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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta -VOLUMtiXUL SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBWDGE, ALBERTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 22 IRRIGATION No Sympathetic Strike sell Case But Alberta Labor" Will Tell Government Where it Stands CONVENTION HEARS BOTH VETERANS AND TEACHERS In Effect Feb. 15 Superintendent of; the R., Lsth- bridge irrlgatlon'-belt, who Is doing much lo fdraiieti: the of irrigation in this district IBy Canadian I'rtJw TVlrt) OTTAWA. Jan. order o! the board of cftniinerca, flxjnc the1 profits otvcl6lhlera at cent.; on sifts roiling less than (25 and per costing orer that amount, will not be-: come effective Feb. 35.: During'hearlae of the objections' of tho Ottawa clothiers to the pro-' posed order this morning, Chair- man Robson, of the board, gave a verbal ruling, extending until Feb. 15, the tlinp which clothiers throughout Canada must tend in replies lo tha questionnaire of the board respecting their buslnen. Tbls action was taken by the board in or-Jer to give clothiers full opportunity of stocktaking at the season of the year when stock- taking is the ar- it i. Sons board Prt? W making' of' month, Mplatned that the provia- which the are suspended llei wlthla IiMif final to com-; plain to In regard to any case of profits and such complalots-fjllll b4 InvesUgale'ii, During hearing morn- ing exte ns Ion of t !me was tia proposal was put'forward; on B-jhalf of Ottawa merchants, itkat: -profits on all classes. of fgoodj should he con- fined cent. In Ottawa. It .both pre-war' and. was to advance the price by approximate- ly 50 per orer cost. (Special to Hie t-'rsl4) -CALGARY, Jan. the trial and. of 11. B. Riissell, of Winnipeg, for .'encouraging and as Bistlng'ln: a .sympathetic .strike has demonstrated that tte government: ot Canada'ara'determined to. use evfirv means in their power'to prevent labor from exercising Us economic powers, and; "Whereas, tha Elrike as a. weapon of detence'lf surrendered by labor must, ultimately.-reduce labor.Co a state of! servility; Le thbridge' s Irrigation 1 Belt Produced at Rate of per Acre in Past Year of Labor Inform .the provincial and federal governments lhat this body will not recognize any law that'pro- hllills the right of the workers to strike s'ymp'athettcally or otherwise, and Dominion Trades and Congress he-requested to take a similar on -behalf of the whole Canadian labor a fur- ther'requeit'be mode to'Ihe "effect lhat tlie'governmenls so amcud the a manner that would remove any.doab1 of ine legality of labor's'action' in so itpingv and Jncomln'g "executive to organized labor bodied to this This wag'thc outcome1 of a prolonged andi at tlirtesraiiimaled discussion'of a by the TradeJ been falli wed. hjr. ;Ajer.-. M.b_A. i, end -dilK convention. Ill tho original (hat adopted. .The Cnlgary proposal was that the Federation uso fort to persuade- tha Trades Labor Congress. and other allied organs lo vifgaulzG ,_a national protest against Iho denial of the to engage in a sympathetic strike, .the protest, If ne- cessary, to take the form ;of-'a genera! strike for a- specified time. Committee DTjagreed 'i'ne committee on resolutions bad recommended Ihe deletion of Ihe last ulauce.of tho Calgary proposition, and to insert in' thereof tho follow- ing: "That this convention ask the Trades and Labor Congress1 to obtain lees! opinion on tho slat? of tho laws, provincial and federal, reapp.ct- lug tho right of labor to strike, sym pathetic and direct anil in the cvenl of opinion being adverse lo labor, lhat a draft bill he drawn up for better protection of labor, said bill to be .submitted to memcrshlp of local un- ions for approval." Mr. Koss pointed out th'at he was not in accord wit h tho principle ot sympathetic strikes, and ho did -not desire lhat (his resolution ho associ- ated with Russell's, but with llio fundamental principles of labor's right to strike. On Ibo other six countst on which'Kus'sell had been convicted, he was not In a poalllon lo doubt Ihe findings nf the court. Ho did not favor passing tia buck lo the Trades and.Labor Congress, which executive body was responsible to tie dictates of its animal convention and not sarily to the ranX and Hie. The Con- gress waa not'an altogether raprcsen- Delegate Roper, of Udrponloh, whose amendment was ultimately adopted, the fact'that in the flarly days the courts had declared labor unions themselves an Illegal body, hut (hat they ..had.disdained '.to recognise Ibo ruling arid had grown in strength' and ultimately .received recognition. He believed that the docuion render- ed in Winnipeg should bo likewise dis- regarded. .Oppom.Political Strike DolBfato rarmllo declared that Isbor would plnco ilsolt in tho name .position as thoso on trial In Wli ri which would not ho Industrial fiction, and would tnko on a political phase. The main charges against Ihe prisoner! wero not that they took part in a gympalhctle strike, hut he- cauie of conspiracy. Labor would not euffer because of Iho ruling of in Worst Year in History of Southern Al- Conditions Had Their Effect on Irrigation Fanning Too, But Result is Satis- factory NevertheleiB. at SUPT. SAM G. PORTER TELLS INTERESTING FACTS d'vinon of C.P.R. had had crop _ In would have bun the state of In Leth Bridge Sunny Southern-Alberta now nt the beginning of the new The quejiion is prompted by a eompilrtlon production on' the Lethkrldge Irrigation' belt of the C P R show ng that prpdUction on an area of seres under. Irrigation per acre in a year which is generally conceded to have been the worat in thu history of Southerp.Alberta's farming industry. The figures. article were gathered by the' Herald. with" the kind Sam G Porter, superintendent of the C.P.R. Lethbridge irrigation belt and ar> as authentic can possibly be secured. In fact, if anytp'tng they err on the side of conservatism for the .reason that, in view of ths high prices prevailing .for produce of all kinds; an effort has been made to yield estimates as close- to possible. The figure of aross return per acre is therefore low, if anything, and many instances could be quMed where production yield- ed as high as per acre on potato and garden truck crops, on alfalfa and on wheat. FOR NEXT FRENCH PRESIDENT PARIS, Jan. 7.-T-CommentInj! on the date presidential this morn- Jng's newspiilers agree. that t Premier Clemeheeau wlU be the neit president ofFrance, 'despite the (act that there has acknowledge- ment ot hlsfacceptance of the Ministers of Drury Cab- inet Will Meet Grit Opposi- tion No Matter Where They May Run. WAR TO THE KNIFE IS DECLARED AT CAUCUS (By Ctnadlan Press L.eued TTJre) TORONTO, Jan. Is to be war to with the seat- feu ministers of the Ontario gov- ernment when .they seek election to the legislature, to a caucus of Liberal members decided yeiter-" day. The caucus was held In the parliament buildings, In the old opposition offices, and all the To- ronto Liberal members, as well a. number-of. members from other placet, were present. It Es understood that -the ent situation-with regard to Pre- mfcr Drury, Attorney-General Ritr.ey and Hon. Manning Dohertyj minister of agriculture, not hav- ing .seats. In the legislature and .apparently making little or no progress. In the matter of 'Ing seats, was discussed at some length and no sympathy was shown to thft government for of affairs. fact that the premier was waiting for the turn of Secretary J. J. Morrison ot the Untte'd Farmers from tha farmers', convention In Winnipeg settle the question an premier and his two colleacuei thould run anci. whtn. was commenced on. with able' Impatience. Each of the three ministers'will meet Liberal opposition wherever >nay se'elc 'electibh. wa.s the'decisioh "o'f Ihc caucus. MISSING WITH A'MILLION LOSI LIVES AMBROSE SMALL Canada's millionaire theatrical propri- etor, vho is reported missing since early in December. Ho left his home In Toronto alter completing "the Ealo of his interests" nndUas not been heard of since. (Continued on Page-Six) Anderson Declares Lethbridge Scheme Is Entirely Feasible; Cost Estimate Low EDMONTON, out- come of a conference between the Alberta cabinet ministers and George G. Anderipn, the Los An- flelcE, Csjlfj Irrigiitfon expcrtt is that Mr. hn been aaked to prepare an official report on for to the legltlature. He will begin on this at once and will probably remain here until "the work IB dene. The Irriflation wheme in the northern dUtrlct v.'as entirely feasible, Mr, Andcr- ion stated at the conference, and he had satisfied himscTf that ade- quate water supply was avnllable. He had found the survey work al- ready done by the Dominion gov- ernment to have been carried out with great carefulness accur- acy, but the estimate of cott thst been currently accepted, largely on local and unofficial au- thority, he believed to be consid- erably under the amount that would actually, be required. British Railwayman Are Likely to Reject Offer of Government Purmer; Ontario Premier Nam- ed For International Board p ortant to' I rriga- tionisls PflLiraiFELO Will fie Unit for "People's" Gov- ernment When the Time Comes Irrigation devclopniciU in Southern Alberla depends to a very large ex- tent upon the decision of'lho Inter- national Waterways 'Commission con- cerning tho division of water between the United States and Canada. Since tho appointment of Mr.' P. D. Mig- nault, K.C., one ot the members, lo the Supreme.Court of Canada, the ac- tivities of this commission have been curtailed to matters of routine, it hc- impossible to deal with highly im- liortant international problems until Mr. Mignault had been replaced. Those Interested in tho development of irri- gation In Southf.ra Alberta have been urging (lie gGi'ernrneilt for Rome time Ip hurry nlong'lhc appointment I List Completed and Division Be Made Today Paris. Reports (By Canadian Leased BRANDON, into federal or bi'ith, is undoubtedly. Jhe.nararhouiv n uv MWI w In challenging the riillne'hy lli'o dlroct Io consider the bl Uie gov- Delegate of Iho Trades Council declared lhat the orig- inal resolulfcn dealt only wllh Ihe fostering of sy.nipalhelic s.lrlkcs, and not with Russell's conviction on sev- eral olher counts, Thcro WM no At- force a national strike, but a national protest, which, if disregard- ed, should result In a general strike. Lethbridge Man's View Delegate MacNabb, of ap'rewed the opinion thai an appeal The appnlntmenls are hlade by virtue of an Inlernnllonal treaty and that is Ilia reason thai the ratification ot Ihe Imperial authorities Is necessary, though It Is only n matter of form. 'C. A. Magrnlh, ex-M.P., formerly of i Lelhbrhlge, is Ibe chalrma'i of 'Ihe [Canadian conirnlssloii. Tho Unileil n J Slales r.tKO hr.3 Uiroo members. of, pherp of optimism seemed lo have representatives of tha two counlrics Ihe rallwaymon, who mot here today supplanted tho feeling of pessimism and act ns a court In the ft few days ago. It con- scuiemcnl of differences over the In ernment with regard to a aettlemcnt render ralhcr than embarrass. Tha Netherlands government, but it Is authoritatively rOiUrled he will rely on tho prelection of Holland and her honor tho allied demand. Only Ihe erstwhile kaiser and his closest nrlvisors know definitely his plans, but unless he changes his mind, It Is learned, ha Is determined to scttlo down to life at Doom, where house is bftlng rushed to completion. More workmen Were Bent from hero to sldered possible lhat there might bo waterways. an attempt lo re-open negotiations i llk toe government And tiltiniitcly of the wage dem'apds of workers In the lower adjourned unlit lo- vuo KUICIIUUUUI.