Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINE EDITION FOURTEEN PAGES VOLUME xiv. FIBST SECTION LETHB1UDUE, AUJERTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY C, 1921 FIRST SECTION NUMBER 21 ONLY; JFJRELAND' INDEPENDENT When You Live in a Houie That's For Sale Provincial Cabinet, Busy With Plans for Redistribution of Seats NO POLICY ABOUT PROHIBITION YET (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, Alta., Jan. material changes in the Liquor Act are contemplated by the Al- berta government at the present moment. This was the inference gained by a Herald representative in an interview with Premier Charles Stewart on the subject. Mr. Stewart caid the Government had arrived at no decision yet, but in setting forth the various views which had been presented to the government by conflicting elements, it was plain to he seen mat thf chief executive thinks th( present act has worked fairly well, considering ..the difficulties of administration. A deputation of the Moderation League is com- ing soon to demand that the gov- ernment put a plebiscite fc-r cpn- tro! of liquor alonn tthe lines adopted' In B. C. But it i> under- stood that the governments reply will-be that this can be obtained by the Moderationiats through the circulation of petitions as provid- ed for under law. Another M.L.A. for Lethbridge? Outside of the Liquor Act, the subject of redistribution is getting much attention from the ministers. Calyary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, are all due to get Increased representation, prob- ably .five members each .for .Cai- ,8ary and Edmonton and two each for Ltthbridge and Medicine Hat. In Calgary, there is every Indica- tion that the government may de- cide nut representation system of electing 1 the five new members from a con- stituency at large, or possibly six members, three eacn tram two constituencies in Calsary. It Is also possible that a croup of three other rura! constituencies may be given the proportional representation system to the ex- tent of the transferable vote, and the most likely one for this trial is said to be Red Deer two j adjacent constituencies. j New Jury Act I The nejv Jury Act now being draft-! ed by Attorney-General BoV'le will j provide for a much larger jury selected by two or three, ofi one, official, made up at the beginning j of each year and not subject to Agent (to Prospective "Here's another1 large, sunny room, used at present, I believe, as a Judge, New York. G.T.R. Conductor Is Fired Because He's Alderman Windsor Civic Election Results in Application of the Hanna Order WINDSOR, and civic circles on the border arc excited as a result of the report- ed dismissal of Alderman A. Hoop- er by the Grand Trunk Railway, following his election to the Wind- sercltwcounc.ll. No statement was available from local Grand Trunk officials beyond the inform- ation "that Mr. Hooper had left the employ on Tuesday." Action by the railway is believ- ed to- have been taken under the order of D. B. Hanna, president of the Canadian National Railways by which an employee ef the gov- ernment lines, who entered poli- tics in any field would be immed- iately diimmissed from the ser- vice. WILL HOLD WOOL DETROIT, Jan. growers of three Michigan Jackson and decided to keep their wool in storage until a higher price was offend. Hep LONDON BANK GOES BROKE; SECOND ONE British-Anwriewi Continental Bank Cealdn't Realize on Canadian Produce LONDON, Jan. Brit- ish-American Continental suspended; payment loAuy. Irij financial circles the suspension i it attributed to the genera! finan- cial conditions. It is believed the bank advanced money on produce, chiefly Canadian, and was unable to realize during Ihe ipresent trade stagnation. This is the second London bank to suspend within a month. Formerly Hannevlg's Bank LONDON, Jan. bank was formerly Hwuierlf'n Bank, Limited De Valera Declares He Won't Be Deaf To Peace Overtures But They Must Come from British Government Recogniz- ing Ireland as Independent of De Valera'i Irish "President" Returned. Boy ffiner Killed InBlairmoreMine John Anderson Dragged Into Picking TSlTles and Fatally Injured (Special to the Herald) ing counties in the state to meet at Lansing tomorrow to decide whether to hold for a longer period a pool of sixty million pounds created last year. D. S. Farmers Plan Co-operation In Marketing, Buying Will Endeavor to Eliminate Speculation in Farm resentatiT.es wool-grow- into larger premises las'. September with a view to meeting iti increased buslr.cn. The-bank hid an authorized capital of two and a half million pounds. .The failure has not affected the financial situation here. J. B. MacAfee is chairman of the] bank's board of directors. The secretary of the bank said this afternoon that the failure of a for- eign exchange house in the United States- had placed the bank in its present situation. So far he could see all the de- positors would bfl paid in full, the secretary stated, and any losses would fall on the shareholders. The shareware of each, on which 30 shillings haie heen paid but he did not think that the big asset of three and one half pounda per share would have tc be called upon. (Continued on Pago Kivu.) Penrose Supports' Emergency Tariff Says There is No Difference of Opinion Among Republicans on the Measure ot the West Canadian Collieries to- day when John Anderson was dragged into the conveyor at the picking tables and was sa. badly hurt that he died soon after reaching the Blairmore hospital. John had only recently started work, being about 18 years of age. His father is an old time miner In the Pass and resides in Blairmore. A mother and sisters are also left to mourn, the untimely, death ot this young mau. iZITTO PRELIMINARY IS RESUMED TODAY ST. LOUIS. Jan. for es- tablishing a chain of co-operative mar- kets -ami purchasing agenctes. were I under consideration at the opening session of the tenth annual conveu- I tion of Farmers' Eriuity Union here today. Delegates assert the central i marketing arrangement offered the jhest opportunity for eliminating spec- ulation in farm products and would benefit both consumers and producers. The 'co-operative buying scheme, it was permits the farmers to obtain their supplies at reduced prices. All kinds of farm products handled through the central markets, according to tentative plans, but it is expected particular attention will be given to grain, livestock and dairy products. WASHINGTON, Jan. Penvose, chairman of the senate fin- ance committee, announced today he would support the house emergency tariff bill but. he hoped tor certain modifications of tho rates. The senator's announcement was made at the conclusion of the open- ing hearings ou tho measure by his committee. In a formal statement he said be desired to correct "a mis- understanding w.hich seemed to have gotten abroad concerning tho status of the so-called emergency tariff." He denied that there was any difference of opinion among Republicans upon this measure, Tbo senator sail' 'here was also an unwarranted imi of rivalry between tho east, with its manufactur-1 ing industries, and the agricultural j south and west as regards the emer- gency bill. Eastern sections were in lavor of adequate protection for the farming interests as well as any other industry, he said. JThers is really no difference of op- inion among Republicans upon this continued. "There have been those who thought that the tariff question ought to be taken up with tho general revenue question when a new congress met with a good working majority' in all branched. On the it is strongly and fairly contande-il that this measure rs an emergency one urgently needed by certain industries 'in the country, chiefly those of live- stock and agriculture. "I shall support this bill and do what I can to secure its passage at the present session ot he tdded. "It is my belief that the rates 111 bill should be modi- fied somewhat, and if the senate takes thli view. I sincerely hope that the houao will consetrt to these modifica- (Special to The perald) BLAIHMOKB, Jan. prelim- inary hearing of .the case of Rex vs Zitto charged with the murder of Mrs. Olive B.'McDonald will be resumed here this morning, when the victim's brother will be here from Cranbrook to give evidence as to statements made by Mrs. McDonald on her death bed. CONFESSES THAT HE MAN SUMMBRS1DE, P. B. I., Jan. George Louder of. Surnmerside has confessed to shooting Daniel Barry, an cripple of N.S., and Hon. Mitchell Coming for Bond Tender Opening Will Be in Lethbridge Friilay For L. N. Bond Meeting- Premier Can't Stay Playmg Ae Part Of Peacemaker DUBLIN, Jan. de Valera, "president of the Irish re- denies that the Irish Sinn is making peace overtures to England, says the Freeman's Journal in an exclusive forecast of De Valera's forthcoming manifesto. Speaking in behalf of the gov- ernment, De Valera is quoted as saying he would not turn a deaf ear ta proposals of the English government If they were based upon recognition of Ireland as an independent nation. When representatives of the British nation are prepared to meet representatives of the Irish'nation on an equal national footing, peace talk will be possible, the forecast of the manifesto continues. De Valera explains, adds the newspaper, that, his return from the United States wat necessary so that he might resume responsi- bility for the direction of the Sinn Fein, view of the arrest of Arthur Griffith, the founder of the prganlzatlon, and of Prof. Mac- Neil. In the manifesto De Valera it quoted as denying that he is under guarantees of protection from the British government and it la stated that the crown forces are searching for him and are anxious to place him under arrest. EXCLUDE O'CALLAGHAN FROM U. S. WASHINGTON, Jan. of Daniel J. O'Callaghan, lord nikyor of Cork, was ordered yesterday at ,Norfolk by a board of spe- claL Inquiry. O'Callaghan appealed from the ruling and the case eventually will be referred to the state department for decision as to whether it will waive the special passport regulation. GRANTS PAROLE TO CORK LORD MAYOR Wilson of the labor depart- ment announced today that he had granted parole to Lord Mayor O'Callagtian of Cork, detained at NewpBrt News by immigration authorities, on'his own recognition, pending decision as to ad- mission into the United State's. IN RA WAY Atlanta Line Cuts Off 50 Pei Cent Increases Electric Line Increases Wages ONTARIO STOVE MEN ASKED TO TAKE CUT REPENTANT KOS8 THIEF PAYS FOR THE NAG 44 YEARS AFTERWARDS RALEIGH; .N. c., Jan. pang of conscience, more than half a century overdue, netted W. C. Nanny of Rutherford county, yesterday. A. letter registered from Tennessee con- tilnei the money aud- the statement that horse thief who sent it had. sold a horse stolen from Nan- ny's father-in-law in 1876 for the amount transmitted. EDMONTON, Jan. C. R. Mitchell, provin- cial' treasurer, will attend the open- ing of the Lethbridge Northern irriga- tion bond sale in Lethbridge on Fri- Premier Stewart, who is going south to the formal opening of the Raymond agricultural college, will also.be in Lethbridge Saturday and will confer with Mr. Mitchell and the local irrigation board in regard to the results of thd sale. The above dispatch is believed here to be incorrect insofar as the presence of Premier Stewart in LethbriOge Saturday is concerned. It is under- stood Premier Stewart will he in setting fire to the oil-ssakod bed in' Lethbridge Friday noon to motor to which the body lay, according to i Raymond for tho official opening of the Halifax police department. Louder i (he schoo, agrlcultun alleges, the police say, .lhat he shot, has to hurry baek tha sa Barry in self-defense after he had for an app0jntment in E been threatened with a. revolver in the course of an argument over the payment of money owed by Louder. N. D. GOVERNOR SEEKS LEGISLATION, STATE-" OWNED COAL MINE HI3MAUCK, N. D., Jjn. nor Frazier, In his yes- terday to tho North Dakota legisla- ture, declared for a state-owned coal mine and included tho following rec- ommendations Increase in tax to speed up oayratnt of honuses to former soldiers." Making railroad and other corpora- tions operating in the state subject to state lawe and not to federal laws alone. Approval by North Dakota of the Great Lakcs-St. Lawrence ,watcrway scheme. Enieunent of. marketing laws to prevent gambling.lu grain. but that he same afternoon Edmouton Sat- unlay. POTATO "MILK" IS POWERFUL STUFF CHICAGO, Jan. raid on a cowless dairy on the outskirts of tho city yesterday resulted In the arrest of the owner and the seiz- ure of a dozen regulation milk cans the contents of which, ac- cording to members of the posse, was alcoholic liquor. "It's not cow's milk at said Deputy Sheriff Griffin, "it potato milk and it packed a kick like SO cows." 41 YEARS WITH I.C.B., CAR BUILDER DEAD VANCOUVEK. The death NBVv" YORK, occurred here Wednesday of David passengers on Italian Press Foresees Part It Will Play Between Britain i and France PARIS, Jan. Italian news- papers comment at length on the forth- coming of snpreme council at Paris, suya a Rome dispatch to the London Times and foresee that Italy will have to play the role of peace maker Li tween Great Britain and Prance, es- pecially on the question of German disarmament and the attitude of tha "allies toward Greece. With regard to the former Question, says the corres- -pomlent, undeniably the French pol- icy is meeting with frank criticism in thn Italian press. Premier Giolitti will probably not attend the meeting as the date of conference is likely to be the same as tiie opening ot the chamber to Jan- uary 26, in which case the foreisn minister will represent Italy. In Close Accord PARIS, Jan. Britain and France are In close accord relative to the subject of German disarmament and reparations, says the London cor- respondent of the Matin in discussing the meeting of allied premiers in thie city on January 19. He adds the Brit- ish cabinet still favors granting Ger- many some time in which to bring about the disbandment of civil guards, but has taken the attitude that the allies should demand immediate de- livery of all secret processes for the manufacture of explosives and poison gas. Newspapers here, in commenting upon the conference ot the premiers, express the belief that a complete agreement will IIP quickly reached, and declare there is no doubt that Britain shnres the views of Francs regarding the disarmament question, j Conference on Communications PARIS, Jan. Eric roond, secretary-general of the League of Nations, has called a conference. on communications and transit to be held at Barcelona. Spain, la'te in Feb-; rnary. This meeting will he held In: accordance with a decision-of the as-; sembly of 'he league at its recent meeting at Geneva and all members of the organization will be asked to: participate. Actual conditions regard- ing transpuriuiiuii be rxaininerl' and the meeting will attempt to find! some means of improving, the sltim- j tion which prevails at present. In j addition, an International convention' giivernlng the freedom of transit on navigable rivers and railroads will bo prepared anil the projected statute governing port3 will be framed, it la said.____________ SIR LOWER GOUIN GOES TO EUROPE Femie's Mayor Will Ron Again Mayor Henderson Ready For the Council's Last Meeting Tonight Robson and McDonald Are Sent Down For Assaulting Bar Tender (Special to the Herald) FERNIB, Jan. quietness which distinguished the Christmas festivities here, has continued into the new year and aside from the trial and conviction of two men named Robson and JlcDonald yesterday upon a charge of assaulting and .causing harm upon the person of a bartender at the King's Hotel, which engaged the attention of Judge Thomson, ot the county court, who pronounced them guilty and sent one of them, Robson dewn for one year and Mc- Donald for sii months, there has be'en no excitement, even in the city police court. New Year's Ball The new year was ushered in by tiie lovers of dancing at a ball givea in Victoria hall under the auspices of and for the Boy Scouts. v (Ffony Our Own Correspondent) "FERNIS, Jan. the time for the civic elections draws near ripples JThis proved to be a raosl popular func- of rumors begin to float. It is ex-1 tion, drawing a crowd which filled the peeled-that Mayor Henderson will hall to overflowing, rendering _dancmg stand for re-election and if so he A large sum was realized for the scouts and everybody stayed to the end of- the night. The Sunday school teachfera and should command the support of a large portion of the ratepayers of the town, The last meeting of the present council will be held in the city hall to- i other members of Christ Church held morrow night at which time a state- I their Christmas tree entertainment in ment of the financial affairs of the Hawthorn's hall on Thursday night ally will" bo submitted aud at a later and tho hall was crowded with meeting in the Grand Theatre this happy throng of children each of report will be made public and pro- whom received some remembrance posed candidates will be given un op- j from their teachers and friends, portunity to make known their pro- j poeals as to the next year's conduct of civic affairs. With everybody wishing everybody S else a prosperous and happy new i year, the candidates will begin- the j happiness by telling how they al-e the ones to accomplish the happy con- dition for all, especially for those who support them. 0 RACE SUICIDE IN FERNIE; ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOLS SO PROVES RAYMOND'S MAYOR Jan. the Cretic, White 83 who for 41 yihrs com; which lailad yesterday for, Genoa via nected with tho Inter-Colonla! Rail- Azores and Gibraltar were Sir Lomcr way at I lady GiHiia. (From Onr Own Correspondent) FERNIB, Jan. public and j schools are again in full swing" j with an addition of over seventy juv- j en lies to thu rolls. Double shifts have jbeen instituted and still an additional iroom has to be provided to ;iccommo- date the increase There is no such thins as race" this prolific conimijnity. VOK woni.t; FEIINIE BANK MANAGER, HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED (Frrnn Our Own CorreKpoiiCnnt) FERNIE. .fail. C. A Uonnal- lie. manager u-vthc Dank oi'.Cir.nmeiys nm-c hppn to Vancou- ver ami Fernie will loose one of her I b-sst sportsmen whon ho guur, away. During Mr. Honnallie's stay fccre aa I manager of the he has won I many friends and ia leaving an p.nvl- able record as a business man with whom all have been well DIES AS WIFE'S FUNERAL BEGINS BATAVIA. N. Y., Jan. tin C. Lyter, 90 years old, died yestercUy as funeral service of his wife waa about to begin. The service was .postponed and a double funeral for two will be held todav. FITZGERALD, Ga., Jan. wage reduction equal to fifty per ceut. o. ail increases granted since 1917 is an nouncetl by the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad. And an Increase ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. uiotorraen, maintenance of way men, shopmen and workers in the cat mrns of the Georgia Railway and Power company have been granted a two centa an hour increase in wages The increase affects 1200. men. Ask Stovemen to Cut TORONTO, niainu'ac turers of the province have asked UK iron moulders' union to accept a re- duction in wages on agreements which exist between the several and the union, it was learned in Iocs! labor circles last night. The reduction which the employees of tiie McClary company are said tc have accepted amounts to 12 I-H poi ceut. on the ellsting wage rates. A Strjke Injunction CHICAGO, Jan., injuneeiot restraining SOO machinists from spiring to interfere with the operation of the American Can Company's plants in Maywood and Chicago is ii force today. The machinists of plants- went on strike in sympathy with the machinists of the American Can com- pany's shops at Kansas City and fifty- other places, who aro demanding a closed shop. Pullman Conductors Claims CHICAGO, Jan. car conductors yesterday presented their claims for an increase in ware. proiimating ten per cent, and better- ment of worlltng conditions before the United States labor board. Pullnmn company officials are opposing the re- quest on the ground that wages al- ready have reached tho pcr'.t. Forget Spending Orgy BOSTON, Jan." aud In- dustry generally well benefit by thu present commercial letup, said Charles Schwab, chairman of the Bethlehem Steel corporation at the annual din- ner of the Massachusetts Bankers' as- sociation last night. He called the slackening of trade a lesson in econ nmy that eventually would stabilize business and bring about a firm basis for prosperity. Employers and workers wore, told to wipe out of their memory the orgy 'of spending through which they had passed recently. Vote Against Reduction DETROIT. Jan. men oi the city lines of the Detroit United Railway Ihia morning voted 1334 to 6 against accepting a wage reduction of 20 per cent. Company officials said today they expected the differences would" be adjusted by arbitration. A reduction of approximately 20 per cent, for all employees other than platform men was announced yester- day. GOVERNMENT PARTY NAMES CANDIDATE TO OPPOSE BURNHAM PETERBORO, Jan. Denne. was the unanimous choice of tho National liberal and Conserva- tive convention here tonight as the government candidate in the West Peterboro bye-election. This ensures at least three candidates in the Held. Corbett Campbell is the U.F.O. nom- inee and J. H. Durnhara, who is re- sponsible for the vacancy in the rid- ing because of his resignation will run as an independent Conservative can- didate. The independent labor party will meet tomorrow night to select a candidate and the Liberals will fol- low later. H is said R. R. Hull, ex-M.P., can have the Liberal nomination if he will accept. He will, however, prob- ably decline the honor and G. N. Gor- don, is-likely to be chosen. 1'remier Meighen and Hon. Hugh Guthrle will aililrcss a meeting here Monday next in support of .the government candidate. CANADIAN TOBACCO GROWERS WANT TARIFF RETALIATION AGAINST U.S. ULENHEIM, Ont., Jan. a well-attended meeting of the tobacco growers held hero last night, peti- tions wero circulated and largely sign- ed asldni; the government to impose on American tobacco coming into Canada a similar duty to that imposed on Canadian tobacco by the American government. J. W. Ooghill, president of the Canadian Tobacco Growers' as- sociation, urged the growers to hold out and not take lower prices ftr their crop. He read a letter from tha rep- renentatin of an English firm lhat there Is market ovarseas for hujr: quantities of Canadian tobacco il it tg properly graded.