Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINAL ORION VOLUME XIV. SIXTEEN PAGES 51RST SECTION LETHB1UDGE, ALBERTA, ..FBIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1921 FIRST SECTION Luxe Bootleggers at Wind- Dor Have Novel Method of Getting Wet Mentioned New Governor for Dominion Suggestions by the Northcllffe press SANPIWlrH PiniUFoa Dew governors for Canada have BAnilWICH 1-ARMERS ,roluMld according to Ot- GET JAIL AND FINES dispatches. Among the names ---------_ mentioned are those of Lord Burnham and Lord .Milner. The present gov OF FRANCE I President of Chamber of Depu- ties Called On To Form Cab- inet Succeeding Leygues WINDSOR, Jan. disclosures Implicating of Wind-'j November. best cjtiiens, are expected in the course, of a few days in connec- tion with the rum traffic. Whiskey, aioatly of Scotch and other imported is being brought here from Montreal in carload lots and it is charged, through connivance with rail- road employees in being dumped off .beside the tracks In tecluded sections of the border, where It Is picked up in auto trucks and brought here. De tectlves hare learned that ambitloui runners have actually broughj carloads to the border by .chartering private parlor cars. Hector Fields and Arseno Reaume farmers of Sandwich Wast, were yes- terday each fined and costs, or thre'e months each in jail, and sentenc- ed to spend one mouth in jail, for breaches of the Temperance Act. ernor's term of offlce will expire uext West Peterboro of Hottest Fight in History Fire Candidates in the Field And They Are All Busy 1 Electioneering Reforestation Is Strongly Urged By Premier Drury Tells Lumbermen They Shoal Plant Another Crop Just as Farmer Does MAY ANNOUNCE CABINET TODAY PBTERBOHOV Ont., Jan. The flva candidates Involved In the West I Peterboro bye-election are now en- gaged In ono of tbo liveliest political tattles ever staged In this constit- uency. With the exception of J. C. Campbell, the U. P. O. nominee, and Thomas J. JMcMurray, labor candidate, all have opened up committee head- quarters and a small army of workers are striving to clean up the voters' lists before they af 'osed. While' country's natural Industries: There the actual registrar was conclud- ia one particular in which lumbering ed Jast Saturday evening, there still i shoulS be more like agriculture, for when TI farmer harvests his crops he plants another and leaves the sun, rain and wind to produce him another. We in Canada, I am afraid, have for- OTTAWA, Jan. first pub lie appearance of Hon. B. C. Drury premier of Ontario in this city too place yesterday afternoon at th luncheon given by the Ottawa Valle; Lumbermen's association to the delt gates to the lumbermen's convention Mr. Drury wag accorded a most cor dial reception. His subject was "Wha steps can we of the present genera tion take iu order that the lumber in dustry shall be perpetual'ln" Hon. Mr.-Drnry paid a tribute to thi numerous Americans present. Ever; ;ood Canadian, he said, and good Brit isher, was pleaied to see the British and American flag flying as they were lere, side by side. The first duty ol Canada as a part of the British Em pire was to. foster a good spirit he nation to the.south of us ana the dear.old .mother land '.Far a better under standing between" the two countries waa the one thing that would produce and keep a better relationship. Urgea Reforestation "I said Mr. Urury, "before I was pitch-forked into polities--a pro- per agricultural farmer. Farming, like lumbering, is one of thi remains through the medium of the county one more getting on the lists. chance of J. H. Burnham, ei-M. P., has filed his nomination papers and made 'gotten in the pait that trees gro deposit. "I am ready for the he declared. Liberal he deck O. IT.' Gordon, candidate, and got the trees out of their class. We have been classing trees and minerals ns the completed his organization last thing; as something to be got ing and promises to set a lively pace, off the ground as soon as possible and Women organizers have been enlisted, often' by wasteful methods.' to look after the women's vote andj "The great work for us today is special quarters opened for their con-i "'at we must make the lumbering in- venience. Tho K. Dcnne (government) Inter- ests have been at work for over two weeks and have started their canvass.____________._ ,_. of the city with a large forco of work- In some places we destroyed not only ers, including a number from outside, j the timber itself but even the soil on dustry a permanent one. We must provide for the future, so that there1 shall be a crop for all time. "We have been wasteful iu the past PARIS, Jan. Peret, president of the oamber of depu- ties, was today asked by President Millerand to form a cabinet in succession to the one headed by Georges 'Leyguee which resigned on Wednesday. M. Peret accepted the task and immediately began consultations .with his friends over the forma- tion of a ministry. He was ex- pected to return to the presiden- tial residence by o'clock this evening to report) on the outcome of his efforts. NUMBER 28 igam Mayor of Fernie Hag 50 Majority Over Rutledge Vote B. Results (Special to the Herald) FERNIE, civic elec- tion hers in the re- election of G. aa mayor by a majority 'of fifty-four over E RutledKo. The was: For mayor, Henderson 171. H. E. Douglas headed 'the poll for alderman with 312, Curiie 3HP, Corria 300, Ir- vine 'Robiebaud H'S, and Bean got sixth place with a. vote of 136. Owing to hetfy snow the vote was light but considerable interest wa manifested lip to the iast minute. Other B.C. Results Vancouver, Jan. the elec- tions held yesterday tha following were elected'iMfiyors ol British Co- umbia cities Prince Roches- .er. North Vance. New John- jon. FAMINE FACES INDIA The and the Hungry Boy Farmers Ash For Natural Resources BRANDON, Ja. this morning's'ses- sion of the United- Farmers of Manitoba, a resolution was paM- ed asking that the provincial natural resources be handed back immediately to the western pro- vinces and that full compensa- tion be made for lands and re- sources alienated from the pro- since confederation. 1'Connor May PETERBORO, Jan. P. O1 vOnnoi1, K.C., in an interview today iseloses his receut mysterious visit o Peterboro, in the following words: "As to whether I shall be a candi- ate in West Peterboro, I am not yet ble to say, and I do not expect to ecide ifntil nomination day. "H nominated it will not be as a upnorter of the government, but as n Independent. I am not in complete coord- with the government's tariff olicy. "I would go very much further in rotectlon of Canadian industries and anadian labor than doli the govera- lent's announced platform." Wore Outrages In Ireland; King's Counsel Wounded Motor Lorry Attacked in Dub- Fein Lay Crimes At Forces' Door LONDON, McGrath, king's counsel -to Dublin was severely upon by a man who forced an entrance into his home. early this morning says a Central News dispatch from that city. Mr. McGrath Is said to have been struck by several bullets. Officers of the Dublin Union were ided by eight members of the crown forces last 'night ;and books docu- ments were seined. Sinn Fein Charges DUBLIN, Jan. Stan Fein Bulletin asserts that from December 18 to January 1J, crown forces have committed murders, fruity wo attempted murders and wound ngs, burned seventy-eight .houses and shops and not a single case has been ranished, despite the proclamation of General MacHeady, the military com- mander In Ireland that guilty persons would be liable to court martial and he dtjath penalty. Bomb Outrages DUBLIN, Jan. bombs were thrown at a lorry containing .uxjliary police while it was travel- ing in Merion Square, a fashionable luarter of tho city last night. The river speeded up the lorry while the adets fired in the direction of thi -Hungerford, in Pittsburg Sun. What Soviets Do To Strikers 4 Jail From One To Five Years LONDON, Jan. strike situation" in Russia has caused the soviet government to take strong remedial measures, it it assert- ed In a Central News dispatch from Helsingfors today. "The says the message! "has decreed a warning to all strikers that unless they returned to work Immediately they will be imprisoned for terms of from one to five and that their families will be deprived of food cards." Desperate Local Situations Are Occasioned by Failure of Grain Crops IRRIGATED TRACTS HElP TO SAVE SITUATION Hacking party, alties T-hero were' no cas- and aro conducting an intensive cam paign with the tariff as the main is- sue. It will be another week before there In much stirring In the labor and U. F. 0. .candidates' campaign. Merett In Election Keen OTTAWA, Jan. is steadily growing at the capital in tho West 'Peterboro hye- clectlon. It is recognized that with five candidates in the field, there cau he no certainty aa to candidate until the- voto has been taken. A politician who returned from West Peterboro this mornilig stated that the result was all more in doubt because of the certainty that all five candidates would poll a big voto. From the standpoint ol organ- ization the government candidate is believed to be In the best position, fcut with so many diverse elements participating, in the light, it la stated that organization may not count for as.at does in a two-party contest. ARRIVE IN NEW YORK, MONTH AFTER LANDING NORTH which it grew.1 Pulp Industry Perpetual Hon. Beniah Bowman, minister of public works, believed the pulp Indus try could he made perptual, for spruce and other timber used by pulp mauu facturers could Le grown very rapid ly. The revenue received from lum- bering should be spent In connection the industry's future. He did not believe la holding back the timber now owned by the prov- ince, but in harvesting it as needed and in providing a new crop. Hon. H. C. Ferguson, leader of the Ontario Conservative opposition, be- lieved the legitimate lumberman was the best reforestation agent of all. NOMADIC TRIBES HEAVY FIGHTING NEW YORK, Jan. Moor, Farrell and Hinton, naval bal loontiii, arrived at the Pennsylvania Hailroad station at o'clock this morning, eiac'tly a month after they hid landed at Moose Factory, Ontario, following a balloon flight from tho Bockaway naval air station. PAN REVENTLOW'8 PAPER COBLENZ, Jan. Interallied Shineland eonmlasttnThai mpprened the Retclwwart, the -weekly pnbiloa- Uoo of Count Emit von Kanntlow, tor three months. It hag also forbid- den sale In the occupied area of two pamphlets entitled "The Horror on the Rhine" and the "Black Pest In published hv an English LONDON, Jan. fighting between Bedouins anil Druses In Syria is reported in a Cairo dispatch to tho Central News. The Druses are said to have lost 1500 killed, but it is asserted the remnants of their forces are preparing for a counter-offensive. The Bedouins are ouo of the nomadic tribes .inhabiting Syria, Ara- bia and Northern Africa. The Druses inhabit the ranges -of 'Lebanon and have for 800 years maintained their independence, the race is warlike and for the most part adhere to peculiar religious belief which com- bines the doctrines of the old testa- ment, the Christian gospel, the Koran and other faiths of the eaat. ANOTHER REDUCTION IN SUGAR PRICES NEW YORK, Jan. American Sugar Rtflnlng company and the Na- tional Sugar Refining oampany late yaaterday announced a re- duction In the wholesale prtae of sugar from 7.W to 7.7S cents a pound, the wholesale price recently quoted by the Fed- eral Sugar Rtttnlng comnanv, Cigars, Chocolates and Shoe No Trace of Thief (From 'Our Own Correspondent) BARONS, Jan. A peculiar nn. somewhat interesting episode occur in town on Thursday of last weel when at a very late hour it waa learn ed that burglars were in town. Ser geant Davies passing thfl big store noticed the side glass door broken and thought some one was unlawfully employed, the door also Being open Davies summoned help and wit nesses, then searched the store. One of the clerks learned that but lltHe had disappeared outside of a few cigars, some chocolates and possibly a pair of shoes. Reports are that the robbers entered eral stores also, ars' from one o the other two gen- and took a few dol- them, and some to- jacco and other small articles. Up to the time of writing, no trace of tho robbers has been .found. FRENCH NOT PLEASED OVER REDUCTION OF U. S. FORCE ON RHINE PARIS, Jan. reduction of the united States forces on the Rhine from to has caused con- siderable comment in French official circles, although (his action on the part of tho United States was most unexpected. The decision of the Unit- ed States war department Is regarded as a logical development of what French officials regard as the plan of (he United States to decrease its participation In European affairs to the very minimum. The withdrawal of all the United States troops in Germany would be looked upon by the French at very unfavorable. It Is pointed out that the presence of a fev.- thousand of them on the Rhine has had and con- tinuing to great moral eject on (nnoatf. PEOPLE GETTING CIVIC RELIEF, TORONTO TQRONTO, Jan. i4._More than three thousand families, and on the basis of five individuals to a family, over persons ar; now receiving civic relief through the department of health In Tor- onto, besides several hundred sin- gle men who are receiving civic relief through the property com- missions department. There Is a dally average of about 100 new applicants for relief. UNITED FARMERS OF MANITOBA UNANIMOUS FOR POLITICAL ACTION Provincial Platform Will Be Passed Upon by Locals Be- fore Fall Convention CHURCH MUST HELP TO CHRISTIANIZE BLACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA TORONTO, Jan. at a largely-attended meeting of Metho- dists last evening, Hon. Mr. Rowell who has recently been iu South Afri- ca, emphaszied tiio urgent necessity of Christianizing the blacks in that country who greatly outnumbered the whites at the present time and who are increasing the disparity in population to an alarming extent. South of Zambesi river, Mr. Rowell there were people of European stock and native Macks. British rule hail put a stop to native wars and had improved the sanitary conditions, the result being a 'greater increase of black people, low that tho status of the whiti BRANDOX, Jan. Press.) United Farmers of Manitoba definitely entered the provincial poli- tical arena, when the annual conven- tion today passed a resolution favor- ing provincial political action and authorizing organization and prelim- inary steps to the drawing up of a alatfonu. The most lively discussion which has occurred since the conven- tion opened followed tha presentation of the resolution by W. H. Wood, seeretarj'. No opposition to tho entrance of the Farmers' association into politics developed, but an attempt was inado to have a committee appointed to im- mediately draft a platform to receive the sanction of the delegates. This did not meet with the approval of the majority, who voted in favor of a delay to allow of the district locals preparing and submitting their views as to what should constitute the platform. AJ'ter hearing state- ments that aspeSWs had been cast on the board of TBrectors as to ac- tiou taken and not' taken at the last provincial elections, the convention, passed to them a vote of confidence.! With the wheat pool discussed anil provincial political action decided up- ou the convention has disposed of the most important problems before it. This afternoon will be taken up with resolutions. The convention concludes' with tonight's session. The Resolution W. H. Wood, secretary, presented tho resolution on political action whit-li originated with the hoard of directors, Ho stated that, as far as ho could determine, no delegate to the convention opposed iho association enteiing provincial politics. resolution endors- (Continued on Page tHvcJ LONDON, Jan. 'an- nouncement that famine exists in sev- eral districts of India, made yesterday at tho India otflco, has occassioued concern in England. The present scar- city ot food In Britain's mighty de- pency In the east comes at an inop- portune time for ttje government, which is already grappling with ser- ious unrast among the natives If. is realized here that 110 other thlnj could cause greater disquietude in in- dia than a shortage Mere mantlon of famine In India U freighted with terror for tho natives of that country, who look back to limes when scores of thousands of their fellows perished from starvation, which have often been attended' by plague. Little meat is eaten by the people In this vast eastern empire, who subsist mainly on grain. Since great tracts of the country are arid, the farmers are dependent partly on favorable monsoons, and the failure of these winda la a calamity, since tracts under irrigation kre not suffic- ient to supply the country with, the necessary food. Punjab Creps Poor Yesterday's India offlco statement said that crops in Punjab, in the cr- treme northwestern part of the Indian peninsula, are poor. Tho greatest Ir- rigation works in ail Indja are situat- ed In this province, the population of which Is more than Several other .districts mentioned are heavily populated, notably Hyderabad, with more than Kven local fam- ines would cause Intense suffering and if the whole country should be the might be terrible, espec- ially in the' thickly populated cities. Beer With Meals In Hotel Diniug Rooms, B.C. Plan Government Will Act as Whole- Hard Stuff Allow- ed in Hotels Sir William Gage is Dead TORONTO, JRD. Wil- liam Gage, well known philan- thropist, died here today at one o'clock. William James Gugo wns horn ii_ Peel county, Ontario, and was erlucat- Sifton's Illness Not Very Serious JEALOUS SEVENtV SHOOTS YOUTHFUL 15 CLINTON. Mo., Jan. Beatrice McCubben, 15 years old, was shot and perhaps fat- ally wounded at her home here last night by 0. T. Slatc-r, sev- enty, who tho police say, is her suitor. Slater said jealousy prompted lite shooting, accord- ing to the police; when he learned she'accepted a youth's attention. COMMONS TO MEET EITHER FEB. 10 OR 17 VICTORIA, Jan. Can- adian is reported un- officially that sale of near-beer in British Columbia cities and vil- lage! Is to be abolished, and peer of about three per cent, strength substituted. This beer will be sold in hotel dining rooms but only with meals. In intervals be- tween regular hours of eating patrons may obtain their favorite brew a la buffet These ire among the more Interesting prov- isions of the new legislation ex- pected to be passed as a result of the referendum of October 20 last. Hotels are not to deal direct with breweries. The government will buy frJm the breweries and supply licensed hotels. Strictest regula- tions are proposed against sale of hard liquors in hotels. The measure will also provide for he sale of spirituous liquors under a. jermit system through government iquor vendors at a cost of for each t. These permits will be avail- ble to tourists and other visitors. No provision has been made, it is stated, FLOUR GOING as to tho quantity which any ono per- ________ son may purchase, this evidently be- ing left to the discretion of the com- mission to bo appointed to administer the act. Thin commission will be composed of three persons, to be ap- nnintml hy the government. BROTHER OF TREASURER IS DEAD PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man., Jan. Brown, brother of Hon. Edwarrt Brown, provincial treasurer of Manitoba, died hero yesterday. De- ceased was born in Grashim, Ont., sixty yeavs ago. OTTAWA, Jan. 14._The condi- tion of Hon. A. L. Sifton, secre- tary of state, who has been con- fined to his apartments here for some days, was reported this morning to be r.bout the same as yesterday. While the condition of the minister is not regarded as being serious It is statsd that he has some fever and it will be some time before a complete re- covery can be expected. MENNONITE COLONY AT STANDOFF HAVE Correspondent) I Mention-1 OTTAWA, an. Canad- ian date on which parliament will be summoned for the dispitcli of business will be decided upon at a melting of the council called for half pait four o'clock this afternoon. The announcement will probably be made this evenlnQ. February 17 regarded as the most prob- able date, although It may be i. week earlier. moved during llu; past, summer to tlioir colony wlicro it. liaa been lo- cal .intl new machinery added to it so that today It Is ono of tile lat- est in flour making mills. It has a rapacity ot thirty-five barrels per day. The principal work jusfc now is Krist- iiis for thi) farmers throughout the entire countryside. They have al- ready made a name for themselves, so that when you go there you have to Kct in line and wait your turn. The flour has been tested ouh by many farmers' wlvos and passed an equal to any of the fancy named flours brought In from thn large mills. At the present time it is being kept running twoiitv-four hours each day. WESTERN BASKET CHAMPS. ON TOUR WINNIPEG, Jan. University of Manitoba basket- hall team, present the weit. leave tonight tor Saskatoon and Bdmontnn. They play at Saskatoon Saturday and Edmonton Monday.