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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, V ji'stimates Passed" Under Pro Demand Earlier Sessions. DEVELOPMENT OF WEST COAL DEPOSITS URGED MONDAY IN PARLIAMENT THE: HOUSE: Third reading given bill amending the Civil Ser- vfce Act. Bill to regulate the Inspection and sale of'Commercial feeding stuffs, given-first reading, Bill respecting the director of coal opeVations for District 18, given second reading and progress .reported' on It. Second reading given bill amend- .Injj customs tariff of 1907, which .was' .reported' from committee, ;Royal Police es- tirjiates, soldiers' land settlement estimates were adopted. Henry Drayton announced the next parliament would be held In January. THE not alt. HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT 3.by the farmers'lo supply need- ed surface moisture.: There Is plenty of sub surface snols- IrC- Crops are a long ivay from suffering want of moisture, bat the lack of moisture at the surface is delaying Republican Convention Opens; Outlook is Just As Much Muddled a Showers this week would pest today. H. A. Craig, deputy mln Istcr of agriculture, will also be here to investigate, and J. D. Smith ot the government seod and weed branch'Is. already on the ground. The govern- ment Is well supplied with, poison bait to fight the plague. During the-nexl] ten days farmers should watch close- :crmtaation or late sown s OTTAWA, June 7. (Canadian criticism of the gov- eminent was voiced in the house this "nyenlng >vhen tho .estimates to cover expenditures'for the lioyal Canadian Mounted Police'came up for consider- ation. Memher'after member' declar- ed that the force in easttVn Canada and that it should be 'returned to Its original field in' tho west. Economy.-was urgedtlty: consequently the danger of Trosl catch- ing these Crops' before- maturity Is in- creasing.' Y'j Early sown grains arp. covering' the jround'well and are making good pro- gress, as the weather a couple cf weeks ago caused them to root well aad the'y the sub-sur- face moisture. Seeding Is practically ;aU" finished with tho of1 some flax and late oats'and barley- 1 breaking are extensively "reported. Kfppervllle and; Taber. districts re port winter rye la head in some fields. It is shot blade generally al" over the south..- The is also making.rapid-progress. Grass on the prairies was'never bet- ter, and cattle are" getting fal. Crops are not-so-far: advanced as they" we're at last year when an. excellent stand Iwas reported from all parts of the soiith during the first week in Tho next fortnight fwlll be critical for Ihe 1920 early, sown grates'will conlSpue'fp forge.' right ahead, II if only showers, late sown grain along. .day's" rain would make a wonderfut'improvement in con: ditions. V Grasshoppers are reported, from west nd and report thafiTSt appearance of hoppers in any numbers to the offi- cials here. The past week has been warmer, but the prevailing wind has been from1 the southwest and, white the fores of tho wind has cot 'upon, enough to cause; of.ftobteford and soiilbi ot-> Magrath. E. H. Strickland, gist, is visiting the farmS report ing the further soil drilling, It has had tho'j effect of drying out the top-soil. There' Is. plsnty of moisture three or 'four[ Inches down. (From Our Own Correspondent) .TABBR, June wheat seed- ing done, and oats about 50 per cent, seeded, flax about the same, the big the crop is lessen- jeginulng to lake breath. Barley in some places, but little heard of. A few stands of ot- falfa near the river, and a little at Purple Springs, all of which Is look; ing well. A few sports doing a little at wheat yel.'some pulling in wheat on account of the scarcity oi seed oats. Is coming along'fairly well, .but showers would bring it faster. Hyc making wonderful growth, and stool- ing out very henry, on large acreage like swampy undergrowth. CY claim stands of ryo two, feet- easily, and shootiug into blade.- Some stands Of rye east of here already headed oul, with heavy stooling. S.. J. Lajjqn has heavy stand of alfalfa at end of town. Somo early wheat i ing exceptional growth, hut rail Bolsltetiiki anese HONOLULUr JJne Jap- war }.announced that according witness, es, several hundred Japanese, In- _____....._.vv.rch 12 and no Jap- anese had bcjeh jett alive In the town, accordiris to Tokto advlcet to'the .The small. JVparieae garrison com- manded defended their consurate fir five; days, but Snding themttlifeJ anally outnum- bered, they, burned the building with the documents it contained committed suicide, the dispatch '-I'Xt t': Monster Crowds'Try to Crowd Into Catn- paign Managers Sympathizers Try to Force Move to Recognize Treaty Fight May Fought on Floor of Convention. I Manitoba Free Press Itv j dicates That Seldom Were COLISEUXf, .CHICAGO. June couimltteo 1 report progress. By nest j The' Republican national convention was actually called to order 'at a.mr Soon after Chairman Hayes au- peared on. tho platform and was greet- Kovember the majority of the Kcpub lican party tliould be dt least three utilllon. In spirit I report more piogress. I report fulfilluient.: The this convention cheers greeted that state- ed with rounds of applause and shouts, [great party of tRe union has become Clrairman Hayes brought down the 1 a uiitoii. ft shall Ontinue so Tiiero gavol with "a whack and the couvc-u- bolt lion came 'quickly to order. Bishop Chas.B.5 Woodcock of offered -the opening prayer. Lodge as Chairman The prayer was a long one and at! Chairman Hayes tlieir introduced Is conclusion the audience broke as temporary chair- (Continued on Page Four.) Benin be chief argument Bgainst an.exten'sifla.of the 'scoreiof j {lie-mounted police, and' "Hon. Rodojphe Leraieux declared that tho .estimate of. J be Its _. moiantcid'poilcc esttmate >ras "carried with the n.y for new buildings; to..stand. Spjneifrjlscusslbn on '-beglnhlngisos- arose when Sir Henry Brayton'introduced.a resolution ask-. ing' fur .being-one-sixth t bf'the estimates. Some of the larger amounts had' been passed, he said, anl if.was absolutely -necessary' lo have the.money. Want Esrlier Sessions j" Hon.. W. L.. Mackenzie .King said be aid not wish to oppose the motion, but! the government must understand that! iiext year It insist on an earlier Kesslon. Ho.would'rather see tho house, begin Its sittings la'November iian.ln February. -I. of also wanted earlier slating that 90 per of. tho members on'both sides of tho.house favored them, lie threat- ened to. hold up the vote unless, the- government announced itself on 'the matter. Next Session in January .Sir.Henry out that he coiild nol make any promise for tbe government, and the vot.e passed. Sir Kcury stated, however, that the next session would definitely Leghi in Jan- 'jury. cohere was considerable discussion of the senate bill which proposes to continue the office of director of coal operations in District IS. This measure received its second reading but remains in tbe committee tlage. The soldiers' land settlement act for carried. A message from fhe senate announced Hie passage of the Supreme Court Act. The house ailjouriied at midnight. OppODeSgMiners' Bonuses Col. J. A. Currlc, North Sinicoo, tested against the system cf boiiuslug miners. These men were holding tlio loiiiilry by 'thp throat because they were paid for- the time their mines were not working. There should lie nn effort to keep these mines work- Ing during the good se.ison and file should be stored at central He said tho railway companies Mid- not want to baul coal from Ibc west but preferred lo get reltirn sjiip- liients of United States coal to carry lo Winnipeg. The Burns Mine Dr. .W. D. Cownik of Ilcginn, asked k llio government wiry the development f of a huge anthracite mine at Sheep Creek was .'delayed. .110 understood Hint Burns and Company had a lease on the mine and were getting a rnll foad Ip.irt down there, bitt the people of Itcginn had been cxpecl.ing for years to get coal from tho wlilcli was plcnllfnl and of a finality of an- thracite calculated to satisfy the "aris- tocratic tastes" of Canadians In thft Walter of coal. If Diirrig and Company were not prepared to inako -hi developing the mine, the' government should lot EOinabody clso take It over, ft would keep the National railway puny and help to reduce Ihe deficit. It Is a Shame Captain 'U. J. Manlon, of Kort Wil- liam; said It did seem n Imgedy Unit Hie country which liad tho second largest coal doposlls in thp world on Page Foir) (Aisocialed' .today .tendered Its Presi- ;.dent iEbert, it' to also askeei Chan- cellor take -step's, so that the results o( Sunday's pre- liminary' election' estab- lished as soon as possible in order that the may be sum- moned at the 'possible date. Price Fafl Is Reported In France; .Good Harvest In Sight; People Working PARIS, June in the cost of necessities of life Which are outlined by several newspapers'.this niorning, all., of gtt- tirig'tiabk a say 'that the attitude of the'public In buying only what is absolutely necessary, has had much to do with, a falling off in prices re- cently. ,j- 'The Star Bpangled'Banner." Tho'otfieial photo of the convention1 ,vas then taken. "THIlIer. of the national committee then read the roll call.for the The not-very much Inte'reBted In Uie reading of the call, niost of the delegates "knowing Its terms. They-embraced Iho opportunity for; confe'ronces 'and .conversation, a steady hunv porya.ded the hall during the reading. for order BO hard.So jolted over a glass of wat- er on tho Becretary's table and step- ped out to: 4he c'4ge ot tho speaker's platform. Predicts Victory "The Republican party has met .this1 free, and- open he, "jo accept, from tho people a man- date for the government of the United States.-'As chairman' of your national SOME POINTS NEED SURFACE MOISTURE June presenting its second crop report for thy -Manitoba Free Press announces wliai It indicates is about the best condition of crops at this dale of any year sinw 1901, when iheso reports began, with possibly (he single exception of, when the June crop conditions were1 cs nearly perfect as it Is bopc for. present report is iriu'cl more encouraging than the early 'June report of Ihe famoits'burhper year ol 1915, as during the early part of Junf of that year beavy frosts'occurred ant the crop had uot fully recovered fron them. nan and the gathering let out more cheers' and a rallying chorus of ayes affirmed his selection. Another vwave of cheers greeted the enalor'as he stepped out to the speaker's position. Another cheer lead- er was on the job with three cheers for, Senator Lodge and they were glv.en. It was one minute after noon when the cheers died away and Scn-j last weeh iu. MaV ator Lodge began dcllver.ng-his ad- vqn. lligh 'tllerc dress after having been introduced by Wils" sprlous apprehension of'damage Chairman Hayes as- Honorable Henry Cabot Lodge, of the United Tleforo Senator Lodge got.under way the motion picture men.turned on a battery of strong lights which were focused on Senator Lodge, but wlilcb cast an ilifenso glare in tho faces ot Ihe delegates and the '.spectators. There were such insistent objections, so loudly voiced; that they had to be .from this source. The reports-hull catcd that the heavy rains and cim weather have not only stopped the tCoutimied on Page Nine.) Calif omlaVNati ye SonOutlines Platform'flr-His Fight for Argentina Puts bn Export Duty invAnJittoii to Reduce Bread Price HUENOS ij- this British, French and Jfallan min- sters against the export duties on wheat eipo'rtatidns; which were led with the foreign'off Ice last week, avc not as yet'produced results and ships ready lo'leavo taf European ports have riot ;heen able to complete :hcir cargoes, ha Iho whole matter In his hands and W .said to take the attitude that it is important to the country that no fur- ther wheat be exported-until some means of reducing the price of breat arc assured. CHICAGO WILL SAVE DAYLIGHT eiliOAOO, ;'Jtme Chicago city council yesterday passed a day- light saving ordinance. Tho measuro will bo 13 nnlll tho lust Sunday in October. TURK NATIONALISTS DEFEAT REGULARS PARIS, June tlonllist forces have defeated gov- ernment troops and have advanc- ed up to within about 5 1-2 miles' of Ismid, according to Constanti- nople despatches received by newspapers here.. A. F. OF L. ADJOURN MONTREAL, June a brief session the A. F. of L. in con- vention here.today, took an ad- journment until tomorrow as there was' no farther business on hand until the resolutions committee re- port was ready. The. auditors' re- port read to the convention show-' ed: that the federation had a de- fetisi fund of and paid out In sick benefits during the last year, James Duncan, vice-president, presided today in the absence of Sa'muel Gompers, president, who is in Chicago. The resolutions committee and the various other committees were' In session throughout the day and will begin presentation of their re- ports tomorrow. ..CHICAGO, Juno Senator Hiram Johnson put forward :last- night the argument-Jin favor of. his own nomina- tion for, president .by the Republican nalipjja'l convention.. Before a' great inaE.s -meetuig. attended by- many''dele- gate'E, he pleaded for what ho called a-, "h'cad tip, eyes open" party to "hitch in 'the shadow of. defining two, big Issues. Senator Johnson declared the first was (he high cost of living to be coped with, not .wholly- by new law, but by nushrinklng "administration oi the present law." The second issue, international, he covered flatly with tho declaration, "I am opposed to the present 'covenant of the -league of emphasiz- opposition' to the present covenant and the treaty of Versailles. 'Against It, the Republican party must' ake, its ho declared. "There :an be no hiding or skulking upon an ssue of this magnitude. In this cam- latgn men must march under the ban- ler of Etiropean imperialism and Inter- nationalism, or under the old Stars and Stripes." Touching on tho league of nations, on which he said his "whole campaign" was based, he declared: "Longingly our eyes' were turned to Paris during the secret deliberations there. With the presentation ot the covenant came our disillusionment. W6 found not a union of the free peo- ples ot tho world, but wo found the perpetuation of the old imperialism. "Peoples were forgotten. Rulers re- mained supreme. Progress was pro- to Force House Debate, Wheat Canvassing Gommittee Appoint- to Make School Land Separate District. Will Saldiers Get Irrigated Land, Meighen informs WA. Buchanan (Special lo ihf. Herald) OTTAWA, June the discussion of. soldier" land" settle- ment estimates in. the house list nljht, W. A. of Liith- bridge, reminded Hon. Meigheii of the request made a! Lethbrirfae last fall that soldiers Wanting to take up irrigated-land should be assisted under the Land Settle- ment Act, Mr. Buchanan said: "Has anytiilng been done to eh> able the returned men to take up irrigated land Tr.e minister will remember that on the occasion of his visit'to South- ern Alberta last year representa- tions-were made that Assistance should be provided for s6ldlers to settle Irrigated lands, and he will also remember that the Can- adian Pacific Railway h'ad estab- lished a colony for. soldiers on their Irrigated In South- ern Alberta and It Was meeting with success, I shall be glad If the minister will make a state- iwnt on the subject.'1 Hon. Mr. Mclghe'n in said: "I am glad to say that we have decid- ed to go as far as, if Indeed not farther, than I Intimated'on the occasion of that visit. I was in- Impressed by visiting the irrigale.d farrhs of Alberta with the possibilities of farming there, and it appealed to me as wholly Unjustifiable that we should adopt any entirely negative attitude to- wards Irrigated land, oven though the prices were much in excess of ordinary land. We arc prepared fo assist En accordance -with f he provisions of.the soldier settle- rr.entact men who desire to settle upon irrigated fand or upon Irrig- able land on one and that Is certainly as'to water sup- ply. Just as soon as thetboard Is that there (6 available at the moment, but that a water supply. Is certain and that Ihe property Is; not mere- ly an irrigable one but that pro- vision already made to bring a sure water supply to It, then we are ready to take the hand of the soldier and help him settle on that land and afford him the assistance of the Soldier Settlement Act.r, drifting and blowing but that to very gi'cat extent the. crop has recov- ered without reseeding feeing r.eces sary. Where re-seeding bas beei- done iri mainly to oats. Very great apprehension has exist- ed as to grasshoppers and all corres', HoniSents in the infected atoas v.'ere1 asketl to report on grasshoppers. The replies, on the whole, show'that tuc (ivet weather'has, retarded hatching I tut whether 'permanently, 'remains ic he .seen. Only I-A'O posats, both' in 1 Manitoba, namely, Clcarwater anii c I Wftskada, report any serious ilamagi up to (he present. All points report: fine' 'organization in fight the [lests and abundant supplies of .poisonVfoi eluded, every existing Injuslico pctuated." PCT- Polcs Creak Through North of Minsk and Reds Flee in Panic. WARSAW, June Bolshevik forces have neon driven back in A panfc along .tho front between the Dvlna and Rcaerina rivers, according to an official statement issued at Polish army headquarters here. The Poles launched an attack against the town of Olubokoi, S5 miles north of Minsk, which broke ihsoiigh the soViel lines and resulted In the capture oi SOO -prisoners and a large amount o booty. Vttolshoviki who had crossec the Iteresina have been driven back it ia declared, Our Own Correspondent) TABEll, June the discus- sion which took place at the meeting of the-'executive of tho larger Taber irrigation project called at tho of the Board of Trade, it is evident that much remains to be done in the matter tho petilions.1 T. S. llartiji was in-the chair, and the short notice given mav.have .been the reason for tho major-part of tho attendance of about a dozen persons being towns- people. The Mayor, Sec. Snndal of Iho Taber district, and; Messrs. Tain- ler, D. Malo, and others were present. Tho main purpose of the meeting was to make arrangements looking to the completion of the canvass, but after examination of the new Act, and a rattier full discussion of IBe petition matter, it appeared that on account of the petitions not having been com- pleted beforo the passage of the new Act, in which important, changes have been mada-from (lie old work will require lo be done anew. o conform to tho neV conditions. Th lelay was claimed to bo due to bai and the storniy.weather earlier n Ibe yeari and the late season re- quiring utmost attention to the crop nlone. The secretary having been call- ed away, T. A.'Smidalof the Taber rrigatioii district, who hail done somi. vork lu connection with the pcii-t tions, was asked lo lake charge, and did.so on the understanding thai he' was to have a free hand, and the as- sistance of a committee of three, witli sower lo add lo it found necessary. Secretary Stmilal stales on account of'lhe absentee own- ers ntiniborlng about 25 per cc.nl. it will take abnut ninety days lo got" matters Itv shape, but Hie work will bo pushed as fast 'as possible. An attempt will bo uiadc to get (he 7000 acres of school lands cut ofi' from the district of Taker on the west, erected inlo a separate irrigation district. The eld Act states the word "own- er" to mean a registered owner, a bolder by agreement of sale, a mort- gagee in actual possession. others, while (he new Act states lhal nn owner Is tho registered owner un- der the Land Titles Act. Tills makes (Canadian TJi'c-.mOijUiiortb'grn to-bring the ones- BiSn of hoppers tioh'of .open'tradtng in 'a All that'human .ouergy can 'doijs being ibns (ire prevent a spread of the plffguet strong feature of the he abundant supply of mbiatuit-1 _ repbrt any need of rain :fieso points add'that there is plenty of 'moisture, but sho'wcri' .re needed-lo help germinate Iho laV own grain. Under general, conditions the report could not be more 'oplimislic, "never, "ideal" similnr us pros- V" stons abounding. hepd, a serieH of queslipnj for the commons front ;Fti H. Stevens, Vancauver. "Ho-asks.- It the govenimcut In tend 3 to the proposal of the Cauadifln Council of Agriculture to continue tho-'wbeat this session or, whether it is possible to deal withrthe matter hy order-in-cbuncll. Mr. Stevens goes on to ask if the government is award that control of, marketing has been abandoned by-the' United Slates government." .Whether, under the powers of the Canada Wheat llbartl it is the diUy of the board to secure for the seller the highest possible price In tliu world market; if the marketing of Canadian wheat has resulted in farmers getting Hie highest market, price for' their wheat, or whether that'marketing" by the board has resulted in lowering the price of flour to the, Canadian cou> Money Yviil He Distributed fot Last Year's >Vork.Whcn Bill Is Passed. OTTAWA, Juue estimal ed last evening by W- Kowell, president of the privy council, that tho sum of would be retmired to cover Die -increased to givi! servants throughout Canada, in res- pect to last year's This will he- come payable when Ihe civil service bill, which was given third reading In the commons yesterday, is.passed b'j the senate anu becomes law. the bill hag become lavy, it is saifl, an estimate calling for w.ill ,bc put through the honse and that cheques will then immediately bo is- sued Wall employees of the govern- ment. The increase in 'Iho Is retro-. active to April 1. 1919 and the osli- mate of is to'cnver lain year's salaries. Kvcry cmploycn it) the civil service is nffcded by tlio bill. which passed yesterday." Richard Marpole, Director of C. P. R., Found Dead in Room (in Vancouver Hotel. v VANCOUVER, B. p., June ard .Marpole, executive of, tho Canad- ian Pacific iinllway, in British C'ol- umbia, died shortly after, nocn today from heart trouble room at.tlio Holel Vancouver. The lale Mr. Marpole was born in Wales on October 3. 1S59. In 1S8! he- became'associated with Hie Can- adian Pacific Railway, first, rts coil- Iraclor, and In ISSl! he was appointed a member of the olllcial -staff In the capacity of asrlslant manager ot con Mrurlion on Iho Algoma brunch and Iho N'lpplsing dlvisloil ot the line. In ISSfi Im was transferred to the Pacific division and In 1897 ho became gen- _____ oral superintendent of the Pacific di-j Tho rnval which nir.rc hr, hold unfil IonT ARTHUR, June ONTARIO TIMBER LIMITS .PROBE OPENS vision which office ho held until 1507, when he was appointed lo bo general a significant change in the signing df i executive assistant for lilritiah Col- (lie papers as may'readily be seen.] lmbh, lie was'also vice-president Messrs..Talnfer. Don Malo, anil Kent-1 Or the Esqulmalt and Nanaimo rail- per were appointed to assist the secretary In tho prosecution ot the VETERAN DROWNS rBTERBOKO, Out., June S-- O. Glilcr, IS years of age, a relumed soldier, was drownsd In the- Otonabc river yesterday. Ho was upsoi" from a canoe. The body was recovered. NEW YORK FUNDS .NEW YORK, Juno ex- change steady, ncnuuid' 3.00 1-1; cables-3.91; Canadian 'lullhrs 88.75, OETS ACCLAMATION ST. JOHN, N.D., Juno tions for camlldal.es In tho bye-election nmdo necessary by the decision of lion. W. P. Hoborts, provincial minister of public heailh, to accept the salary lo which ho is entitled, as a minister of Iho As a re- sult, of Iho decision of tho local op po- sition not to 6ppr3sQ him, Dr. Roberts is returned by acclamation. The lato Mr. Marpolo was the first lo preparo time tables upon the 54- hour system in America. FOOD COST CAUSES VIOLENT HIOTS, VIENNA VIBNXA, June Violent demon- strations occurred .here yesterday, be- ing caused by the high cost of food. Police intervened and several melees occurred IhrauKhont Ihe cily, several persons being killed and '23 wounded. commission Investigating timber oper- ations of'rccont years in Ontario, un- der .Iitstfces Illddlo and I.atchfoni, began Its'hearings here today. About fifl local and district men have been (summoned as witnesses. It Is expect- ed that the commission will tip In fes- sion here all week. One week, how- ever, will not complete the work here, find after a weeks session at Kort Frances, the commission will again meet here. Many arrests wero day, during Iho WOMAN SUICIDES TORONTO, June -Jlrx. Mary Elevens, 42 yearj of age, who was 111 and despondent, ended her. life ,laht night by culling her throal." Her lite- band found when he returned from work. ;