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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.UMK XII. LllTJlUmiJGli, TflUllSlUY. JUNK 3, M'MBKIl 1 18 CHEAPER FOODSTUFFS, AGRICULTURAL Fire Bosses of IMPLEMENTS, HIGHER INCOME TAXES! Local Mines Are j I _ "Big Six" Railway Tariff Reductionsfgo Farther Than On Strike Today Orders Doing Best ,To, Settle Trouble Tariff Proposals In Brief Misunderstanding of Men in Calgary'Set hoods in Winnipeg Mediating, and Ask That Railway-] men of West Do Nothing lo Add Fuel to Strike or Dis- honor Their Combatted By Leadars in West. Itffrtal fful ,vri i KtJuvr tariff t 7i fi'tiiifxt, l llritiih jirfftrfnlial I irar bvjli shots, othi'c'yit jv cl'lfcf lief an'J Ihrcffffjf. AIU.. Juoa In (he progress o[ tho general ijinpa- Ilicllc 'B Jo In I mottlnE of the of Ihe local lodgss ot Ibo Drotheraoori of Lxicomollvo Eaglneern, FJrothorhootl of JlremGu, Order of llellvray Conductors nnd Or- iler of-Ilallway waa In 11 ran tlon nt- vblch the [allowing resolution TBS pijECd: nil of the opinion Ibal at this time ivo hmto known to our Do- minion govoronienL Ilia I Ibo above or- as represented In tbfi "Th-arelore bo U resolved' at Joint nieathiff of the meinbeia of ttio "ot Drandon do go on record in fyuipathj- with Ihc right of beiilg D. 9! U G.. li. or I K., O. H. O in HV.flrirt (.'anvJa. arftftrfriii to ft fy prr rotf- in on Two cmts hundred red To mate uji in PC ij proriJc-L crrn JinpkfiirNfi iiffi'.n im tctncnt tariff.' Ji-C U. "of H. T., O. It, T.. and M. of tariff proposals, Sir ThouiaG thai wo' arc- of ilio opinion I ihat mjlerred lo ihc fact Oial unrter the cus-_j [hta Itrna wo mako-fenon-ii to our Do- coins 'arlff war revenue act, IMS, a, minion and prorlnclil governments Hrllfeh preferential larJff Hint Ih'c above-in en I lone J organlta- per cont. and'an inlcrmedlBta .ami HDDS us represented in the city of; general tariff rale of TVj tent. Calvary 'pro- duced In Canada. an nUcrattou in llic_1 rates- on soda. ash. from 5 under the..British preferential laflK ftnd cenl. under the general larilf lo one-fifth ol a cent a pound under the Bril'sh pret'crenilnl and threc-fciillis a cenl per pound under.the There will be provisions for specific instead ad valorem rules 6l uiion nig IciJ j -zinc' spelter and copper Insols. Equallcerf Machinery Freirjhts. Local Situation More Serious as a Salcty of Mines Impdrilled_0ul -m Sympalhy Not With Striking in Winnipeg Not So Distribution Affected by Closing Restaurants and Calling Oul Drivers. Announcenicnl of Proposed i Construction Made By Prcs. I E. Beadv' regard lo agricultural -implc- LXCQetlins lnil noL luerits, -Sir Thomas .snid that uut for i cr.nryfl ._ Ain anuhgoiuent they rtbl make lor lhe equalization ot Cannumn, freight ratc.T; U would not haic been practicable to mafce nnr rcMuclipns in the ordinary schedule covering these articles. AL HID request of UIG gov-. ernmeiit, he said, the railway coinpnn- EDMONTON. June 4. UIB eaa-j ieat thing in lhet world to be a rall-j road prcslrtcnl. All you. have lo do is to please the quoted Presi- dent B..'W. IJcatiy ot IDC CMMl. In speaking to 250 bustneBS men of Kd- monton at the Board ,of Trade.liin- cneon in the ?.IscRocnld Lolel al noon. President llensley oE tho Board nl Trade iiitroduced Mr neatly as tbe youngest.man ever lo have filled sucli IL responsible position, and President Beatly's "youth is .what strikes (Jnflj nt the first glance, lie is big and) boyish in appearance, and bis face iaj strongly cast, "lii fact. President DenMy hns a NorthOlffc face, (ho re- semblance being .striking. At the table iviiti President Hcnslcvj Trerc oc Alberta, Bea'.tr members of his; partv. i Government ownership of railways 1 formed the chief lopic of 'Mr. Beally's Only recently he has com- pleted nil extra tour of an Canadian Ln an prior lo tbe luncheon Mr. Bealty "briefly summarized Ibe its off-shoots (n olber western cities. Said be: lias tor It pur- pose "ihcr'BiraDgirns of constitute A can bope'lo suc- cecil.in arir law-abiding coiiDtrp.auch oa Canada. "The general puulie stand for il." he unless lhe strikers have Ttublic.sympathy behind them tfiej- cairno? get very about yqur'const'rucLlon- pro- gram In rAlbETla this the prcirf- deul was asked. will bujld -was the rc- '-'from Acme, through Druaihellcr ___________________ (to Empress. Another line will he laid from Empress .to- Coronallon. Strike Situation in Tabloid Though mediation proceedings being carried on In Winnipeg Indlcals that a basin of settlement been arrived at so far as lha employers arc concerned, the possibility of 2 settlement teems to have been given a setback by reason of the activity of the strike committee In calling out wallers, cootu, drivers of milk wagons and others engaged In occupations with food supplier It reported that Uie Great War Veterans Intimated their intention of keeping luch services going 39 may be necessary for the feeding of the public. In Lethbridge the situation IE aggravated by the fact that tha (Ira bosses in the mines have gone .on strike, not In sympathy with the strik- ing but Jn wilh the Winnipeg strikers, Just how this will afFect. the physical safety of the mines remains to be seen. Medicine Hat Trades and Labor Council Is reconsidering the decision made In that city not to itrlke. There Is little new in Calgary or Edmonton, while nothing Is reported from Vancouver. cent.-shall be levied upon incomes ig-ry, Albortnn nt Juno 3rd suggeittng drastic action n support ot. trifles unionism and criti- cizing thfl acLlo'n o[ cerLflln .govern- In cnfibcfcllonm-lth -some Q[ tlie'lr employees out In sympathy ith sai'l unions.. r, ".TudElng from. fear you are Informed o'n'lho subject and are leller. of pxplali.v ito'n and Information lo our members ot western KDOT.- Medldtlon Is now, tie- ing conducted and have reason to liopa Tor an In JU3- II re lo all "We iirgB on you "Co rcfrahr from extreme action.by .-word or deed. Do not Ber (nto any acl whcrc- by you TYould Tlofhte your olillgatlon or dishonor your' conlracL Ihc company. Your Interest a nil lhat of tha men now vi tTghl can b BlruigHng fora prlncf] be beat terveJ.by loya to your employer and your orfnnlia RJ, A. IN FAVOR OF E j SG.DDD in case of unmarried ianrt- widowers nilhoul dcpeudent chll- upoa all incomes erceediug but not in the 'nf nil other persons., i A noriual Las ol S per cent, would be Imposed upon nil exceeding the surlai wlH commence from ?iOQO instead of from ?COOO and shall ilicrcasc by Equation, RppiyinB rirsl- ly Lo'dicomes between pnfl CMl or (.rc.1 LakoB o ;6OTO ancl ies wmild tho CMcnso rales agricultural from Ing cciitrcs In the east, west of ;Mont-' pralrlo poinls for rarfot movements loaded lu n minimum al mjumls This icductloii wns n .subslsinlKil, concession. Vor example, to incomes-In excees of IncrcasM rales are 'levied. Business Profit! Tax-Renewed The business protils war.tax would i renewed for tbe current calendar year 'so aa lo mako It apply to ac- counting periods ending on or before Dcc.-3i, iuiv.. Tho Vales of tlic business profits war tax will be as follows: Businesses having a capital ot and over, but le.-s thnn J50.0QO, profits In ez- ccras ol 10 per cent lo be taxable rale 25'iier cent, thereon; business with n ,_____ ___ cnpilal of 550.000 and over "exempt-on An ell on under lhe tariff from j for jncorpur.-itcd coinpnntca 27'y4 jier cent, to 15 per cent, on cul- ether llian incorporaled llralors. .harrows; horse rnheg, seed panics 10 pc.r cent" Profits in cx- drilta, nnrt .he Canadian of 1500 miles -.voulcl equalize'the Imul Aniericnn tpr- ritory of 10G3 whHo lo -Mcd'iclno Hat Iho Canadian Eovcrnmeut B20 miles'longer than the American movement, although (he rote would become lhe same. Reduce Tariff, Too Including the 7% per tent, wnr duly reduclion, Sir Thoinai said, thc pro- posals would provide Cor n total re- s, manure spreaders and from 2Hi per ,-ciil. lo'lTii ptr cent, on plows, windmills. porlablR..en- glnes, engines for farni spur- poses, horse po-.vcrs and llircshlns ma- chine senaratdrs'. Al! parts and ap- pHanccs arc included, 'revisions made for Ifoit from toial reduc- I. In 30 per cont on hay loaders, volalo fodder or foort cut lord, KTnln crushcra, fanning hfl.v Icddcra: farm, road or flold rullcrs, hole diggers, sn.ilths and (arn> In Ihc cr.gp, of cement, Ihc war cus- toms duly will bo rrpealcrU nnd Iho pcncrn! tarltf rale rcduccd'to s cents MEDICINE FIiVT. rTnne of be feature of tbe Afternoon aenaton >t thc'MorchanU' conTenlltjn day TTfls (ho unanimous adoption of a resolution advocating tbe granting of Ihejtonufl to returned ing a powerful plea, mfie by Mr. (1. F. Beart o( Kh'O olher rcsflJulioiu'n-cra proscni- cd ftnd dealt with And ttio acsalon closodvwlth a de-icrlntlrfn o: tho Mrlke eltiiallon In the MnnUohfi cipllsl by Mr! Tlamford, o( Winnipeg Tlia iubiAUldd read; Flamlnlon eminent sliOuM .forthwith proceed lo" grnnt R honila to all returned soldiery _......__..f _ _ ___B _ of iho Oreat War vai-ylng from ijj corTntit peoplo to hnvlng regard (o (he da I nils of orgnnlzed (n'accoravtfshlns' of tholr Benlce; Ihal this rcaolutlori alms nnd objecla loiifflitlbe forworderl to they .provincial HCC- (or In Ihp.present strike of Indnntrtat.rotary to bo hrosfililctl'lo Hie aullinr- In prnrlncofl; Itlen per hundred or 3 reduction ot 2 from Ihc scncrnl tariff rale. The loIAl callmMed loss In rtvdnue. Sir placed at and owing to- estimated rctlucl'on hi'Iho. Iol3l volumo ol Impoii? due to dlmln- Irhed .purchnalnK power durins the current year nnd probablo ul prices ns, well, he sntd, the cxpectn- that there would be a'.lplal IOBS In t-uiloms revrnuo for thc pres- ent fiscal ycUr of flt least To partially offset thlg loss Bpd lhe flap of the deficit of .between revenue nml current n Jicavy Increase'in in> conic l.ixallon was proposed. Income TAX.Proposals Sir Thomas announced In (lie future nil corporations shall, pay 10 per cent i Of cesa of cxcmiillon, but not cxcee-JhiE 13 per cenl.. of.laiatlon 15 per '.cent.: profits from 15 per cent, to 20 p'er cenl. inclusive rate of taxation 50 per cent; in Mccas of 20 per cent, ratc'ot taxatftm 75 per Tariff Inquiry announced that a year lie expects conditions have be'come so slablllieil as. to permit of a general rcilsloii of tha fsrlff- which but, owing lo the war, un- avoidably ovprdne. Preceding such ti ror'slon there will be a thorough In- n.ulry condnctca by the mlnlslor or linanrn anil two .or more of hie i-ol- reprcFcniinB the googr.iphlral sections of Canada. 1 (CONTINUED ON 1'AOK as proposed by the C-J'.R. ifould coin- divert traffic to the The president's statement today, bow ever, assures Edrr cesi lo tfic Jwliltfc deftnlle.roiHe.s for the on Ihe net Income In In. tbo cnsc of Individuals It la pro- posed Ibal tlto nrfrrrlAl rale o( T per SOVIET fN SLOVENIA i from Vienna Id'eclaro tbat a "RO'vIcL povcrnmont rle: clarcd In Slovenia aiid 11 is de- claret thfll one-third ol Rlov- Is now in the hand B ol the Magyars. Thc CzodiB, who ard advancing toward Preasburf, Arc reported lo he gaining wbllo tho nrp.surrcudcririg In larRc mini- lifers. v Al 9 o'clock last night ihe bosses who have continued on their job in keeping the mine go- ing, and who have their own union, decided ID QO out on strike In sympathy with lhe. Winnipeg strikers, This decision has follow- ed tHat of tbe Tiro bossei at Blair- more, The local men agreed not lo take any steps until a week had expired from the time the Blalr- inorc men arrived at their course of action. That period expired last night. From What can be learnt the de- cisfon of the local fire bosses W3S not altogether unanimous. Some of.lhern expressed'their delermlna: tfon-to continue on the but'lt IB not expected that wii] sisrd by this. At thVlgcal 'mines the offlclaU do Appear tp ,be much concerned over vtlopment- -They .'consfder. "that the ciIllation tan coped1 with. However, with, the of the _ftre furth.e'f.VcoTnplTca- tlons -arc -likely- to arise. striking flre bossis'takfltie that now anyone places In the mfnes will b'e "scab- -'blng." Close Restaurants' WINNIPEG, June sink committee has issued an order call- Ing from all employees Jn tbe few restaurants operallng during the past week. All were closed- at 11 o'clock today. Orders have also .been given CDlllog oat all- milk. ahd_ hread ivapon feegluniiig'tomo'rroK- Molion picture theatres, operalori ani sUge hands go nit duly also to- morrow. The Labor'-Naws is" gleeful in today's Issue over lhet backdown of lhe ppllce commission on Tuesday Driven Quit 'Vtfork WNK1PEG, Jiluo 4.-rJoniea A. Dun can, secretary of the Trades and Labdi Council. Seattle, arrived In" Winnipeg llxfs morning and will ntidresa .'the striken; at Victoria, Park Ihl's atter noon. 'Tno unions of engineers, baker ;es and crenmeries wore called out iht morning by (be central strike commit lee, .First reparia said most of the men oLeyed lliB order. Somo men driving milk wagons and hrcart. wagon: haTo also quilivork. Vancouver Waiki June walked lo-work the union Blrce car meii having voted lo join Ihp loc.i strike here In 'sympathy vrith Iho nlpc-g General Strike Dead TORONTO; June Is Httl change the labor situation, hp'ro to Say. The mefal are Blill 01 and the carpenters arc holding out fc 75' cents hour, Thc 'general strike Idea is dent Ijibor leaders say ihat if at the con ventlort 'tonight' a group, of rattles' enough (o fainfh'nrfze tharasclrcs .wit (he wonderful liorltage Canada LBS i Ih'e Vest flndr the problems confronllh Us peopled If" more Interest .wcr taken Irt thc 'weal it would oml lh moni7n" nrdTrccrVc (hat Borootimes arises befi tord reelon eaBl ftnd west. 1 In addition.lo MA visit lo the pr licutd Ifrioa .ro.iioi-.ntiouncc.l, li parll.menl _ _ i noon and his iiarly ar for an nutomobllo throue lhe, ClovfiT liar' lu cotrnian wllh Charlie Urcjimcr. At rtoon hn BI succeeded in paeslng a resolution favoring another one or appointing a slrike committee, k would not ba obeyed Ly (he workers. have uridcr-cbnslruclion a. line run from Cut Kulfe Lalte, in Sas- katchewan, iO'-the Will Word Lake die trlcl, and another hrnnch from Sedge- wick, (hroiish Vegrevilleh io the same dislrict. It 15 llie intention to con- rectL'Ibe district with I" ______, which is tho nalural martel centre for ninny of the prc-ducls ol that part t[ the country." .Blind Man Valley Una 'It has. been reported that lhe Cana Man PacUlcVwould take-over the La- combc-UlInd Man 'Valley re- marked the "Has any de- cision betfn reached "Thc provincial government prob- ,bly will bring mailer up for dis- cussion was lha reply; "I ?nn calling on thc government this ader- nooK and- undoubtedly there .will be sorLiethlng'Baid chout llus line." The' program of the C.P.n. In "Alberta, especially us far as lhe development of tbe AVliltford Jxikis dislrict-is concemeJ, Is oJ cs- ptclal Interest ib Edmonton. Some llnie It Was. proposed that the C.I'.B. mighl build from Whit ford. Ihrough Vegreville and SedgewlcH, or else su-'ins jn ore.-sharply east to nccl-tvUh Its lines in Saskatchewan, there was a 'ehrvrn protest from thc local board .pr-trado. It was felt thai Edmonton was .the logical market ccnlre for WhlLford nnd all thai coun> .IT lying nprllroINthe Canadian Xorlh- ern. whlle'tlie building .of.such expected: that lhe tUMt. will 'run Ihrough the Clov.cr Bar district In Vuihitag lint) onL to Thc Kne from Whltford, south through VcRroVille and ScdgcWLCk wllf serve a well settled district that at present Is somewhat remote trom That ruhn'nK cast .and south will con- nect Up irltri (he C.P.1I. branch line running from -the Vln ifne up W The Acmc- er-EmpreBsJtnc' and the Cor- onation-Empress lino are ol greater fnierfist (o tho southern portion IliO province. 'President neatty ii cxcetdlnglj- op- tlmlal'.c AS to general crop conditions in Ihc.weal. "I think prospects liro saW b6. "There la nolltlng I concciTo lhai more for Can dressed Iho hoard of trade nt n 1m cheon in llio. .MacDonald Vlcf-rrczldcnl Colenian is occoi MUfe iires'dcnl on his tour. Volley Breaks, Sparks Car Powder, Nearly 100 -Killed 'si, June. 5, _._> sccfde'rit- cccu'rf'ed shortly. before 7 o'clock ,-this mornlnp r Vvhejri empty carar was the thc Delaware ajid Hudson-" mines, to take men Into: the chambers, -whefe 100 men pi fed info" the car's, ''which were drawn ,by an ekctric rmblor. .Near.the end of. the train .was a, car of fafack powder.: When" ,lwo hundretJJeet in the tunnel'tne troltay wire bnikd and fell- Sparks Ignited the powder and instantly there wao an oxplotlon that sent the bodies of men flying In all directions, so tar- rifle thit. it' was -.heard (hrough- greater part of the city-. FUmei cjuJted the .greater lass of life, many of the bodlei being burned to criip. Other men who were burned and were trying isftty died of aurfoca- tJon. IXJXDOX. June ths com- DTia "in Vcply lo Col. "WedgcTvood, who assert irLcllier Ibe Germans in occupied territories had to take oil their lints nnd step otf'lhe altievralka on mecling British officers, Winston CliurchHI snld, amid loud cheera, tbaL when addressed Brlilsli of- ticers.lbey wcro refiuireJ to lake ol( their Late. He saw.no reason lo sup- fioso thai Ibe w.ould bo dis- conlinlied after the signing ol-u'cacc. Th's was one of Iha mllitarr Tfigula- IIOTIS deemed suitable and approprlatu to the period of The regu- lations were verr much- loss serero than which the'Germnns wero atcustomcrl (o Impose In occupied tor- ritories. He bellcTcu That oiir regiilatlona. tear comparison with any of (lie qlher fiscal powers dnrinn Ihe flyar. lie was not 16 dc- yrlve' Lhe'army of Us rlghll." HP ply lug to siipplcmc-nlnry HS TCfRrds American iiractlcc, Mr Churchill Said.he ivaa fiuUo contciil lo bo guided by the officers respons- ible for the conduct of the Ameilfan cida. ensl and '-n'esl, lo more fo .'ealoro confi- denco arid Iho .present un- rosl." "One living that eastern people should feel R shamed of." 'conttnucil the (lint ('icy