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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIIL TWELVE PAGES ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1920 TWELVE PAGES Majority of Unions Against GoTenuneat Ofi'er Bat Vote of Members May Tril Different Story TERMS NOT FINALLY REJECTED AS YET (Br C.MiUn, PrtM Wire) LONDON. Jan. In tlw. rwuntptlwi of the rallwiy- men'i conference today cen- und whether the men will declare another or proceed with a ballet of the mem- of the unions sflect- the offe.r of of the wage demands. The decliratlen of J. H. Thomae, general aecretary of the National flalfwaymenV lact nljht made'it plain a. of the-local unions were prepared to refute the propos- als. It' uncertain, hotwever. whether a vote of Individual mem. would give a similar result and It la believed that whatever ai.jy.reautt of today's meeting, Jt wiir not rieeewarily mean the total and final rejection of terms. NUMBER 23 RECOVER COLUE champion collie of America, which ires mistlni; for some montli, has been found in Ilieh Pavk, Toronto, in a state of ivild- his maater, Mr; Mexican 'Quake Death Toll Will Reach Two Thousand Doubtful if Total Number Of Victims Will Ever Be Reached (By Canadian Press X.frascd Wire) MEXICO CITY, Jam Reports from towns and Tillages In tha areas devastated ,by.earthquake shocks last Saturday .night bring .the death list to an appalling flgurei-wbUe.no adequate estimate'of the. damage'tone can he ob Uin ed in' the' ertraordiha ry condit- lois prevailing--1 Further Contracts Likely Soon, And After That Bonuses Be Paid (Br Canafilin Press TVIr'e) WIN-MPEO, Jan 8 morning carries' the following from an Ottawa correspondent: That: further contracts Trill be let for the'construction of ships lor the Canadian mercantile marine to bring Ihe total number of vessels up to 70 and that thereafter shipbuilding yards be assisted by bonus, is predicted here as a result, of a conference held' by the-government and representa-1 tire shipbuilders-this morning. Al- ready contracts have been let for 601 ahfps, over a acore of which are I BOW In. commission. When the arm is; tlce declared the contract price WM J199.50 a ton; It has now dropped V.'C'M ,Th9 'or ihlphulldlng -was about and ot this has teen eipcnded The French government baa desired rer some time to have somo ships kullt In Canada. A credit of 125 000 000 waj loled for trade with that coun- It Is .possible that this may be diverted for shipbuilding purposes on guarantee of the French govern- from Indiv- idual giving a score or 10 of deaths, the total Ion ot life reported Is now about with every prospect that the figures be Increased, indeed 'the exact 'number at dead ever t Dlipatchej from the stricken eatimats the damage done, uoj- they accurate lists of On the other hand, they do not deny reports ofthe -disappearance of one village, too --i otal destractlon ot several others and the flooding ot several towns by waters pouring.down mountain: streams. Fragmentary advices received here would, moreover, seem to indicate that the toll OL death would mount above drat estimates. It is said the village of Saltlllo has heen.vlrtualljj.desfroy- _cd and thftc 55 bodies were recovered from the ruins on Tuesday. Thirty bodies have been taken from the Pes- cados river at 'Apazam, 'Piiebla Viejo and San Carlos. Dispatches from spec- ial correspondents in the earthJquake section, while lacking in specific.: de- tails, tell of the pitiable plight of-sur- vivors of the disaster, many of whom AWtyrta Legislature .17 1 annual session of the Alberta legislature will be convened in Edmonton on Feb. was reached at a cabinet meeting thk aftenikjpn and announced by Premier Stewart this afternoon. No decision was reached regarding the speak- Slants Jazz, Midrjght Canon Shatford at Montreal De- precates Modern Age .Tenden- dea which Strike'at the- Very Roots' of Home Ufe. aii. of tbe'-northcrn-.'dlstrlcl 6f Women's Christian Temperance Union, in' [be church yesterday, o[ SI.; James' The Apostle .church, .escor- night the con- versiqn of nigh't-lnto and the hn- iriodesty whlchi -ho declared, charac- terized contemporary society. in the present'crisis, Le said, wjrnan hpWs and Upon lier largely devolves.tho responsibility for its' successful, pusige. Speaking of.-: Vcmeu's activities' in Shitford re- garded tne-domestic Bphtre'as grave aggravatw'by the increasing prev- uleiico of living in flats and apartments, a. mode ol living which, ho said, cuts at the roots family ff G. .t. OTTAWA' IS APPROVED I Looks Fairly Definite 1 JTake Place in French Foreign Office PARIS, Jan. of ratifications of the peace treaty with Germany will take place on the .coming'Saturday, Jut. 10, it now seemt certain. The supreme council today fixed this date for trie ceref.io'ny and decided that it should 'be held' In the French for- eign, office..... Premiere to Confer Jan. Lloyd George and Nitli left this morning for Paris, where they will confer vith Premier Oemenceau of "France. Arthur J. Balfour, former secretary for'foreign affairs; A. lionar Law, government leader in the house vt commons; Earl-Curzon, of Kedleston. secrelary for foreign affairs; Edwin Montagu, secretary for India; Baron Birkenhead, lord.chancellor; Ed- mond parliamentary aec- retary to the treasury, and Sir George lost their homes and. are Hying In -the' the PfaVV. endSffthe mnOiM'tt measures, are -gradually fak- ,the Grand Trtwk.: RallWaV an-ia fund ity, foreign colonies.'making al byr the gorernor.itfcouncil Hilributlona. Military eiped- of an aereement between the are gradually fak- ing In this ci liberal contributions. Military llfons. with- ambulances, Doctors "and supplies .coriirlbuted by Individuals, rounlcinallUes and 'the government have been sent tricts. of. an agreement between the'- Gracd ;TrunIv company, and the was made today that the agree-" ment had been approved..- MARTIAL LAW IN CATALONIA PARIS, Jan. law has Catalonia, to a dis- patch to tho Matin. Stirling Man Sells Heifer at A Fancy Price Ellia Clipper, a pure bred helf- ir reghrttnd number 12IW, tred from the pun imported bull, by A. M, Steed, or Stlrilnj, been told by him fer the aum of The eurxhieer John M. Southward, of La- BUYS EX-KAISER'S YACHT ZURICH, Jan. Oer- hian aportsman has the yacht owned by former Emperor WlllUm of Oennany, paying: narks for the craft, it is learned here. E Over Last Year Increase Faster Than Exports JjONDON, Jan. board of trade figures for 1919 show that im- ports increased and ports Increased principal Increases in imports were food, and raw materials, including and wool, h The chief in eiports were coal and' manutaclured ar- ticles including cotton textiles and woollen tei- tlles O SAN FRANCISCO CHOSEN WASHINGTON, D. Jan. Francisco was select- ed by tha democratic Nat- lonal commlttco' In "sesr.lon here, as the plice for tho conven- Hon. :jghcJ2S, was fued the convention date. Raymond Hears Plan For Central System; Ellison .Company Offer the manager of Iho com- AVMMMl .Tall in nllntl _i__ _ RAYMOND, Jan. In ml.nil the utilizing of every ounce! of pdwer generated and avoiding leakage of. power now existing at the- Eljiscln1 Milling company's plant bcf'o, Ocorgo Must Keep Sugar Price 16c or Under Dominion Parliament TOre) n has been offic- ially called for Thursday, February 26th; address in reply to the speech from the throne, it is exited, will be Tt ,y Cronyn' MP> for London, ana seconded by Alexander McGregor, member for Pictou, N..S. Writs are to be issued in due course for iKe'electoral districts of Kamouraska and Temiskammfj, ivbere vacancies (By Canadian Tress Wire) OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 8.-V The' Board of Commerce, in a public statement on the sugar situation In Canada, rufea that faced with' the immediate proipect of 18 cents augar In Canada from the "New Crop" it will hold that of augar at higher than 16.ccnta a pound, Include unfair The and taya the board, will have mutually to a.-rsrtge that for a period of Itiree months the retail price Can be kept at a price not higher than 16 LIKELYSPEAKER Jan. session of tha Alberta legislature Is t thought llkoly to bo ajoog one, and the members should be able to get back home in gotf.1 for tho spring work, always provided that some unexpected delay does not de- velop. The appointment of a ntw ot tha House will bo withheld for a fow ilays. It Is generally un- derstood lhat It will go to C. S, Plngle of Medldne Hat, but definite decision will be mado shortly by Prem- ier Slcwart lo whom the matter, nftor pany, has laid before the town coun- cil a novel scheme for the heating of Raymond's business houses and resi- dences. It Is an innovation but it ap- pears, to have many ottraclive tea- tu'fea.. Tho proposal was presented at the council meeting last night, Secretary Klmball being instrucled by the council lo inform Mr. Orcen tbat (hey were ready to go Into tho ques- tion more thoroughly wjth him. Mr. Green made application lo Ihe council for Ibo passage of a bylaw au- thoritlng him to lay a pipe line or lines.from Ihe mill through lown for tho purpose.of conducting water for and other purposes. On the face of it the proposal ap- peared scarcoiy Sir. Grcoti is thoroughly convinced that it caa be .operated successfully. Ceriainly it suggests an economical system of municipal healing both in'timo and money. Mayor Pack and the members of Ibo council are keenly interested in the proposition nnd they are willing and.rcady to listen further lo details. A conference belween (ho council and Mr. Green is now being arranged. '-At-the same meeting Mr. Oreon ap- plied for permission to run a pole line frora tho Ellison mill to tho new school.of agriculture for (he purpose Of comlucllng elcclrical energy to that Institution. Tho KlUscri coiii- pmy has the contract with tho pro- vlnclsl government to supply Ilio scbod with electricity. The councfl was not In a position to act, It was pointed out, as they wore not euro: of their ground. Tho concession Hid dell were- of Lloyd George's parly. Vittorio Scialola, Ital- ian foreign minister, with bis staff, ac- A Brillsh destroyer1'escorted'; their {he Direct rve'siotlatibna Impossible'' HOMfij Jaii." GIprn'aie d'ltal- la, iilca 'suggested ill some quarters that tho Adriatic ques- tion be 'set't'Icd' negotiations between. and Jugo-Slavia, says 'no-'cq'n'fijenco in such r. sciieme. Italians ii'ohl this view, the newspaper says', because'we know the exaggerated] c'lairos our adversaries liave absurd preten- tlons wliibh' tho feel- ings, and the rights of Italy in such'a'.way that.It is Impos- to.dlscusn them. Delegate Christie Made Charge That Unrest Was Due to Miners Have Thosuands in Banks, But Charge of Radicalism A. F. of L. Convention Edmonton (Sp'Clnl to The Herald) CALGARY, Jan. refut- ing the imputation that miners In general ware making fabulous sums of money, Delegate'Donald McNab of Lethbrldg'e, -a't. this afternoon's session.of, the. Alberta Federation of. Labor, took 'Issue with the allegation of Delegate Christie that ninety, per cent: of the disorder among the miners was due to the foreign element. Tho clash camo as .a result of the report presented by Walter Smitten, federation representative; on tlio pro- vincial commission r to inquire into the COR! mining Industry. It'was not to be denied, according to tho brldge delegate, that there were min- ers who had Ihousaiids to ihelr credit In the banky-but tbcse were foreigners, liad no families, hero, and they had no. Intention of perman- ent residence. No ot workers bad had as many commissions! Inves- tigating conditions bur'fro in results altalned they had gooiU'cause for ex- pmltnmnls 9'gii_a3; comnils- slons_ They could not's'ccijrcf redress through these channels ;umi the out- look was not hopeful, until .the Intel- ligence of the wago earner reaches a higher plane to administer these tilings for themselves arid.not through commissions. Uo.suupa'rted. the reso- lution' that the report to the miners' unions with r'ccomTnenda- tlons that action thereon-be forwarded to the federation. contended that he -found the foreign clement in the to be 0 K with some p'a'r'lcularly bright men amung-ilicnil No -Wobbliea. aV'Bankhea'i 'President' Wheatlby' stated h'fs 'ex- perience .was-lbat thB-fprpign clement In meetiags .ivcie negres- ucatcil by the English speaklns'meni- RGHJIM Recent Duties Will Be Resisted Mny Forbid Exportation' JIBX1CO CITV, Jan. S.-rl'elrolciilii proilncers in tho Tamplco field have formed a combination, 'pledged not lo ray recent duties prcsl- jdontinl decree, according to Ca- brera, aDcrclary of Hie, In- whom woro printed Couirts' of Manitoba Will Decide Whether it Has Price Fix- ing Powers (By Canadian Press Leased Wire) lest case ill tbo courts of Manitoba, tho result of which shall, determine whether the Dominion board of commerce shall conllnue to function as a court or cease operations Ihrcngtj lack, of legnl be begun in a few days. The test case la a result of iho Crescent Creamer company, ot Winni- peg, challenging tlie right of tho board of commerce lo Interfere with Us op- eration and ilio acceptance ot tho chal- lengo by tlio Ward. Tho Crescent Creamery company, it (In- cllnes-to bo guided by a niliiig of the board.. It takes iho position, that a federal tribunal such as tbo board has not jurisdiction or authority over buoi- noai or commerce, which has HE origin and completion snlely within a sin- glo province. position, If sustain- ed by the conrU, would obviously menu tbat the board's nower would bo roducedvlo consetiuenlly. Icrviows with hero- today. "This is tlio only'' conlrlbulloK lev- ied by Iho trado Iicforo tbo oil tho secretary is quoted, "If it Is not paid, exportation con be pre- vented and if International friction arises, Mexico will have right on her side." the board has promptly picked up the tho cabinet lion, referred, iho Mayor Pack presenled lo tho coun- cil mother proposed offer lo the Elli- son Milling company for the pumping o! trio liiun'cijml .Wilier supply by electricity. This Is a his been engaging the! attention of the council for some mSnths. Every effort to reach a silljfaclory agree- ment thus far has MM. The latest offer, tho one submitted last b> Slayor Pack, and the 6ne which will be submitted lo Mr. Green by the works and property committee, miy be briefly .slated as com- pany to Ins'tal pump and build pipo lino and Ihe lown lo an Interest on tho invealment and niset price po-r kjlownt hour for Hie power. Ing lhat .tbo company must not 'soil Its milk iver io cents a quart. The outcome of (lie caso will ho awaited with the grealost of Inlerest by tbe enllre counlry. Tho board of commerce has also in- court proceedings against A, Toronto, of the P. A. Fish Coal company, and tho Hanlon Con! company, of Toronto. The charge is that they took advantage of the re- cent United Stales miners' strike to unduly Increase the price of coal. Fish, It appears, purchases coal In toft United-' States for {7.M. He sold It to the Hanton company, of which ho Is a illroctor, for anil tho Hanlon company re-solil some of it to a To- ronto mnn for a ton. KSSIIYOFIIFE