treaty. t appears certain, therefore, that these important formalities.' can not take ilace tomorrow, had been originally 'ntep.ded. 'tY, The question of commercial rela- ionn Ijetween Turkeyfiati the central powers after the exchange-'.of ratiflca .ions ot the treaty of Versailles was discussed by the council'at the morn- ing- session .and decided that the stilus 'created armistice should .was sign- ed with Turkey. fThe armistice terms prohibit such Loois minister ol .drew -the'attention oJ the council to the.'critical situation' at Austria, whosei: fobd s.tocks will be exhausted -by. and the popula- tion then exposed to IhVdanger o! death from' When Dr.; Karl Renner) the Austrian came'to Paris; the supremo council decided' -put-, a certain "food" at the disposal of Aus- tria b.ttt.. France, Italy :and .being-unable, -it is said, to advance''-the.necessary, credit .for ROBSON REPOKT ON WINNIPEG STRIKE IS HANDED TO GOVT. Jan. It was announced today that the re- port ot Kobson commission whicht investigated the general strike In Winnipeg had been handed to. the provincial gov- ernment. Particulars of tho however, were not forthcoming. It was also an- nounced that the report would not'be given out until the con- clusion of the trials cf tho strike leaders. EABLY REPORTS TELL OF HEAVY TOLL BUT NO DEFINITE FIGURES ARE YET AVAILABLE IOSE1ILE To Disrupt the Cnrreriey of the Worid-r-Moscow Mint Tarns Oiit Counterfeit Money Rhytnes to Beat Hjgost Living women'! fair. for tlllnola will hive'tm .official slogan to Im- preM contikryatlon. on tht TOrOOO club who misting in the ejni'palgAT against the high CMt of living.' Maud Turiey, fir the cotrnrltilon, an- nounced today, "To mirtceV to the market, "To Ht pic, MiMA, Kerne again, blgl" NEW YORK, Ian. lhat Hie United States also was included in tlm conspiracy of the. Trolzky-Lenine re- gime to dlsrnpt the currency of. tho the flooding of the allied na- tions with counterfeit 'money, has been revealed in documents seized in the. raids, according to federal agents The Defeaf of Sir John Simon U Text IGT.BI loodei States to Tip ID the money is said lo have been smuggled into the_ country1 by way of .Mexico r and many' counterfeit ?50 and bills have been discovered. Counter-.! felt Liberty bonds .are also .declared to have been manufactured and so cleverly that was of defec tion duplication ol.originsl nute tiers'6? Informatiou now In possession of llic federal.agents indicates that the Mos- cow mint has turned, out millions of dollars' Syorth'of bank'notes of Eng- France, Unlled. St Italy, Japan', Tho sum and the of Man> Articles in British t Press (Canadian jiss dated Press Aww var- ious morals-f fjSn 'Quake Stiook Ten States Right Across Republic and 500 Miles Northland Orizaba is Centre of Distinct Shocks Teocelo and Cauzatlan are Wiped Out. MEXICO CITY. Jan, itatci were ihaken by the earthquake, which, on Saturday night, destroyed at least two villages and caused many itate of_ Vera Cruz. Theie ttates were' Mexico, Pucbla, Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Guellello, Morelot, Jalisco, TiaxcaTi, Hlldalgo, and Hue retire. They stretch from the lithmut of Tehauntepec, in a northwesterly direction, a distance of nearly 500 mllet and from the GurTof Mexico to the Pacific.' Reports received up to 11 o'clock last night Indicated the centre the Mlamlc convulsion was In the neighborhood of Mount Orizaba, a volcano situated about 70 mllet west of Vera Cruz, on the line between the states of Vera Cruz and Pueblj. It was In this nelahbcrncod that the moat damage wn done. Teocelo, a village 35 northwest of the Volcano, haa'been virtually destroyed and a befell Catuatlan, a amall village In that nelshborhood. Wlrea have.been torn down fey the violence of the tremor and only fragmentary report, have, reached city, but M is tald there were many caiuartlei In both towns. ORIZABA BADLY HIT and churcret In Jalapa, a city about 50 miles northwest of Vera Cruz, were damaged, while reports from Orizaba, 10 miles south of the volcano, stated that several business blocks and churches near the centra of she town were cracked. In the suburbs of Orizaba, the shocks was very severe, many persons being reported'Kllled beneath their wrecked houses. --The shock came during a performance at the theatre at Orizaba and'panic stricken people Jumped from th'e balconies into the pit in their efforts to escape. No one was killed, but many were injured. Fifteen shocks were experienced at Cordobs, miles eist of Orizaba, where 11 shocks were distinctly felt. First reports received stated that the tremor centred at Acambaro, a town near. Teluca, about 23 miles southwest of Mexico City, but more recent advices state the shocks were not severe there. .While last, night from the state of Vera the earthquake was more severe, stated that scores had perished, .'accurate estimates of the casualties can not be .made as yet. j tion llio If'reglsters that tftere Is no mlsread- big Ibe flowing tide of labor in the constllueiicies. the future ot the other parties depends on whether they can singly, or in coalition, translate into terms of practical politics the ed for. this scheme is said to lie half conscio'uo desires of .a democracy, Forced to Close on Ac- count of Suffer Jan. of Ihe Proleslant iiubllc ichools closed this morning, one hour after opening, ow- ing to the sHustlpn cajisdd by the atriko of thci clvib'waterworlis em- ployees. Although there van enough water to heat'the- buildings, the lava- tories were so Insufficlontly supplied that In view 'of a possible menace, it was decided to close classes. A nnmher of'the small bakeries In the city have-been, hard hit by the shortage-of day most o( them secured-enough for tho day's dough, they arcynbw without a sufficient make bread. Tho larger bakers have put la "ultra pumps to meet the shortage and'have thus been able to foeep.the production up to normal." Dot owing to the Increas- ing demands from the former smaller hakera' ciislomcra, are finding It hard la keep up a sufficient output. ANOTHER MYSTERY SHIP FIRE IN N. Y. ITS LOSE CM IN U.S. __ Included in Beverages With One Half of One Per Cent or More of Alcohol WASHINGTON, Jan. hibltion enforcement act, defining as Intoxicating any beverage containing one half of one per cent, or more al- cohol-was declared constitutional to-1-the defeat "of Sir John. Simon, asks day by the supreme court In an-opin- wnnt should bo the Llhrjral attitude Ion on which tho'courl divided, five to toward the wnve of labor enthusiasm wlilc'u iiow turns restlessly toward the positive of political programs. l'. The Bally Telegraph prefers to see that labor has slipped into a seat be- tween two Liberal candldalea and asks whether this is the time fqr those lo play Into the hands ot labor who hold lhat a realization of schemes would mean national riiiii. The Morning Post finds it charac- teristic of the fickle multitude that more.-than voted for Sir John Simon, whose policy during the war in tho matter of conscription, had'it been followed, would have led to do- feat. ,Tlio. Chronicle makes tio excuses for the Coalition defeat, but admits tho bye-ejection current Is running againsl govGniiViviit at tho moment. 'Tho Daily Mall, like tool. Winston Churchill, argues the point as to whether labor is govern. .'The Daily News, while regretting four. land replies that thci first task of al Proceedings by Jacob Ruppcrt, bf'jprogressivos is to turn out the coali New York, f.nd New Orleans and lialtl- moro brewers to enjoin tho govern- ment from prohibiting llio sale of 2.75 per cent, beer wero ordered dis- missed. In the Baltimore avid Now Orleans Cises the brewers contended that .the manufacture of malt or vinous liquor, whether called liccr or not was not Illegal unless tho limior was intoxi- cating. The contention, 'nowever, .was de- nied by the goTcrnnient; which argued that beer was prohibited without re- gard to its Intoxicating qualities, p'ro- vidcd it contained one half of ono per cent, or nioro ot alcohol. SOLDIERS Canada Laying Plans to Plac? Hand-Picked Settlers oa The Land QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE GRANTED CANDlbATE: O ____g, monceau again, denied upon his return lo the ulty yesterday for the presidency of Kraucc, but add- "Ihe truth is Ihe presidency of the. republic is being forced upon ,me. I am being carried to Relating, .ilia incident, the Echodde. Paris, says: "The Tiger has said Ihe word. There is nothing lo it now.'1 I OTTAWA, Jan. An order in cour cil has been passed making provision for the Eelllemcrit ot imperial ez-s'er- vice men in Canada. In order to ascertain the adaptas 1 lly ot ttie applicant to fit into Caua- dian life aiid make a success ot farm- ing, the Soldier Settlement Board will, establish B careful 'system of selec- tion of candidates in tho Old donntrj Selection committees will hold sit- tings lu the various parts of England Mid Scotland. These committees may inquire into the physical, moral, fi nancial and other qualification ol prospective settlers, and issue certifi cafes entitling holders to proceed to Canada to receive training in Cana- dian methods of agriculture. Selected Individuals may vo [raining by taking a course at a train- ing centre established by .the board, 01 by working with experienced tinn- ers. The length of training m Can, adl of soldier candidates., with'-'little' or ho previous Experience shall two" years, and, in case'of ckiidl dales who have had considerable farm log experience in Great Britain al full summer'must be In' Canada: Qualiilcil candidates ei! td receive the financial benefit's nf act, b'ut> shall be required to make in tnulll down payment of 20 deni.' of the' purchase price of IU property selected. .'.v All expenses Incurred by candidates, including the cost ot migrating to Km- ada and the coat .of subsistence while receiving shall be borrif.'by' tho candidate. tion..leaving differences lo be settler later. -the Express speaks ot the result as being for labor both a triumph and a portent ami shoving again an orlen- lallon of large sections of tho middle itasses- toward labor, which may bo t decisive factor in politics of the future. NEW YOKK, Jnn. ol im- estimnl- Kovcrnment allowances lo nmthern, at lno Pre-.ona regulallons govemlng theatres, meoh- I1 Stapleton. Stalnn Is- anlcs lien net, ekclrical protection shortly teforo she was lo Iiavo act, Wlr times election act, freedom of I ta'led .Tiia Proloila is expression of Ideas, public health, Hamburg-American liner, re- M ns otal emloee. D' Sl" prisoners, employees, Becenrlty of labor prcas. It In beina recommended or- lu placed In the Lethbrldgc Medic' in Hat 'district in tha In- tereiUi of Ihe craft unions In those centre's. Day Baking Urged H ii anticipated that legislation will be sought to ellmlnalo night labor aa much us possible In all hake shops. 0. B. U. Slammed wettorn conference held at Cal- Srr last wing', at which time the O. fj, movemeiif wan given an Impetus fj dealt with at tome length b? the U report which lays In (xjncloflon: "We are than ever of Ihe opin- ion lhat our recommendation (o the Medicine Hat convention.dealing with this matter correct, and that only through the regularly constituted 'Continued on pace slij hc> United States government serving as a This was tho BELA RUN GUILTY OF 236 MURDERS BUDAPEST, Dec. lilgil (court which has been trjlng Jlela Kun; former communist'lender In .Hungary, on numerous charges In connection wilh acts performcil ilurlne lila dic- tatorship conclude.! Us hrjarliiKi today. f V i jiiistEiu lur UAi ll.lrdjhlpflrebf undortermlned origin of uela K, whoso was damaged to the o On (Is findings, It will renew its de- mand upon Austria for the extradition In to loeal for acmoiH. Teslimony to Kun gui and a flro on hoard Ihe" City, owned by the name company, cau.ud a lofs.of MACLEOD TRAINMAN CRUSHED TO DEATH ta Peterson, a Canadian pacific Railway brakemar. 'living at Macleod, wan crushed -to death while shunting near- Cnlgnry Sunday. murders, 19 rohherlcs and the use of crowns for communist pro- paganda in VI6nnn alone. H dovelop.s that the Communist Cohen, who was exccuUd last week, left a letter to the attomey-goneral, confessing 44 murders by his own hand. SUICIDE OF LOUQHF.ED MAN VANCOUVER, Jan. -lifeless body of a man who registered al a local hotel on Sept. 30 as A. S, Mc- Laren, ot Longheed, Alta., was v'lia- covered in his room lalo SlfunUy af. tcrnoon. His thront had been cut and ft razor lay ncnr tit: Jo-Jy. LABOR MEN TO REVIVE REINSTATEMENT ISSUE WINNIPEG, Jan. raem- ers of Iho new Winnipeg city council, which convenes tomorrow, are plan- ning to rovlvo the reinstatement Issue, Iml.'lu n compromise form, according unofficial information nl the city hall. Instead of asking for imme- diate reinstatement of civic employees who lost their jobs through partlclp lion in the sympathetic striko, last summer, the labor faction, it Is under stood, will Introduce a resolution' in the council that those men slill tinem- ployed bo given a first chance of re- turning to their own old position In event of a vacancy occurring. 3 FIERCE FIS Eleven Families are Homeless, Theatre Burned in Ten Be- low Zero We.ather Jan: Three fierce fires broke out over tho week-end as n result of which 1 1 families wore ren- dered homeless stores and one theatre were destroyed. The firemen had to fight the fires in weather 10 degrees below zero and tho men suffered from slight frost blles.'cuta and burns, having at times lo he cut out of Iho Ico that had frozen them to tho ladders. There were, hownver, no serious Injuries. The first tiro started ahoro the Woolworth store, 489 St. Catharines street, Enst. Then a blaze starling in tho rear of a Jewish Ihcatrc commun- icated lo several private houses, whfuh were all destroyed. MAN IN U. S. UNIFORM; CHARGED WITH BIGAMY Annual Meeting This Week in F. M. is Likely To Result pnANDOX, Man., Jan. III Brandon this week will hulk large n tho thoughts farmers through- out Canada. Today, Tuesday and nesday the Manitoba Livestock Asso- ciation hold their annual meetings, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday .ho Grain Growers .assemble in an- nual convention. In.anlicipalion of o large attendance hnlci accommodation for guests is bolng arranged lor. Among the speakers lo address thei Grain Growers besides the lion. T. A. Crerar and Premier iN'orris, hre H. Wood, president of Iha.Canadian Coun- cil of Agriculture; J. IJ. Mussclmnn, secretary of tho SaskatcJiewau Grain Growers' Association; 'J, A.'Maliiirg. M.P., Mooso Jaw, and 'Mrs. Droiliu, president of the- United rrvrm Women ot Ontario. At (his meeting tho Grain Groweia may change- lliclr naino to Ihfit ot llio United of Manitoba, Oja change being duo lo the feeling that (he present name is not inclusive enough. H is said a resolution will ho introduced asking that the mili- tary force'of Canada be reduced to a minimum; lhat- Ihero be no compuls- ory mllilary Irnlning, and lhat (he militia department expenditure .'should not exceed that of tho pre-war licrlod. Another resolution that may ,li! put forward Is lhat rural tclephbiio sub- scribers should have-freo exchange with oilier subscribers wllliln a Tlvc- milo radius. Then there' la the great n.ueslion of a fnrmers' "parly In Ma'tii- lobti. Allogelher Iho 1920 convenllon? of livestock hracders anil grain grow- ers promise to ho noteworthy. Loss Will Be Enorinous if Kin- ope Not Extemled Credits to Buy it WASHINGTON'. Jan. ne cesslty of the extension of further ciedits to Kurotie, either by'llic gov criimcut or through privalo agencies, ns an aid in establishing a-markct for pounds of surplus pork left on tho hands of Ihe meat pro- luccrs in the Veil, was emphasized by Senator Capper, Kansas, in a let- ter today to Sccretpry ot Commerce Alexander. Senator Capper .-declared thai throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, and other southwestern, stales slock- men1 wero facing enormous Ipsstf through inability to dispose of llic vasl quantities of pork which had RCCUMU lalcd through tho cessation! of foreign orders. Thny wnro reported as bolus so serious that farmers had been com- pelled not only Jo reduce their breed ing stock, hut also In many lo cease, breeding altogether. FAMOUS MONTREAL DOCTOR IS DEAD MONTREAL, Jan. William A. Molson, one of the oldest practit- ioners In.the city, where he had been In practice for the last 50 years, died today after a prolonged Illness. Me was a classmate of the late Sir William Oiler, with whom he kept up a close friendship all bis life, Joseph do Vfllers, dressed In the uniform of Ihe American army, figur ed in tho provincial police court.or Saturday on the alleged chnrgo ol .bigamy, in that having ft wife in tho. jStBlcs he look to himself another in QUEBEC HOKSN'T WANT j matrimony. Accused, who has ar- reslcd by Constable Martin of the I AIM', at Champion, U was slaled, livime lo Alberta from the Slates on !May 8th last and married his second wife on May 20th. Ho is said to have j been working with his presumed father-in-law. QUAKES IN CANARY ISLAND -MADRID, Jan. earth- chocks were felt among the hills In the Intertofot the Canary Islands yesterday, according to dispatches re- colvt4 from Paltnr.i. Great crcv- Ides were opened lit ln.e earth, from which columns of smoke are Issuing A volcanic eruption Is feared. FERNIE TEACHER ILL (From fiiir Own FERME, Jan, 4.--A telegram receiv- ed yesterday from Dr. Green, ol Ctir.- brook, contained tUe Infoimatlon that Mill N. A.- O'Callathan, a member of the staff of the Fernle public school, with it the Cranbrook hocpltal, where she was visiting with her mother, also a pa'lent al the same Institution', Mr. nowly-uppolntcd mem- ber ol tho High Bchool sla'f, has ar- rived In Fernle.'and will he ready for duly on Monday morning ANNEXATION TO U. S. MONTREAL, Jan, Rinfret, editor of l.e. Canadfl. art- dressing the Reform Club. here- Saturday, that French-Chna- dlans did not want annexation to the United States, It meant for them possible and quite probable loss of privileges'and rights which they nowenjey; nor would annex- ation remedy any of the arlsv- anccs which exist In' provinces other than Quebec, -The people of laid, were.satisfied under the British