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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xm. TWELVE PAGES LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA. .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1920 TWELVK PAGES NLMBER 40 All Farmers SoFaron'Peg T 1 I 1 rial Jury Thlrtr-Ose Stood While Eight Only Have Been Chwen EXPECT TO COMPLETE THE JURY TODAY (By Canadian rreaa I.-ucd -WINNIPEG, Jon. more jurors were added to the Jury to try the seven strike leaders at the session or tho assize court' today, miking a total of eight jurymen, all farmers, vho have beeu sworn. The greatest care- has bcea manifest In the proceed- ings of the court In order that the lury for the Irlal should Le composed, of: fair-minded and unprejudiced men. Up milll adjournment today five VroBpecilve jurors have been perempt- orily challenged the defense. Nine- teen have bean, stood aside' by the crown. Seven have been tried for ofluse anil pronounced iunflt to alt on Ihc trial, oho juror has been declar- ed unlH by tho. Judge and by his lordship's rcojic'st stood'asldo by the crown. -Twcnty-.sir been stood i aside by tho crown after the defense challenged them for cause, In each case the crown counsel announcing' that thpy were aware of the grounds upon which the, challenge was made, i nnd thought tho jurymen Incompetent i fq try the case.. It' Is expected that tho jury will bo completed l a special meet- ing of the (Winnipeg trades and labor council Friday night. The advisability of the council taking part In tho work of the proposed board comprised of gov- ernment, employers and employ- ees, to determine uniform laws at advocated by the recent national Industrial conference held Ot- tawa, will nlto be dealt with. (From Our Ofrn' corresTKieflemi 1.E AVITT, JIB.'- f erjr In- teresting In the .weather line a few days ago.' Although, the relat- ing ,ot it-jnijtht-'E'ouiiit "fishy" to some, yet your, correspondent does not hesitate to relate'it, -as we have the teslimdny_qf :all the old t'Imers that such a thing.dfd happen and.there- fore was not .'In tho mind of man only. It was this: A cold north'-windTSwept-over our valley and brought about 1-1-2 or 2 of light'show. :The- neit morning at about 11 o'clock a Tory hard Chinook-wind begaira battle with the Northern gale.'- The Chin- ook'conquered a'id-.tie north wini -beat a his route a dense fog, lay oft some distance .north and day, evidently, waiting for a i But-ia the meantlrie i varfrt.': Chinook .pj a'yed: j in 7 Leivitt. It .actually blew' BOj-warm and strong that it anqwjup In .Kalis size, is maAy :of them a foot- -.balLUTieJ'jilley'lfiokecl like a had been ;out _ playing The The irind blowing and left these to -melt uid In a fc'w the foe de- scended and1 froze the valley In a trice. It warlike: folng from Cal- ifornia Into the; lahfl; of ICG and snow In few utes, as if some monstrous fairy- had picked our valley up and laid it down in. bleak, cold north. But we still had the memory of the few balmy hours even though for' seven days since, the mercury has tried to crawl down In' the little bulb at tho bottom of tha thermometer, as if trying to find a wanner place. Yank "Reds" Welcomedal Petrograd WASHINGTON, Jan. 249 radicals-recently de Soviet Russia by the United' States government have reacHed Petro- according to K cable message from Eirma Goldman and ander Berkman. The'meisoge was ,madt public by Ludwlg and reads: were met at the border and at Petrograd 'tre- Tnsr.dous enthusiasm. Our recep-: lion was Inspiring. Enjoying the hospitality of Petrograd. The de- portees' are quartered at Smolny Institute. They will be sent to work wherever they desire. .The, people here are cold and hungry, but their spirit and devotiori are' mirvetous. After two weeks we will go to Moscow." New Minister of Public Works Mej'-Jlssi Take Over Rail- "wayDept. THREE MEN AlfD BABY ARE BURNED TO DEATH Mercury Jumps 66 Degrees in 24Hours Historic Old Hermitage, Headingly, Just West of Winnipeg, Burns With Fatah Flees With Little Girl But Infanf Son is Prey of Flames. I Urn-Bit PORTFOLIO IS NOT IMPORTANT NOW .OTTAWA, Jan. Reports that K. de- cided to accept the .vacant port- folio'at the''department of public works'are'ptriclally denied. Canadinn there has been no de- rinlte announcement as to who will be. riven the'port folio of public works, an Interesting rumor is in circulation that the iiew1'mintater o; this depart- ment also under his juris- diction the' tJepartment of railways and canals. .Under the old ConEcrvallve- regune- several yean the Liberals came Iijlo, Dower iaVlSIHi these two depart- ments miinsier.- It was the railways and had lost much ol its importajice since formation of the Canadian National Hallways and .that much of the work jvlll be performed Cy the new hody In charge- of.the government system. It'Is that the govern- ment Is reducing the num- ber of portfolios' which became ao numerous 'during the, war period. The which was located In Mtcleod Creek on afternoon made lt> wel- come; yiilt to .the city lait night, at 7 o'clock In the evening -here, the thermo- me'ten v.vert recording 20 above at 10 'o'clock. On Saturday the 40 below. Last night It registered a maximum of 40 above. This was the maximum during the last 24 hours, with, a minimum of below. During the last 12 hours the maximum wai 40 above and minimum 6 below. At 7 o'clock this morning the mercury stood at 37 above. FRENCH HEAR GRAVE SHORTAGE OF LABOR PARIS, of Germans nmjljb'rlng about a critical situation' labor market In soms parts of France, according to an Amiens dispatch. Work o[ restora- tion of devastated dislricls will be dlnkulti'.and-'firmers who have been employing large numbers o! Germans, fear tbey. be able to plow a large acreage; tiila'.spring., Efforts have been'mJdeyto replace iho'Gcr- ui vwhp 'haye, returned, tome and but-few 'applicants for appearance. Von Renter Is Set Free ByJBritish LONDON, Jan. von Hcutcr, tlio chief officer of the German fleet at Seaua Flow, who gave the or- der for the scuttling ot the German warships there last June, has been set free by the British authorities. The admiral has returned '.o Germany, It was announced. WINNIPEG, Jan. Canadian 'men and a five ilionlhs old child per- ished in llic flames lliat burned to (lie ground the old historic icrniilagi; Headingly, Icn niilcs of Winnipeg, a I one o'clock this morning. clasping her old- daugh- ter in her arms, Mrs. W. C. Hall, wife of Hali, former reeve of Charleswood..aiul one of llic lire victims, pjjiiijtje.d to' safety on I of the flaming kitchen' and into the weather. bifler 30 below She wore onlv zero. lie i' night clothes. Following are the vielinis ul the lire: W. C. Hall, ol Charlcswood, aged 57, owner of lire destroyed house :md a pion- eer in the district. William, his five months old. John Marigold, living will llic family. William Rogers, 20' years old. chore bov. Canadian Trade Reached Unprecedented Figure in 1919 .WINNIPEG, Jau. 26 Stewart So Coroner's Jury Trains on Block System Recommendation t, R. SYSTEM FOR OTTAWA ELECTIONS OTTAWA, Jan. endoraatlon of the proportional reprc-scntallon system for the city council was-given by the board of control'yesterday afternoon. (By Canadian Press I-snied KORTII BAY, Jan. inguest into the death of .Tames Til- icy, one of the victims ot the Canadian Pacific tram wrecl' near Corbcil on Sunday morning, was concluded short- ly before 7 o'clock last evening. Tlfe jury found, that'all tiic tritinmen con- cerned obeyed orders can-led out according to railroad reg- ulations. It that the C.P.R. hereafter run their .trains on {ho block system; that is, that tho trainmen ot each following before leaving station at which, a telegraph oper- ator Is employed, shall as- suraiice that the preceding train has left the station next farther on. May Hold Second Inquest TORONTO. Jan. is probable that a second T-lll'bo held (it N'orth Bay respectlrg the- cause o! tho collision Corbdll on Sunday causing tho death of iiino persons ?nd the injuring of many others.. The pro- vincial attorney-general's department Is not talls'led. with tha verdict of tho jury In tho.TIUey. cise last night, exonerating tho train crowj. and Crown Attorney Mckee, of N'lpksing; has lieen asked to report on. the nd- vlsablllly-of itr Inqutst on llio body ot another of the vlcllma. Want Final Adjustment o'f Working Conditions Also Before March 1 O.B.U. Delegate in Bitter Attack on Catholie Church WINNIPEG, Jan. Canadian j feature of today's session I of the Ono Itlg Union convention wns a bitter attack on churches for their j alleged altitude toward organized lab-: or, pnrlfcnlarly the Catholic hy Delegate A. Long of Montreal. The Catholic church, declared Iho speaker, opposoil the eight-hour day nirJ com- pulsory education. "Thorn aro oVcr SI.000 Illiterates In yrovincq owing lo Iho action of tho churcV Secretary V. R. Mldgley complained of failure to send duos to the Domin- ion execirtlTsY.Trtitch, '.tM, bad brought that body 'perilously near bankruptcy. Stewart will address a mass meeting at Wesley church in support of the Inter- Church Forward Movement In which he is greatly Interested. Rev. Capt. W. B. Caswell will atUrcu the meeting! The meeting iwill at eight o'clock. H was reported shortly after the scuttling of the Scapa Flow fleet that Admiral von lleuler would be IHctl in. Knglund by court-martial for having broken the armistice condilions, but such action was never taken. In Nov- ember last quotations were made pub- lic'from a letter written Premier Lloyd George by the admiral protest- ing against his retention, la his let- the Admiral said ho .believed, the German coun- ter proposals, to .the peace trealy bad T-eJecied'last- .war had-broken put again- gave th'S'order that the.flh.ipsjje sunk. He held' that 'he "and -bis couldinot be'treated'except In 'accord- ance, with'the Visual custom of vyar. Press carries the foiloivlug frc-in its Ottawa correspondent: f The volume ot Canada's trade in the year onded December. 31, exceed- ed llial of (lie previous 12 months by approximately Imports in 1810 were "or nore than In llio previous year.' -.Ex- mrts amounted to or more than" in 151S. ..The balance of trade in favor of the Do- minion In 1919 thus amounts lo S12..679; 'In trade with the 'United Not Practicable at Want Extra Pay For Extra Hours States, however, Canada has bail an adverse, balance, of That adverse balance has been a potent factor In determining the rales, of ev change between, the two countries The total amount obtained In cus- toms duties by .tlie .Dominion during tho year 1019 was More British-Imports Imports from Great Britain last year totalled against J7.' In ISIS. Britain reached Exports to Great ay PRUSSIA WOULD GIVE KAISER MUCH FOR HIS PRIVATE PROPERTIES BERLIN, sun. I ndt'g n at ion'? at -f'r .p'roposmg .to allocate' to-the former 'compens-' s atton for.that proilmately less lhan 1918. imiiofls from Ihe.Unil- ed Slates in 1919. ainounted' to against in 191S Exports, to. the United'Stales agsre s'against WASHINGTON, Jan. rail- road unions, representing moro than wo million workers, are to niakc a drive upon the railroad ailiniiiislni- .lon for higher wages anil a final ad lustment of working condilions be- 'ore March 1, wlien tlie railroads are returned to private control. W. president of the railroad trainmen, has asked Director-General lines for a conference to toko up he wage which long have jeen pending. It is made known nt ho same lime lliat other brother- hoods were tired of waiting on Ibc admlnislrallon's C05l u[ living cam- paign. Tlie unions, it Is claimed, arc pre- pared to ilcroaml a final auswer and flro prepared lo enforce their de- mands If possible. The shopmen took a strike vote months ago in which Ihc membership authorized the executive lo call a strike If wage demands were not granted, A delegation representing the rail- road employees, farmers' organizalton and tho American Federation, ot Labor, called yesterday at (he Whito House lo Urge retctillon of iho ra'li- roads by Hie government for not less than two years. Peculiar Murder of Returned Man in House He Was Visiting ONTARIO UNDECIDED ON MORATORIUM ACT TOROXTO, Jan. 'tun moratorium, or as it is known In. the clatiilcs. tho "Mortgagors and ru'r Represeniallt.o votes by delegales was Iho main subject discussed today. 1C was decided-thai If a roil call was desirable a i-opreacpia'tloti vote would to'chasers Relict which was passei! as a war measure- In 1915 and since extended from year lo year, shall be allowed lo elapso lias not yd been decided by llio Ontario government Ha action In the mntter, rjay depend be lakcn. no tlian [larKcly on public expression of opln one vole. lion before Hie muets. Jan. Mor- issette, n war veteran who was' .three years overseas with the 22nd Trench-Canadian Battalion, was murdered In cold blood last night at Levis, just across, the river from Quebec. Moriiselte was forty years old and single and was employed in the yards of the Canadian Na- tional Railways at Levis. He left work at 10 o'clock last night, and shortly before midnight his body, with two bullet holes In it, was discovered In Wolfe street. Jlorisscttc had gotio with two tele- ;rnph operators, Aipbonss Uclanger in'J F. C. Onimont of Rosalie, to visit another operator named Baker who lived nest door lo the rtemllliird family on Wolfe street. In tho dark :bcy entered the Hoinlllant house and they wcro enfcrlalncd a short limo by Iho woman nf Hie house, when sud- denly Iho elderly KemlllaKi, who wit- nesses claim was under .Ihc Influence of liquor, shouted to Romeo, one- of Ihe sons, to shoot "that bunch which tlio lad started to. da with a high velocity rifle. As soon as Ihey tho eider Remlllard talk In lhat way, the three isiiors took a hurried leave but Romeo opened Ore. tho first 'shot went wild and by lhat time the three men had reached the front piazza. Morlssotto, hearing the tuntct around to see whether his companions had been hit and received one shot In the abdomen and Iho.ottoer In Ibo groin. Ho fell lo thn Rrouni bleed Ing' and 'died In a few' minutes, iltomeo 'ncmlllnrd was immcillatcl) place's iimlor arrest and lodged In Ihi slaltiin ;it l-ovls, BERLIX, Jan. conference leld at Gelseukirchen, Wcslnhalia, of he delegates of the Christ tun Miners' Unoin, which has a membership ot one lundred thousand workers, adopted n esDlulfon opposing at present the in- roauctldri of a six-hour working shift [i ol' the prevailing' economic conditions. Tho resolution endorsed he plea of a shorter working day and Icmanded that the government and nine owners should strive to have It nlroduced as soon as possible. Mean- vhtlc, the resolution saij, miners should be paid extra .for working tliclr irescnt'ltours. At the same lime tlie resolution called upon Ihe miners to ivoid possible interruption In the ation's economic activities through decreased output. ties and his es-! fates In Prussia will remain his personal likewise all his Industrial bon'ds aiid mortgages, will be bought for one hundred million marks, which will' be handed to him. The proposals will be discussed in the assembly at an early date......; Kaiser 61 Years Old THB 11 (By.Asso- ciated Emperor, Wil- liam observed Ilia sixty-first.birthday, Ills second since lie has been at Amer- ongcii, .today. r Dutch officials reiterated to Hie socialed Press their-asaiirance that no efforts, lo tlicir knowledge, liave been made by either the. (Jeriitan govern- ment or Ihe allies lo deal direct.with the former emperor with a view to bringing about bis surrender.- officials expressed the belief th. letter from Count llolienzollern sent from- lAmerohgon oii January, 2 to Prince published In the Berlin Xellung. can be.taken nt Its .face value as an expression.. of William's nttilmle tliat ;lio has no de- sire, to return to Germany.' Tlie, most, strikiii'g Increase In im In. goods-from Cuba, as compared .'1018.-: That was largely of 'lmborts frop other, de follows: Australia froln 7 one ahd'a lirilUli three and a half millions, New Zealand, two and f. quarter mil lions, and Japan one' and a half .riiil- lioiis. Export increases Ksporls increased as follows: TIJ Australia by two and a ijiiarter mil- lions; [o Newfoundland by Uve and half millions; to N'ew Xealiiid two and three-quarterB millions; Argentina by four and' a quarter ulil- ILins; to China by two millions; In Kaly by seven and a quarter mil- lions: to The Netherlands by threi: and a half millions; to France and a quarter millions, aiid Japan three millions. Increases In exports were most-no- ticeable in the following commodities: Animals, thirty millions; four millions; fish, twelve ami a millions; wheat, from to other grains, tliirlcen irrpmlpr- -rlic maBr Sfthat'the "tel- aml bkco" "d Lams' LEIISIFEAJ 1 COI'KMI.VOEN, Jan. troops have raptured Guzyn, tlie last town In Eastern.'Latvia, occupied by Kussin and have reached the Lettlsh-nusslan frontier In many places, nccorillng to a l.elllsh odlclal report nuoicrl in Iltga advices recolv, ed liero today. Jlucli material and two thousand prisoners liavo been captured, and righting ronltiiucs along the front, said. TIis liolshevikl forces Hie I.el- tish front arc retreating eastward, ac- cording lo the report, and many cle- laclimcnU liavo teen nnnlhllatcd In recent fighting. "KING OF HOBOES" HELPS IN COMBATTING 'FLU millions. IS YORK, Jan. Z8.r-Jeff Davis, acknowledged "king today lent his service's to. Health Commissioner Copeland. in an effort to 'help stamp but the epidemic of LInfluenza.' -Accom- panied by a health department In- spector, he made a tour of the cheap lodging-houses Along the Bowery and lower East Side and admonished'the "guests" to-obey the ordinances forbidding expec- torating and smoking. t "Use tots of .sosp r and water and you won't get the the assembled .wire told, by' .king." WAS THIS RETURNED SOLDIER POISONED? TOHOXTO, Jan. Shaw lust evening walked into tlie Originals Chjlj, comprised of returned soldiers. I Everything Going Harmonious- Iv in New Labor Session in Paris PAIUS, Jan. of tin governmenl, the empioyors ani the workers, nt the close of the secoml day's session ot the International labor organization last evening all said that they were working in complete har- mony nml cipresscil optimistic views witlr regard to Ilia iillimalc auci-csa of tlie plan upon which Iticy nrc work- ing. Tliev said aucccsj was condit- ional, however, tho League of Nat- ions beginning its work as soon as possible. 'FLO WAVE IN BUDAPEST GETTING BEYOND CONTROL BUDAPEST, Jan. aro Increasing in this many dropping In tho streels. The government Is requisitioning medicines be- cause of the. present scarcity." Hungarian frontiers aro tight- ly closed Ss a barrier against tho'dlscato us well as lo pre- vent tho export of foot! and valuables; sat down cm n chair1, tell (orwiircl loj" The labor council illscnss'crl an S- lliy anil wns-dead before flnyj hour day for sailors and vlficidcfl -to ot tlio club members could go to Ills holcl an Inlcrnallonal sailors' confer- asslhnncc. His npnearancn ns lie camo hi that somethliis was wroiig. It l.i bcltevcd that Slmw-.was poisoned; An'Inquest wijl bo held, INCREASE FUR TRAOING LICENSE IN QUEBEC QUEBEC, Jan. increase In Hie license for fur trading In the prSv- fncc of Cjueiet! is provided for In reso- lutions for which notice was given In the legislature yesterday afternoon by 'Hon. J, B. Ferreault, minister o! cpl- onli.ition The present fee for 'real- Klenls oiilsMe the province Is JoO. It will bo slated In the.blll that the fees for residents of the prqvlrtcb shall not exceed and 'fo'r.'btilslderfl not exceed ?IW ence at Genoa. Italy, Juno 15, at which llio nuosllon of liours o! work, tho. y number of sailors aboard ship acrord- lug to tonnage, control ot conlnicU between sailors and ship owners work for children under H years age, will be discussed. I '.The, principle.of the 8-boiif dny.ln all trades also- MS-discussed but It was this matter miut be left for the workers' unions to with tho ITALIAN LOAN IS NOW IN BIQ FIGURES ROME, Jin. to the new Italian loan have ed billion lire, lecortfinf the ;