Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
iVOLUME XIII. 24 PAGES LETHBIUDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1920 24 PAGES NUMBER 146 AL BUDGET AMENDMENT DEFEATED Lethbridge Entertains Manufacturers District Visaed By Rain Lack of Moisture Anywhere. COOL WEATHER MAKES WHEAT STOOL WELL loaay Lethbridge will entertain this evening tome 200 delegates of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, who are on their way Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, to attend trie annual sessions 01 tub inciubtrUi Congress and the C.M A, convention. The special train bearing gates arrives )h: Lethbridge from ths East! at Ove o'clock. Following the arrival trw visitors, who represent all the principal manufacturing concerns of .Eastern Canada and Winnipeg, will be taken-for a ihort outo tour.nboirt the-'city and district. This will be followed by a ban- quet at 7 o'clock In the Masonic Hall. A band concert will complete tho entertainment. The" special train leaves Lethbridge about midnight en route Cal- gary. THE PARTY AT MEDICINE HAT .MEDICINE HAT, June 200 Canadian delegates to Can- adian Industrial Congress arrived here this morning and were tendered a formal civic welcome.. Part of the morning was spent Jn visiting the various local Industries. The visitors showed great Interest In the'cjem- onstratlon of the practical application of natural gas in the operations of the factories visited. Fuel for power at five cents a thousand cubic feet appeared to attract considerable attention on the part of the dele- gates. GOVllNMENT BUDGET PROPOSALS BY 26 MAJORITY; VOTE TAKEN AT 6.30 THIS MOR Nil Showora over practically the -whole of ths LetJibrJdgo railway division on Tuesday, Juno 1, are reported at local railway -offices -today. .Heavy show- ers Occurred on the Macleod euh-divi- nibn from Jlacleod to Oalgafy. Show ere, "though, no't so heavy, were re-, ported on the Aldersyde and Crow's! Nest subdivision's. Ilain also-foil he-j Iween Lethbridge and Medicine Hat j 10.30 this morning it was raining fci Bow'lsjand. Procipltatlon for .tho month of May Teacheil 1.G6 inches as against 1.76 In- ches in May Inst year..but tula follow'- cd April, 1920. as sgaiost .47 inches in April last year. Tho latest Biolsluro is down to the old and there .is plenty to carry the crops through for several weeks. Grain is making splendid progress Jn spile ofthe Eomerwhat cool weath- er. ;rhe wheat which Is Is stoollns well snd with 'plenty of mols- Yore later there should he a crop above 'normal, L.' Krom Herald reports, every section bf Bonthern Alberta, has got at. least qnsfter .ot 'a'a "Inch of ram In .tic With Budget Debate Vut of Way Business of Session Will be Rushed to Finish Outlook at Brandon Nf, Man., Jnno rain and cool .weather of tte past few days have Immense benefit to the Ve5v 'ago, dua to the dnst storms, msnj fields looked brown and hare. Today is.green and the'wheat'aVo driving deep down into the earth, making for a vigorons anO sturdy growth and a promiso of ability to. withstand .drought, should thoro be at a .later :date. June (By "dian formal budget debate out of tho tion ot the budget; resolution In committee will open wrth the least possible- delay.''. Here, in all probability, 'discussion will be protracted, covering josslbly- u week or so. Provisions made In regard to income tai "and fousl- profits to go through without debate. The luxury .ta'ies will be sub- jected to Bomo changeB, it IB thought> a view Visits Today Secretary Disappeared Shortly Afterward Has Been Traced to 'Montreal. NEW YORK LAWYER DEMANDS A RANSOM Nova Scotia Hopes for Rain Forests Little Damaged. QUEBEC, Juno provincial department of forestry declares' this morning that tho general situation throughout tho province na3 greatly improved since last night In localities where forest fires exist. In .most districts they'are dying out under tho heavy downpour of rain. It is impossible to slate as yet tho ex- tent of tho damage dono, as tho thus are scaltered far and wide and are not all extinguished. It Is safe to say that miles and miles ot lerrltory havo been scorched. Tho pulpwoort sections have not been much affected, though reporla tfero received today that n flro was still being nt Maglscon, In tho Abltlbi, or northwest Quebec. Looks DoKer In N, S, 7IAMFAX, Jnno forest flro menace throughout tho province uppears to have materially lessoned during tho pout 21 honrg. In many ncclions the weather is cloudy and there Is every indication that rain will eoon fall. Estimates of the loss duo to fires to- day are between and The pulpn-ood sections of the province not affected. N. B. Damage FKBRHRIOTON, N, Juno When final report.! of Uio forest tires in New liruiswich Eiro all received showing their exact extent, it Is not! helloved that the damage will ho as I much as early reports Indicated. jnany cases tho fires havo been on jirovlously burned land and 100 .square miles is belloved to bo tho oul- ildo estimate, ot tho timber limits des- troyed, The clfect ot-lho fires on the pulp- wood not bo great to making their administration more workable. Since the budget was brought down, the minister ot finance has heen In constant receipt 'of repre- sentations with regard to tho'Inx- ury taxes and the sales lax, Im porlant points havo lieen brought out and notice no doubt will be taken of EOUIO ot the suggestion. In addition to' any amendment which the finance minister may propose, it Is likely that a num- ber will r be submitted by mem hers of the opp'ositiou. Talk Stricter Closure The all-nlBlil sitting of too house dislocated this morning's meetiug of the cabinet, and, as was to be expected, few ministers, were in attendance. Newsprint manufacturers were also suppps: ed to meet the .finance minister at 10 o'clock, out tho delegation had to be postponed till the eve- nlng Ihe h'ouse In'evidence today, .the idea of a mora general use of the closure is regarded with favor. Tho suggestion is mado of such. -mo-iaent to.the rules of tho house, along the plan of the Brit- ish house.'as will provide for the automatic termination of govern- ment buainess at a fixed hour each day. Corridors of the commons.were deserted at noon several committees, including the one.on soldiers' pensions, postponing their sittings for lack of a quorum. (Continued on rage All Night Session lo Reach Government Supporters Line Up Against Budget and Local Mem- her is Paired King Declares Government Should Resign. -OTTAWA, JUIM Canadian 133 votes to 94, the Fielding amendment to budget speech was defeated In thd commons at this morning. The' house had waited throughout ttw night and the early morning hours for the result of the vote, and when the division bells rang there was a general Cocking of members to' the chamber. Wntn the vote was announced cheers arose from the government btr.chet. The government majority on the vote was 26. H. O. Wright, Battleford, and J. A. Campbell, Nelson, Won, former government supporters, voted far amendment, and W. A. Buchanan, Lethbrldgt, who had announced his Intention of opposing the government tariff proposals, not In ths chamber when the vote was taken, but was paired with Dr. J. W. Edwards, Frontenac. riot only .the members of the house, but also many visitors who came to the galleries early Tuesday evening to hear the debate, remained to get firet-hand-informatlon on the result of the decision. Nearly a score of ladles who had occupied seats in the members' gallery.during the whole evening session', the taking of the vote....... DIjmC CT GrLANo Oi Newspapers Guess at Results of Krasain's London Soviet Terms. LLOYD GEORGE CHIEF SUPPORTER OP PLAN THOMAS PALMER HOWARD President of the'Canadian "Manufacture' ers'.1 Association Mr Industrial lite. Is managing-director, of! the Plioenlt Hndge Iron Co limited, Montreal.. He "was horri in Montreal on August 17 1SC9 educated at the Montreal Uigl, School and Montreal College and Marled active (won, with Uie Grand Trunk j in 1SS6. From 1890 to -1SS5 he was In the service of Ute Park Sleel Company in 1S96 joined Mr. James W. Pyke in.: tu e formation Bridge jaiid Isrod' ot the Phoenix During; the ,-js-arYiIie riaine. of T. 'P. Howard: was- always .Its- the fore In connection with'Jby work associations, tlonviiuUr the of; the armis- t.ice'as.neputy-.TJirector o'OVar 'Sup- plies. In this position he yeoman work iat a.' 'great sacrifice to..his per- sonal and .'business interests, As president of the' Canadian llan- nfucturcr'3 Association, -Mr. Howard has ".carried on his executive duties with' energy and foo30 Jnw and Reglnn. An expensive Project "Tho .last mentioned scheme seemed rather more desirable lhan the other, MEXICO CITY, June Huerla, who was elected provi- sional president of Mexico last week, took the oath of office yes- terday afternoon In the chamber of deputies. Thero svas a great military display, the galleries of the chamber being crowded, nnd thousands thronged the streets. Tho now provisional president ap- peared to be far from well. VATICAN HOT INVITED TO ENTER NATIONS LEAGUE ROME, June published last week that A. J. Bauour, former secretary of state for foreign affairs, had proposed tho admission, ol tba Vatican to the league of nations, ate denied in an offlcisl printed by-the Osserratoro Romano, organ o! the II is also said that "no other person" has made such pioposiila., water In Saskatchewan rivers which flow out ol Alberta. In order lo get a clear understand- Ing ot Ihe situation The Herald repre- sentative asked F. Drake, Director of Iho Reclamation Service, who Is Cully acquainted with Iho situation for his .views and he made tho following very clear and illuminating state- ment South Saskatchewan Water Supply "Tho domestic and municipal ,walcr supply situation In some portions (if Southern Saskatchewan baa been the cause of grave concern, and nowhere has this critical condition been more apparent than at Moose Jaw and Kc- and in the Interlying district. Tlio Government of Saskatchewan cently appointed a Water Supply Com: mission, which has been charged with tlio duly of Investigating the whole question of water supply fcTr the Moose Jaw-Heglna district, In ordor that It may formulate some plan for relieving the situation. "Thlfi question ot scanly water nup ply In the vicinity of Moose Jaw has received a deal of cpnslriera tlon within ,'Hio past few years. Even 03 far back as 1S95 Jfr. .J. 8. Dentils, then Commissioner ot Irrigation for Iho Dominion Oovernmeht. foreseeing irobsblo growth of tho cltjes pi EDMONTON, .June 2. Two children, a boy and a girl, aged 10 and 15 years, respectively, were, according to. telephone re- ports to the provincial police In Edmonton, enticed Into the woods near Manoia, Aitn, 15 mriles from WeEtlock, Tuesday afternoon, and murdered, it is alleged by a' man known as Thomas Munn, home- steader and returned soldier.' He is reported still at large' ancf'a posse of citizens headed by pro- vincial police sent out by Inspect- or Piper of this division, are hunt- ing for.the fugitive. The victims were Sylvia Mac- donald, 15, and Andrew Macdonald, 10 years old, children of Oils Macdonald, of Manoia. According to reports received by the police, Munn enticed the children to hla home under the pretense of showing them some pictures. He Is alleged to have further requested the chljdren to accompany him to the woods for the purpose of yetting some shrub, bery for transplanting purposes The children willingly accompan- ied him. It is alleged In the woods, Munn attacked them, crushing In their skullc, apparent, ly with a hammer. Hearings to Inquire Into Plens That Standard Be Lowered Have No Result. Plan to Tell School Children About Navy TOI10NTO. .luno Dominion council of Hie Navy Iicagno of Canada opened It.t .second annual meeting here today and will hiivo A two-day ses- sion. Commodore Jarvis was In the chair, anil among those present were .1. A. Irvine, of Alberta, and A. 0. Flum- crfelt, British Columbia. J. C. Hopkinson, of the educational committee, urged .more pvopaganrta In the schools anil said bonks were being prepared for Ih3 use of young chil WASHINGTON, June tion of prcflent wheat standards was decided upon today by SecreUiry Mure-' dlth In an opinion covering hearings hold lo inquire into dissatisfaction in the central northwest with existing grades for hard red spring and durum wheat. Requests for lowering the present standards, the secrclary an nounced, would tend to decrease tlio return lo farms, while advocates ot Ihe change argued that the producer would receive more money for his wheat. federal atandarils eslabllshed in and revised in 1918 hav? been operative- only under fixed price and war secretary adding that opportunity for fair ot their merit orrdefects have new liecn p.ffordcd under normal market ing conditions. Former French Premier in Vancouver on Way to China VANCOUVER, H.C.. June Premier Paul I'.ilnleve, of Krance. ar- rived on Hie Seattle boat this fore- noon, en route to China. "The object of my inlsslon." ho said, "is lo bring Chln.i an' France closer together. We will act as tech- nical ami Intellectual guides for the Chinese, and, In turn, we will dren, telling the story of the rnvy.j somolhing of (.hinesa pultur, They will be translated Into French for in Quebi-c schools. HUME CRONYN'S FATHER IS DEAD LO.N'DON, Ont., June In Cfonyti, aged SS. father of lltiino Cro- jiyn, member of for don, died at his home yesterday, accompanied by prom ncrtl French educational and technical rep- resentatives. TACOMA FIRE TACOMA, Juno that caused fifty thousand dollars' damage to the Taconia Power Company's riant iwmleil street car service for three hours loilay.