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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta SUtiL. EDfllON PAGES VOLUME XIV. LETHBlUDliK, AJJJERTA. MONDAY. JANUARY 31, 1921 NUMBER Head of Railway Executives' Luborf Commission Says Roads Can't Pay WANTS TO CANCEL PRESENT AGREEMENTS Greece To Resist Attempt To Revise Turkish Treaty thinks U. S. Will Stand Behind Will Send to London ATHENS, Jan. will re- sist attempt to revise the allied- Turkish treaty at tie "i Thi. U Way One British Paper Comments on Reparations' Agreement begin in London Premier Ilhallis Indicated yeiterfisy. Ho asserted Oreece WM occupying Smyrna by virtue of a mindate from tbe allies and eipreeMd conviction that the United States would say the pnuqq fOMMENT ON" final word M- to alterations in the PRt-bb LUMMBW1 un terms of the treaty. ftultin ta Send Delegate! CONSTANTINOPLE, Jin. graphic communication with Angora was ordered restored by the sultan's government today. This action fol- lowed a conference betweeu the grand vizier and ejlled commissioners to Turkey in which tie former accepted the allied invitation to send delegites to the conference to fee held at Lon- don begtnnimg February 21. He said he would immediately appoint a dele- CHICAGO, Jan. ab- rogation of thii agreements between this United States railroads and em- ployees was proposed to the railroad labor boardjus'W. A. Atterbury, chair- niun of theTTabor con--.nlsslon of the Association of Railway and vice-president of the Pennsylvania roud. The solvency of the railroads of the nuu.u United States must be assured by a j gallon in agreement with the Tnntisn reduction in operating expenses, Mr. Nationalists. Atterbuvy declared. Unless prompt action affords relief to the roads, he said, many of the lines may be forced insolvency. The labor board could prevent this t-itastrophe. Mr. Atterbury said, by cancelling the agreements, rulm and working conditions instituted during the war period, and permitting the matter to be arranged by negotiations between 'the executive and its own emnloyees. On the question of wage reductions, Mr. Atterbury said: "We believe that as the wages of railroad employees were the last to go up, they should be the last to come down, 1mt we do insist that for an ample wage, an honest day's work be given." 'Hat Farmers Sign An Contract With Rainmaker He Agrees to Deliver Them Four Inches of Rain in June and July SCHEME IS DIVIDED LONDON, Jan. The editorial eomment of Sunday papers regarding the supreme council's conclusions show a difference of opinion. The Daily Express doubts whether Germany will be able to foot tae bill but says; "If payment can be exacted it .will be in a form that will do credit- ors more harm than good." The newspaper cites examples of the dump- ing of surrendered ships and a re- duced demand British products. The Daily Telegraph, on the other hand, asserts that Germany Is suite able to meet the bill If she chooses to do so, but asserts that she prob- ably will not pay except under strong compulsion. This newspaper calcu- lates the British share of the total of the reparations as still less than one- third of the British war debt. A "Sulky Debtor" The Morning Post asks what sanc- tion la behind the agreement provid- ing for annual payments from i "sulky debtor" for the next 42 years. The newspaoer, however, says It finds comfort In the solidarity the allies and In the maintenance of the mili- tary alliance which won the war. The Daily News thinks the immed late demands on Germany are not Overcome by Fames In C.P.R. Heated Car Lethbridge Man in Taber Hos- Lucky Discovery (From Our Own Correspondent) Jan. from gas poisoning, due to charcoal fumes inhaled in a heated car, Jas. Jamie- Bon, a C.P.H. employee of Letn'oridge lien in the hospital here, where he was brought this morning on arrival ot the freight train at Taber. A C.P.fi. in charge of Con- ductor Enderfon and Brakeman For- rier, was proceeding eastward this morning when the brakeman noticed on arrival at Chin that one of the yentilatoj- tops was not closed and went ui> to rectify the matter, and looking down into the car saw a man lying in a heap in the icebox section his head between his knees. investigated and found the roan ap- parently dead, and in short order! a rope was placed about the body and by the united efforts .of the train crew it was drawn to tile surface. The pnlss wis not beating, but after efforts at resuscitation, the victim be- gan to show signs ot life and on reachluE Taber, day operator Gervais got in touch with local doctors, Dr. Tolmie appearing shortly and after ordering the man placed in blankets took him to the hospital in his own car. It is expected the victim of the fumes will be able to return home Monday or Tuesday. Jamieson, it appears is a Leth- bridze employee, .whose duties includ- ed' sefcng to the heaters in refrigera- tor cars. Entrance for this purpose is effected through small doors near the top and shortly after entering the car, the fumes-overcame him, anil after wild efforts to reach the frosh air, he finally sank down In a corner, where he became unconscious. C.P.K. officials at this point are keeping close tab on the condition of the man while in the hospital; MEDICINE HAT, Jan. diun arrangements M.W have been made'here b? the United crushing. It says the agreement is Agricultural association for tlw cum- j security for peace at least and a pro- ing of Rainmaker Hatfleld to this dlt-, mlse trlct In April, and It announced that ties." the main plant will be iltuated at Chapplce Lake, about 29 from the city, In are high- THE GHOST DANCE! 'in Newark News. Railway Wages Must Be Adjusted But Not Yet Awhile JHon. Frank Carvell Talks of j Freight Rates at Banquet I in Montreal MONTREAL, ban. of the largest, banquets Ihe Rail- way iis.sociuLIon has over held here took pluc'.i Saturday. V. H. Cai- vell, chairman of the Board of Hall- way Commissioners, emphasized tho fact that so long as he presided over the railway board, freight atid other rates would bo fixed so as to mako it possible for the railways to be oper- ated on a basis to pay running ex- penses and allow a reasonable profit. In Montreal and the maritime prov- inces, ho said, there was no trouble about giving the railways reasonable rates. For other parts of Canada he was not so enthusiastic, making, how- ever, no direct cbarges but leaving his view to be inferred. As to wages of. railway employees this was not a subject, he safd, par- ticularly concerning the commission but when present rates expired a year and a half hence, the public and the LIQUOR LID DOWN TIGHT TUBS. JkJkA 'PER." WILL NOW BE ONLY HOPE i secury or peace a s mlse to end the "mist of uncertain- A Long Step "Long' steps toward a fuller i.i the caption of the Daily Chronicle's Tomorrow ia "Der Tag.'.' The lid goee ou Tuesday, and the export lltjuor kouses go out of bust- ness, so far u snipping liquor to pri- vate Individuals.In Alberta Is concern- ed at least. February flrat to the fatal day. Inspector Risk of the Alberta 'Pro- vincial Police Inn not yet received his instructions as to bis course. .So far as he understands liquor may still be exported to B. C. from locij export houses, but these houses, cannot bring In any new supplies from the thst would be importing, which Is Tha general result of the new liquor law In Alberta will be that Albertans will'now be required to become ill and get a prescription from a doctor be- fore a thirst quencher may be obtain- id. Forty-ounce prescriptions are still In effect, as during the last year of the war. Hold Cirload PORT ARTHUR, Jan. car- load of imported Scotch whiskey is being held in the King's warehouse at Port Arthur. The shipment was billed to an export house In Saskatchewan, tne city, Fanneri m uigu- la tae caption 01 me unrumcre ly enthusiastic over prospects and It edltoriiU The Chronicle thinks that is laid that on Uw strength of Hat-' MT difficulties which arise will come fleld'i operations constderible num- a later It considers the dis- ber settlers from tbe United Statei wUlTocateTn tMs vicctnlty. Accord- ing to the contract, which has been negotiated: ''Htfneld hereby to construct and build l riin precipi- tation aid attraction plant at a favor- able site to be chosen by him for Its operation be kept In constant oper- ation from the first day of May 1921 to the first day ot August 1921 in the endeavor to bring about the ADMIRAL SIMS SAYS SMALL NAVAL CRAFT OF GREAT IMPORTANCE SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 31 The importance of smaller naval craft ror to bring anout me largosi M wjth capital ships was ossihle increased precipitation over empnagized ln 8n address by Admiral nd above that portion of Alberta, t g, at a y.M.c.A. meeting here tCooMuued ou faga against tfter today. statement Cuddy Satyrdar in made tojs Edmonton: "The export Hqsor houses to city will be doled down tight neit Tues- day unless some- to tne-.con- trary are that Ay." Export liquor houses In all Alberta cities have large stocks on hand which they had expected to be able to export to B. C. between Feb. 1 and the date when the new B. C. modera- tion act goes into effect. Very heavy importations have been made recently by liquor houses in view of this like- lihood. Inspector Risk Is expecting some definite ruling today from Commis- sioner Cuddy as .to the rights of ex- MOTHER AND THREE'BABES SUFFOCATED LONDON, Ont., Jin. wife and three children of James H. Glover, S19 Bithurst street; ire deid from M a result of smill In the home it o'clock this morning. The started from in overheated stove In tho pirt the house ind apparently the oldest of tho three chlldrsn who WM In second room, the only one who noticed my- thing wrong. The firemen found her on the floor, etie evidently hiv- ittompted to her mother. The ehlldren were yee.re, 6 yeire end 17 monthe old, respectively. The father left the house i few minutes before elx o'elock, every, thing (MMrently being ill right. The demife from flre WM slight. a, at a y.M.c.A. meeting here Canada, and section of territory at Testerday afternoon. Admiral Sims east 100 miles radius with tne city i declared that if Germany had had as Medicine Hat as a centre. I maDy submarines at the beginning: of "The operations tend to contribute (he war as she bullt auring the war 00 per cent. Increase over and above woaW now be Bpeaking German he rainfall. jn this country." "It is that ill rain falling rom the first day- of May 1921, to the irst Say of August 1921, In the above escribed district that said Hatfleld hrough the efforts of his operations ipon the atmosphere shall be given but on account of importation to that province being prohibited fjtom Feb- ruary 1, the shipment was stopped here and ordered held by the con- signee. The liquor may be returned to the shipper. Trading Ctnes Tonight WINNIPEG, Jan. cial tridlng In- Intoxicating liquors ceases at midnight tonight In Mani- toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and shipments which.have not crossed the provincial borders by that hour will not be delivered to the addressees. Trading in liquor bas been heavy in there employ aea must realize that should be an adjustment, New Quebec Liquor Law to Blacklist Any Offenders Will Suffer in This Respect from New Moderation Act in B. C. the past few weeks. In Manitoba the forty-ounce pre- scription bottle passes into history today. Henceforth doctors are limit- ed In their prescriptions to 100 12- ounce bottles monthly. reaic for one half of the preclpita- fon that falls at the uniform rate of 4000 per inch up to four Inches or ractiou therefore. The maximum onsideratlon of the contract being for a four-Inch rainfall. "All rainfall In excess of tour inches no extra charges whatsoever." HatSeld will install: a standard rain guage at his place of operations and wo other rain guagw shall be placed n various the district as may be agreed npon by the parties lereto mentioned, and the measure- ments of said three rain guagos shall letermine the average rainfall over he aforesaid district and said aver- age measurements-to be the basis 01 settlement as final In the premises. The amount of the contract is ROWELL'S RESIGNATION SAID TO BE IMMINENT; SEES PREMIER MEIGHEN, WINNETT, Jan. well No. 5 came in at an approximate- ly 800-barrel daily flow Friday morn- ing at 6 o'clock. The depth is feet. Eighteen days were consumed ia drilling. This is tho fifteenth producer in the Winnett field on the Cat Creek structure. MIDNORTHERN NO. 5 FLOWS 800 BARRELS New Dayton Irrigation Scheme Can't Wait For Government Proposal SOME BABY! SABNIA, Ont., Jan. Hammond's "baby" sure has tome kick, at least it had before it was "killed" by the local police last night John looked suspicious as he pushed the baby carriage very gingerly so it was decided to Investigate. Ten bottles of what looked like Canadian Club whiskey lay under the blanket. OTTAWA, Jan. intentions of Hon. N. W. Rowell, former president of the privy council, In rtjirt to the coming session af parliament, are arousing much speculation in po- litical elrclts. Thli morning Mr. Rowell had in Interview with the prime minister the rumor persists that his retignitlon is a member of the house li Imminent. There has so far, however, been no intimation from Mr. Rowell that he intends to rulgn. ELEVEN LOSE LIVES IN HOBOKEN FIRE HOBOKEN, N. J., Jan. Eleven persons were burned to death early Sunday in u fire which destroyed the Hotel Colonial here. Four others were badly burned and takeu to a kospital where it was re- ported tonight that they prob- ably would not recover. Pres. Wilson Refuses to Release Eugene Debs Farmers Object to Delay Until L. N. Bonds Establish Gen- eral Market For Un- guaranteed Bonds (Special to The Herald.) NEW DAYTON, Jan. in the New Dayton and Warner dis- tricts whose land comes under the southeastern irrigation project are not enamoured of the suggested pro- posal of the provincial government that Irrigation in that district be de- layed until the Lethbrldge Northern establishes a market for the bonds ot the farmers' irrigation districts with- out a government guarantee. As a re- sult of n meeting of the New Dayton branch of the Irrigation Development Association, the following letter has been addressed to Hon. A. J. McLean, In whoso department irrigation mat- ters come: Dear Sir: The local committee of the Irriga- A tioll Development Association has i given close heed to tho recent ar- ticles, editorials, and interviews in the Lethbridge Herald this past week concerning what they term probable governmental policy for irrigation de- velopment henceforth. After due de- liberation and consultation with offl- der process of organisation in this WASHINGTON, Jan. Wilson refused today to commute the 10 years' sentence Imposnd upon Eu- gene V. Debs for vlolitlon of the En- plOMCi Act The dtoapprored t recom- nwndstkrti ot tlie of Jan- that sentence be commut- ed to euira melt February 12. Debs, many times candidate of the Socialist party for the president of the United States, entered the peni- tentiary at Atlanta, Oa., on June U, 1919, to serve a, 10-year sentence Im- posed following conviction by a M- jury it Cleveland, September 12, 1918, for yloWsM ot the Espionage Act. PLOW COMPANY MAKES THIRTY PER CENT. CUT CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. Newell Sanders Plow company, one of the largest con- cerns of the kind in the south, has'announced a 30 per cent, re- duction In the cost of plows, de- creases in the cost of materials being given as the reason for the action. SISTER OF HON. ROWELL GETS GOVERNMENT JOB, VETERANS UP IN ARMS LONDON, Ont., Jan. 31. London returned soldiers are up in arms over the appointment of Mrs. Gordon Wright, sister of Hon., N. w. Rowell, as Dominion woman immigration offi- cer forVhis district. Immediate pro- tests will be sent to Ottawa, J. H. Cunliile of the n.W.V.A. stated last night. He added that tho Dominion government baa, repeatedly promised that government appointments would be given to men antl women who saw- service at the front but at the lirst opportunity returns to the patronage sysem. r; -pf the a W Hl. Her process of organization In this that.Mr3. Wrlghl, south country we hare decided to_ set nf Mnn v w Rownll was .im) forth our views oh this proposal to the Government of Alberta and to tho public. The question ot policy now to determined by the Provincial Govern- (Continued an Pafi SLEEPING SICKNESS IN LONDON .--......W. Rowoll, was appoint- ed Dominion woman immigration of- ficer ot the London, Ontario, district. TORONTO JEWELER IS HELD UP AND ROBBED; HIS LOSS IS LONDON, Jan.. cases of .sleeping sickness have been report- ed during the last .four weeks in this city. This If Increase, only 23 being the previous four TORONTO, Jan. I. Shoot, head of the jewelry firm of I. Shoot and Son, this city, reported to the police that on Saturday night he was held np In his store by tlireo armed men who knocked him on the head and took H.600 io cash, in Vic- tory bonds and a diamond uucKiuce wortk M.OOO. QUEBEC, Jan. proylncta cabinet has agreed on the main tea turea of the liquor control bill which will be submitted to the legislature this week, It Is understood. In regard to the sale of liquor at the retail gdv eminent shops to the consumer, there will not be a permit system, such as It. being suggested ;n British 'Columbia but there will be an list" in every shop. Those who are .condemned for drunkenness will be put on that list. Those whose motfl- e'rs, fathers or wives complain that their folks are drinking too much will get ou that list and the commission will devise such a system of checking up that it will bo difficult to beat such a list, especially in small places. Penalties provided are so severe that only the most foolhardy will un- dertake to defeat, some clauses of the law. Jail sentences wltTiotii option are provided for violation ot some clauses, even for the first offense, and provis- ion is made in the bill by cleverly drawn clauses to prevent technicali- ties defeating the purposes of the pen- alty clauses. During the laat year it bas been impossible to send hotelmen and others to jail In Montreal. It is understood that the bill will provide a measure of protection for breweries In this province by the imposition of a tax of on breweries outside oE the province which ship beer Into Quebec. This would affect chiefly brewers in Great Britain. iuce of Quebec, of course, cannot levy taxes on persons or companies outside its own boundaries.'but this difficulty ia overcome by making the tax apply on the wholesale agents In Quebec ot such outside breweries. The government recognizes the pro- tection of home industries in addition to the matter of revenue. Brewers in the province nay il substantial tax on all they brew, namely 8 1-2 per cent, and this is to be raised, consequently there is no good reason why outside brewers should not pay. U. F. M. SPLIT WIDENS; MUIR, FARMER, IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY BODY WINNIPEG, Jan. H. Muir, who is running as a farm- er candidate in the provincial bye- election in Lakeside against Hon. C. D. McPherson, cannot be re- garded "as in any sense a can- didate under the auspices of the organized according to n statement issued by the execu. tivc of the United Farmers of Manitoba. The statement declares that the settled procedure for the nomination of an official farmer candidate was not followed In the case of Mr. Muii1. Wl.N'NIPKU. Jan. C. D. newspaper publisher, and H. Mnir, farmer, were the i-anfiid- uteK nominated oflk-inily today to con- test Lakeside constituency at tho bye- i election which taktjst place there I niary 7. Col. MacPherson U a -Vor- rls government supporter, ttnd -Mr. Muir an independent farmer candidate. THREE FIREMEN KILLED WHEN WALL COLLAPSES PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. firemen were .killed and IS injured whoti a'wall of the building at 88 Mathewaon street collapsed during a lire at o'clock this morning. The flre started In a pool room spread with great rapidity, ueccsai- thrae alarms. Will Reply to His Critics in His Contribution to Throne Speech Debate GOVERNMENT ASKED ABOUT REV. SPRACKLIN TORONTO, Jan. Drury will tomorrow take up thu debate in the legislature on the address in re- ply to the speech from the throne. A pronouncement from the premier on tho "broadening out" policy of tbe Ontario government is expected as an answer to sarcasm indulged in by Hon. O. H. Ferguson, Conservativa leader and H. Hi Dewart, K.C., Lib- eral leader, last Thursday, at the ex- pense ot the leader of the govern- ment. Mr. Drury took notes whllo the leaders of the two older parties were speaking and it ia assumed that he will make a statement defining the government's position. Answer to inquiries made bjr priv- ate members probably will begin this week. Probably the most interesting will be regarding tbe enforcement o( the Ontario Temperance Act, about which two members have aEked. Among the Questions is the foilcrwinK: The appointment, remuneration and present relations with the gov- ernment of Rev. J. O. L. Spracklin who was a special license inspector oh the Essex border and who, while act- ing in this capacity, shot and killed Boverley Trumble, a Sandwich hotel keeper. A number of inquiries an to gov- ernment appointments are to be an- swered sooner or later. SGly-Mile Wind Hits Victoria, B.C. Wild Sunday at Killed When Tree Falls on His Auto VICTORIA, .Jan. Smith, 28, an employee of a logging company at Jordan River was instantly killed Saturday night, and the whole of Vancouver Island was completely Isolated by telegraph and telephone from thi o-it'ide world, as the result ot a storm of -urricane proportions which struck the lower portion ot tho islanl at G o'clock Saturday anil wliicn continued until To'clocI; Sunday night. The wind at times attained v. velocity of 60 miles an hour. Street car service here had to be discontinu- ed for several hours and the lighting system was also put out of commis- sion for over an hour. Rain accom- panied the intervals. Scores of trees were uprooted. Smitu met his death while returning to his homo at Jordan Hiver in an automobile iwith several friends. Near Cola Creek a huge tree blown''down by the wind smashed across the car crushing Smith to death and Injuring the other occupants. No damage to shipping is reported. 150-Mile Wind in Oregon SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. ern Pacific coast puints are recover- ing today from u storm which raged Saturday niiiht and which was de- scribed by United States weather bureau officials as one of th9 worst, ever recorded oa the coast. Wind at tho month of thu Columbia river, oft the coast reached a maxi- mum velocity of 150 miles according to official estimate. At Tatoosh near Capo Flatiery the velocity was ruport- eil at J10 miles a" hour maximum. Little damage to shipping or build- ings resulted. Engineer'Killed SEATTLE, Jan. A. Brown, engineer, was instantly killed and j'usse JIcMunn. Ills assistant bad- ly iiihiri'il SaMirday evening whan a s'mldni sale blew four smokestacks' from tlmlr stays at the plant of tho Anderson Jliddleton Lumber company, IllunglnK them through engine room roof Toleplioiio and telegraph wires wero all prostrated by the storm, of ill? most violent in years. ITALIAN COMMUNISTS WORK TO PRECIPITATE GENERAL STRIKE THERE ROME, Jan. commun- ists are working to bring about a general strike and especially an entire suspension of tht railway service as a protest agalntt recent clashes between Socialists and member! of the extreme Na- tionalist party. They an encoun- tering a grsst opposition fiwn the working men who de- clare they ire tired of being tha victims of political The government Is takkif ill J necessary meaturw to mnr with the arsattsi tftif- ;