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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETmrniPGI! DAILY HERAL: WEilNESDAY. JANUARY 12, 1M1 THI LETHIHIOOE HIMALO MINTING. COMPANY. LIMITED I Ml ttrMt atutfl. LlVartdlt. Albtrtl W. A. BUCHANAN Pwldtnt Mltiu'.nc Director JOHN TORHANCB Mftfttiw tliwkw Audit Burwi of Circulations SublcrlptlM Hilei: Dt'lr, delivered, per -sl Dally, by mall, per Daily, br mall for S months........ Dilly br Jiiut. 2 months........... WMMJ, mall, l-JJ W lull. jxir to U.S... 2.00 THE ELECTION IN WEST PET EH BO F1O West Petcrboro promises to be the scene of at lively an election cam- paign as that which took place in Batt Elfin' some weeks ago. .In straight jight, with protection made chief Paterboro would a gathering such as held OB Monday much was gained In brlnftlnc city and country tngetb.fr. It served to show that periodical banquets of Iho kind, during year Instoad ot only once a year, will tend to great benefit, in the furtherance of "set- together" opportunities. Do You Know? likglr raturn supporter ot the Gov- urr.mwit. The bulk ot the population is in the' city of Peterhoro, a large in dmtrial centre. The rural population j is considerably in the minority. It true, however, that the farmers and HELPLESS HORSES A pathetic sight in the streets to- day, with the slippery condition they ire in, is the staples of helpless horses whose owners have not shown the consideration their animals de- serve in having their hoofs sharp-shod. In other cases the horses are not even shod. The omission of making provision for enabling horses to get a firm grip of the slippery strcois is s cruelty to these animals, which no true lover of horses, or ot any other animals, should be guilty of. But It would ap- pear, when the sight of horses floun- dering along is seen, that there are TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Who are the n.embors of the Dominion Who are the members of Government? 3. How does the water of Canada compare with the V. S. and European countries? 4. Ir. the largest university in world? 5. Wnat was the revenue of Can- ..in In the flrst year of Oonfedor.- certain 'individuals who are callous to what in the circumstances must be hardship which the animals un labor, 'combined, in the Ontario elec- tions a year ago, elected a labor can- didate in a three cornered fight, by a considerable majority. Up until 1904. West Peterboro had been almost consistently Conserva- tive. In 1904 ami 190S the Liberals carried the city. In 1911 J. H. Burn- ban was elected by a very close ma- jority over the late Hon. J. R. Strat- ton, and in 1917 Mr. Burnham was re- elected by a tremendous majority. Burnham is an erratic individual. He.pretends to be an out and out Conservative, but he is more ot a crank than anything else. It is hardly llkaly that he will poll a very large number of votes in the coming elec- tion, ..as the electors, in his constitu- ency have become more or less dis- gusted with the attitude he has taken in of Commons. It would appear that there are like- ly to be, about half a dozen candidates la the leld. That makes it all the difficult for the Government candidate to be confident of victory. Undoubtedly the Liberal candidate will declare himself in favor of a pro- tective tariff, and if he does, and the farmer and labor vote is divided, as Is to be the case, with a candidate -each in the Held, he a very good chance of winning. What- ever support Mr. Burnham gets will come from the Conservatives, and his candidature, therefore, will dam- age the Government candidate more than anybody else. If the Liberal! are united behind their .nominee they ought to win the city. Another bye-election will take place shortly In York County, New Bruns- wick, on account of the death of the sitting member, Li-Colonel jJMcLs York County, with one or two exc tions, has been Conservative since Confederation. Apart from tbe city of Fredericton, it is largely rural, and it is possible a farmer's candidate may make the results there ad un certainty. THE FARMERS AT THI B. OF T. BANQUET Test the farmers are not only, as they are well said to be, the backbone of Ihe country but, as it applies to the farmers of Southern Alberta, was denoted In the splendid skewing they made at the Board o ca.no.uet In the speeches made, were pointed by the outstand- which clothed the There was stead- Tdere Is, we believe, in the city, an awociation ot the nature of the Blue Society, whoso special function Is to concern itself with suffering ani- mals. If we are right in this, then there U ample scope for its activity In regard to teeing that horses are to equipped that they can move along the roads with ease and con- fidence instead ot having, as in many a needless ftarsomeness put into them, with consequent suffering. Apart from any institution in the city whose province it is to prevent anything in, the shape of cruelty to animals, it ahouM 'be a humane, if not a necessary, duty of the police to take action so that the dumb seen on our streets be spared any- thing of the suffering which slipping about on the streets entails. It ii only right that the police should see that the hoofs of horses are so attended to that they can negotiate with security the streets. SOUTH AFRICAN tlou? What was the capita value of the total trade.? 1. TUESDAY'S What was the former name of 2 When did Kritlih Columbia en- ter Confederation? When was. the first through train on C. P. R. Montreal to Vancouver? 4. What is a gyroscope railway? 6. What was the- former .name of the Hawaiian Islands? 6. To whom do belong'; ANSWERS 1. Bytown. 2. July 30, 18-78: 3. June 38, 1886. 4A railway with a single Hne ot rails, ou which the 'car'it kept erect by the steadying power of'a pair of aeavy gyroscopes or rotat- ing in oppoilte at a very high velocity. The Sandwich (stands. After the deposing of Queen ing intelligence utterances made. fast faith shown in Southern Alberta In the Intelligent understanding of 1U problems with the whereby they could be satisfactorily solved. In regard to the possibilities ahead, provided they are intelligently graap- ed, with the intelligent application of methods to ensure the realization of rosy anticipation, the farmer speakers at the banquet, on Monday night, bree'hed that cheery optimism which ia invaluable, In that It is built on a rock of intelligent faith. Without appearing to draw any in- Ti-JInns distinctions, it can be said that the speecnei, ir.ad? bv the farm- ers at the Board of Trade banquet were a feature ot the proceedings of tho evening. They brought an in- spiring message to the dwellers in tbc city. They exemplified the true vi- sion, seen in a practical light by those who are accustomed to deal with prac- tical things. It was the fresh invigor- ating spirit of men who breatlied the atmosphere of out of doors. There was nothing of florid oratory. Their utterances were those of plain people accustomed to plain thinking, with the conclusions that practical experience gives. Southern Alberta may well pride Itself on the particular qualities and Character of the farmers in it. They are more, than farmers; they are in- telligent termers. If progress and de- velopment Is to be the lot of Southern Alberta, this is ensured by the char- of the men who spoke at THE PRICE OF WHEAT Dealing with Use common impres- don the price of wheat here fallen beeanae the Britiih Royal Cora- miiaion on Wheat Supplies ab- stained from buying the ninal quan. tity, whereas the Britiih usually absorb oOfrhalt the crop ot this continent, the monthly, commer- cial letter of the Bank ot Commerce, ot January 1931, issued from Toron- to, points out that from July 29th to early In November, so faf as is known the Commission did not buy any wheat.in the United .or Canada and during this period the price ot (fa- 1 Northern fell from to a bushel. It Is known that the British Commission purchased large- ly in May, June and July of 1919 and was In a position to ignore the new Canadian crop altogether. In the past the United Kingdom hag been the largest purchaser ot Cana- dian wheat, and the bank letter gives the following particulars of the oper- of the British Royal Commis- sion. Until last April, United States and Canadian wheat were bought through its department, the Wheat Export company, which in turn bought from the Canadian Wheat Board and the United States Grain Corporation. When the two latter came to an end, the Wheat Export Company also ceased operations, and since then the British Commission has bought in London through the representatives of Canadian and United States export- ers. This is now its practice in con- nection with all abroad ex- cept from Australia, the crop is still being pooled and sold by the Australian Wheat Commutes in Lou- don. Until Jate in 1920 the tonnage to carry wheat from exporting coun- tries was "directed" by the Minister of Shipping, but now buying la done on a c.i.f. basis, sellers providing the tonnage. To distribute the wheat Ihe Commission uses the ordinary trade machinery. The importing merchants distribute wheat, as instructed, through local agents, at prices fixed so as to allow a. loaf of bread to be The difference between the price paid to the produc- ing countries and the price charged to tho millers in Britain Is provided by the "bread subsidy." In order to reduce the subsidy and to keep it within bounds, the price of bread was advanced in October from 9d. to 15d per quartern loaf. The "bread subsidy" is Intended to be entirely absorbed in the price of bread by next March, when it is the hope ot the British authorities thai the world prices of wheat will have fallem sufficiently to render unneces- sary any further advances in the price of bread. Until this form of regulation in Britain comes to an end, the bank letter Is of the opinion that there will he uncertainty as to the price of wheat. It. In apparent, how- of Hon. N. W. Rowell After His Smuts Will Win TORONTO, Jin. In South Africa is not only Important in the history ot Uluokanif in became a re- public, and later cjlered to tbe United States and accepted in 1898. (A. C You can obtain the book of the kind you speak' of by- writing to W. E. Blake and CAMPAIGN AV1WO SatVey of Taylor .Stake Being Made Soon Against UM of Weed (From 'Our Own Correspondent) CARDSTON, Jan. on January 17th, this month, Cardlton and every settlement surrounding Carditoii and bslon'glag tb the Alberta Stake, .will be, thoroughly canvassed and surveyed by the agents or work ers of the Non-Tobacco Committee This movement not confined to the Alberta Stake, but every one Of 60 or 70 stakes in the Mormon church throughout UM world during thai-week will have special .programs, and speeches made in all-their tocial and religious gatherings.''' i The and final arrangements for drive were devel- oped at the recent big Institutp held In Cardlton. Tbe Social Advisory Committee the general direction ot campaign in charge. Pres. E. J. Wood chairman of commit- tee, Messrs. J. W. Low, D. Q. Wight, and George E. Gaboon, anil Snow, and Harker, art the members of tbe committee. Besides the general campaign against the use of tobacco, which at educating the people UP to the harmful physical and mental effects ot the the committee will conduct a survey in every ward aa to the present status of the tobac- co habit among the people. Each ward tai a Ward Social Committee corres- ponding to the Stake Committee, which will be responsible for conduct- Ing the survey and compiling the re- in its own -ward. survey will be carried out by of an impersonal as follows: Each person will give .thelf their sex, but nqt. their name, and answer each question. The committee in each ward will tee that each per- son is given the questionnaire and the answers collected: that colony, but ono of the most vital In hIBorj of the British empire. Bo tar I can judgo from informaion I received 'while there, t beiiovii General Bmuts will win aald Hon. N. W. Rowell, addressing the Canadian club at noon today on tbe problems ot the British empire in trica. Mr. Rowell spent three months in South Africa after he left Canada last July, studying the whole situation closely, before his participation in the historic Geneva conference of tbe League of Nations, where, as one ot Sir George Foster's party, he played a prominent part. "The lasue denned by General Smuts, aow leader of tho United South 4frican and the Unionist parties, is whether South Africa will remain with the British empire and find her future one of the free-self-governing do- minions, or become an independent, unlfluentlal said Mr. "The real fight, is between the parties led by General and the Nationalists, under the leadership of General Herzog, who has always been inimical toward the Brttiin em- pire." on Booie Charge; Raid on Chinatown (From Our Own Oernipondent) 'KERN1E, Jan. celestial nam- I June Yen was Magistrate Whluiter Monday charged with hav- ing llguor In hla and dwelling home, contrary to the prohibition re- gulations anil was flood J60.00 and costs. Another Chinaman was lined I20.IM ind coats for being drunk. Last Saturday night Sergeant Pass of Mounted In company with Chief Lawson of the city force, made an excursion Into Chinatown at the north end of Victoria Avenue and quite a haul of drugs and amok- Ing paraphaitalia, found in the pos- MMlon o merchant in Cardston will be asked to co-operate by not selling tobacco in his store. Some may not to do BO, but the majority of them in town have already intimated their willingness to do so and un- doubtedly assist when they are approached by the committee. The slogan of the whole program will be: "The Non-Sale and Non-Use of Tobacco." ISLAND OF LEWIS HAS VOTED DRY with the One Big Union, was made clear In statumeui by the convention press committee today, of which Capt. W. L. Gilchrllt, ot Vancouver, la chairman'. In .a press item regarding the convention, it was said that the O. B. U. was making ef- forts to have the carious locals of tho masters, mates, etc.. throughout Can- ada Join its Captain GII- christ's disclaimer of any such inten- tion on the part ot the organisations represented at the convention was made to offset any efforts that might be made, or inference drawn from the press reports. Further discuislnc the objects of the convention Capt. Gil- POLAND OPENS A MUNITION FACTORY WARSAW, Dec. Poland's first factory be Christ said: We have met to with the object of exchange views improving our PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR THE BUST MAN conditions throughout Canada and harmonizing the work along uniform lines. In addition to improving our own conditions, It is one of our ob- jects to provide aids to navigation and otherwise protect the general public. V.'e are also endeavoring to protect Instead of jeopardlzB the in- terests of our employers at well as our own. It is only by such unity and mutual understanding that harmony and good public service can be main- tained. So far as affiliation between organized labor and our organixatlon Is concerned, that Is absolutely con- trary to our constitution. While we are not affiliating with labor, neither do we seek to destroy it, as we realize that labor, In its own particular a perfect right to conduct its business as It chooses, and so have we." Besides the Canadian Merchant Service Guild, which is the parent or- ganization, others represented include the National Association of Masters, Mates and Pilots, the Great Lakes Guild and the Atlantic Masters and Mates. President-elect Harding rtilgMdas United States senator from Ohio. J. Bruce baa been elected piealdent of the Medicine Hat O.W.VjL. Councillor McLean has been chos- en neve of Champion. Queens University, Kingston, con- ferred the honorary of LL-D. upon Premier Drury of Onluto. Lord Reading's appointment as viceroy of India will become effectlva April 1. 'Royal approval to the ap- pointment has been given, A motor launch wltt 10 exeuriion- Ists aboard, sank in Hopkins river, at Warrlnamabod, Victoria. Australia. Twelve people were drowned. Lord Beattjr Crosier, physician, philosopher, historian and political economist, died in London Saturday. A loss of three to Lieut-Col, Fred Lister, whose final majority is 16, was the net result of the recount for Kaslo riding, held by Judge J, A. Forin. of Nelson at KnBlo, on the ap- plication of Hon. John Keen, the de- feated Liberal candidate. Champion Masons elected the fol- lowing officers: Worshipful Master. W. R. Scott; Immediate Past Master, E. F. Crawford; Senior Warden, W. A. Orr; Junior Warden, H. Mark; Secretary, A. S. Roberts; Chan- lain, A. W. Jopllng; Director of monies, 0. K. Anderson; Senior Dea- .eon; H. E. Gill; Junior Deacon. W. W. Garrard; Senior Steward. Wm. Ellis; Junior Steward, H. J. Meyer; Tyler., Chester Hyndman.. TORONTO RAID FOK CONCEALED WEAPONS OTTAWA, Jan. specific provision Is made for the relief of, disabled soldiers and their families in an order-in-councll which has just passed. It Is not to be a cash grant, but provision is made for outlays up to a month for the head of the family and an allowance for each do- pendent child. This assistance will be applied to the purchase of food or fuel; the payment of reliefs, etc. In _______ __ r _ each case inquiry will be made by the gan operations near Warsaw recent-j 350 pool rooms only two men were loclal service branch of the depart- ly. About men and women are I found with dangerous weapons on ment ot soldier civil employed in the plant, which has their persons. One man carried a re- j acting in conjunction with local corn- been named "The Projectile." Ivolver. 'mands of the G. W. V. A. TORONTO, Jan. gen- eral raid on the pool rooms of this city by the police took place last night with a view to gathering in meu carrying concealed weapons. A num- ber of prisoners were taken but In the FLOUR UP IN VANCOUVER VANCOUVER, Jan. last week's advance of 20 cents per barrel in the price of flour, local deal- ers have received notification to boost their wholesale quotations another 60 cents. This brings the barrel price on 98's jute in car load lots to a basis of NEW PROVHSION FOR DISABLED VETERANS 3TOHNQWAY, Scotland, Dec. (By Island ot Lewis, the largest ot the Outer Hebrides, has overwhelmingly voted "dry" in the prohibition poll taken here. For total abolition there were 720 votes; for no change 1.49, and for lim- itation of drink licenses, 5.. As a result, all licenses on the Isl- and will be annulled next May. Lewis is a.rugged island which abounds in ancient Druidlc structures and ruined old-time fortresses. BRITISH IMWIttHANTS ARE GOING TO PERU LIMA Peru, Jan. hundred British immigrants have arrived here and ninety have-already round em- ever, that the world s supply of wheat the minister of agrlcululro declared an liUerrlsw with El Teiripo, The government has acquir- ed extensive, farm where a model colony would established, (Continued from.' Front the statute books." Ic Pessimistic Mr. Brown said a ol sion was Inevitable. Protection did not insure permanent employment to "the who have been artificially encouraged to hive themselves in great cities." There was a tremen- dous decline." in the price of all farm uroduce, coinciding with Increased freight rates granted "by our benign government." "We are confronted by a serious be continued. "Many men on the land have assumed huge obliga- tions, land has changed hands at prices that were warranted only in the assumption that the high prices for produce would continue. We can hardly be accused of being unduly pessimistic when we predict disaster for many and the whole scheme ot soldier land settlement brought to nought unless relief shall come from some quarter. And where shall we look for He saw relief offer- ed In two ways: "By adopting a trade policy baaed on sound economic principles, a policy that will discard the fallacious prin- ciple that trade Is necessarily war and will recognize the sound prin- ciple that trade is a matter of mutual advantage to Imf.U 'buyer and seller. a policy that will make It as easy as possible and not difficult as pos- sible for us to trade with other na tions, a policy-'that recognizes that if wo are going to sell our goods to other nations we must bo willing to ailciw them 1.0 pay In goods." He snw reli.'f in "reducing the cost of production and distribution of our goods." Mr. Brown demanded "a proper physical valuation" of Canadian rail- roads and rates sufficient "to pay a fair return on such valuation." It was agreed, said Mr. Brown, that the wheat hoard had done its work well. It had shown also the way to the pro posed wheat pool which was, perhaps, the bijCKUKt thing of the kind ever at- tempted by man. The proposition, he satil. mnde a strong appeal to him, be- Ilevlng an he did that there were greater possibilities of Improving economic on the farm through a larger measure of co-opera- tion among farmers than in any other direction. Mrs. E. Carruthers, Lor.don, died the result ot drinking a largo o; Mb t8 in tfni of 50 1OO "Perfection PLAYERS NAVY CUT ;