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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUXK 10, 1020 oLXTEEN PAGES It G.OJP. Convention BreaksiDeadlock On League; Nominations on Friday NUMBER 153 Postmen Are Almost Sure They'll Strike Fina! Annual Report of Board Says It's Up (o Gov-crn- merit lo Decide.- UNWORKABLE UNDER j PRESENT REGULATIONS' OTTAWA, June Canadian j tiiat the operation uf civil service regulations lias pre-1 venied It on effective.- Jy, Iho Hoard in its fiuut annual ropprt, mado public today, i nsks the government for a. contemiiv I on the method in-which tliu board Ss operated for the future, if ot' nil. The board asl-3 for release from ibe necessity ot accepting experts nominated by .the civil service com- mission 'which .would go for recom- inendation'of such experts-to the very interests the board Tvas eb'arged "with investigating. It declares its conviction Out tbc bo.ird's first j duty is to tbo consumer, and points! oui that the larger functions vested Iu j it by tbo Comtyucs arid-Pair Prices Act, the investigation, ot combines, unit the general supervision of-trade process cannot be-carried out'with'' out einort.nnd triuU'o'rtlir staffs. Up to. the. Government Expressing their 'Indifference from the personal standpoint to the tion of whether 'they remain commis- sioners, ot the Hoard of'Commerce cr not, -they ask 'the government 10 ih- claro its intentions' with regard to so that they -may "settle I1'-- o( tlfcir respective fulin-r-i Pull details of its activities Uiriingti. out the-nonihiion, its in Ciin- nda ami tlio'United Slates tor tlio pur- :'poso ot investigating alleged profiteer- ing or co.ubines. and minute aucounte ot Uie operation ol'its departments in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and its inspectors in other cities aro reported. Differ With TORONTO, June letter carriers have taken the strike vote and according to the reports obtainable today, between 95 and 100 per cent, are In favor of striking. Prospects exist for the ajjrojd of thb strike from the ranks of the letter carriers to every branch of ths federal civil servants' aisociatlon, which In TV ronto alone, Includes a total of about carriers, postal clerks, railway mall and transportation clerks. "A strike Is practically things are In. a critical stated W. J. Gallagher, president ;of the Dominion Psstil. Clerks' As- sociation this morning. "Nothing that I know of can avert a strike." Fundamentally the chief cause of the unrest, which threatens to precipitate the crisis, Is ed failure of the government to approach a fulfillment of Its prom- Ises In the latest amended reclassi- ftcatlon bill. Root Resolution To Go Before Convention Provide for Brand New League WilK Other Nations to Settle Inter- i .national Deadlock May Reach Nominating Stage This; JEvpning. CHICAGO, June league of Nations pUnkdntUif by. Elihu Root was accepted as a bacji of compromise today by on tho resolutions subcommittee. Omitting all endorsement of the pending league covenant, the Root resolution provides for a new aareement with other which >hall Include a tribunal for the settlement of It was prepared by Senator Root before hli departure for Eu'ropt'but hat been modified considerably by the subcommittee. Although the sub-committee alio approved Mexican and Armenian planks, they decided to tptr.d the day in puttjfte platform Into final ships and to submit full committee) alj.four p.m.. It suggested that the convention might .night session to approve the platform and possibly begin work on n'orninatjont. CHICAGO, June third-day of the con- .vention opened with the party machinery for the least, doubly deadlocked. There had emerged from endless-negotiations scenes no agreement either as to a presidential candidate or draft U.F.O. Stood off All Attempts To Bribe Them Local Istter'carrlers have taken ho vote on the strike issue as yet. committee on platform spilt after of fruitless a conu .1 ?''L Unable to jgree on any declaration proposed in the platform, the sub-committee adjourned long after-widntijht.' An agree- ment report frim the sub-committeo faced the on reio- lutlons when it assembled at 9 a.m. to take up Convention Marks tho the corn- y.. Edwards of-New Jersey Is Election Issue. VV. F'. K.C" ahd James dissent.froui the opinion expressed by Iho-ex-chief-: commissioner, !H A. thai -the operations' com- mitted to tiie board are impossible of (Continued ou Pago Eiglit.) BE NEEDED t'GEI Land Settlement Association Plans .Active Campaign for Colonization. OTTAWA, June govern- ment has been unsuccessful in Us cf- forls to secure assurances of contin- ued Biijiplles for Canadian newspapers now facing suspension owing to Ihc inability to Ket 'non-sprint although wiitu prepared to pay current contract prices for ciport to foreign countries, J-eglslatio.n, conserving for Canada the domestic requirements ef news-' print, sccras lo'be tho only possible solution of the present crisis. i .Two uoinls are being emphasized by Ihe Canadian Ibe lolal Canadian requirements are less than 13 per cent, of the Canadian liroduijtion and that no favor Is being tuSctl as regards prico. As. a sMo light on their position, tho Canadian publishers are threaten- ed, with suspension and aro citing the fact that certain Individual piilishers In the-UnHcd Slates each N. J., June 10.--Governor EOward I. for the Democratlis, prosldcntlnl nomination hi s statement! BgnedheVo today demand- ing .libBralitatton -'of "the A'olElead act of tho United States, lawfully and by the methods pass, judgment on "Tho supremo court has declared the 18Ui amend.njent to be c. part of tho constitution tlio Volstead act is to' bn iis .statulpry reads "tbo sfuloraent. act is open to such em'endmerit as "the duly elacted icpresonlatlrea of the people may enact. "No power sxists which Is para- mount to tho power of the people ex- pressed at There alono is Boterotgnity. Every candidate for congress, slate and legislative official and the candidates for the pres- idency will be called upon this coming -Vovember, lo declare-their positions uninlslalMbly on the fiano and reason- able the constitution- al amendment la fjivor of the. nermis- stvo uso of light wlries and beers, each stato to determine its regulations under tlis liberal limitations or a gen- eral federal statute." Meanwhile convention itself must mark time. No' real progress could be made with-its work and an- other early adjournment seemed like- ly tojay. i When the mass" of. more than one thousanu, footsore delegates arose to resume tbo endless round o[ 'c'amll- j dates1 camps and headquarters that fills the days for them, pending the final struggle for balloting, the1 air was lenso ivilb whispers of impending evantB. Undefinablo rumors of serious ruu- ures. between factional leaders were, abroad. There waa talk of bolts and 'that delegations jtould, walk out in hatches hut there was no one to say fronrwhere the talk cauie. Blame Pro-Leaguers A few days ago it was the anti- league forces against which a cry ol prospective1 insurrection was raised. Yeslejday the pro-leaguers, and the "reservationlsts" were openly charged by their opponents hn'vSnV brought ..discord into .the council'oE platform makers. Until after 1 o'clock this morning the battle over the treaty plank waged Curiously behind the locked doors of ENDOW PROFESSORSHIP OF U. S. HISTORY AT OXFORD June thous- and pounds for endowment ot a pro- fessorship of United Slates history has been given to Oxford University by Viscount Kolhemore, former sccrc- j tary of state for Ireland. The gift is 1 mado in memory of Hol'ncmorc's son who was killed in the late war. log from Canndd aimost ns rnucti news irlnt as Is required by nil thn (lallyl newspapers of Cnnnilsi put logcUier. I -'f SUGAR PRICE DROPS SAN WlANCISfJO, Junn 10. in tho wholesale price of sugar from f 26.30 to JJo.OO a hundred Is announced mitteemen.in 'sleeves and worn by the long every avenue for ppf sible.' escapo from an open broat. As 'the', platform makers resumed 'their w'prtc this momiiis they described the prospects for an agree- ment as "pretty! bad." The irrccon- cllables on the League of Nations Is- sue -renewed -their- i'threats to leave the party it thu.'l platform affirmed it in. any way. Tentative'. Plank Framed CHICAGO, When the reso- lutions suu'-comimttee went into ses- sion again morning with the League of- still threat- ening a parly a tentative lor- eigri, -relations plank "was under con- Kideratlou ,tti the treaty without. reservations but favor- ing ratjficatloni.'ivUh! American.'rtehts safegunrdei. V. .i Tiie tilank wasyfraineil alter an all- night conference in which, former Sen- ator Murray leaains'.thoiraild coniained iii' substance the declaration 'submitted .by Senator Crane yesterday and hail "liot' Been accepted by the-lrreconciiables. (Continued on Page Eight J Irish Question is M. Thrown on Floor of A.F.ofL. Convention Irish Trade Union Congress Cables Convention Urging De- mand That James Lavkin Be Released and That 1 Irish Aims Be Secured. by tho Western Sugar Hefincry. MONTREAL, June 10. The American iFederatfon of Labor went on record here today as op-, posed to the establishment of a permanent non-partisan political educational department to make it nation-wide campaign in support of the federation non-partisan pol- icy. The Irish Question MONTHBAb, Juno cable- Emm from the executive conunUtcc o( life Irish Trade Union Congress Vas to tlio A. P. of a. convention this morning, iirgtnR tho federation to demand the from prison of "Comrade James iJrkin, Irish lAbor leader" and to "use every effort to secure for Ireland tho principles for which America claimed to iiavc enter-. 'iC'i (he war." is now jiorvinfi IK sentence for criminal anarchy. After a-bitter ileliate marked by oratory, the federation adopted The convention referred Ihe matter to .the executive council LONDON, Ont, June sum of money offered to repre- sentatives of the people to pass certain .pieces of'legislation dur- ing the last of legislature was was the startling statement made by And'rew Hicks, United Farmers of Ontario whip, In an address to the East Middle- sex United Farmers of Ontario picnic here yesterday. "But thank he added, "not one of our United Farmers of'On- tario succumbed to 'the attempted bribery." lax Boots and Essential Articles of Clothing on the Excess Rather Than Whole Furniture and China to be Taxed Present Taxes Stand Till New Proposals Adopted. Montreal Considering CHy -Manager Form of Govt. j VJIOXTRBAL; Juno almost unanimous- vo'te the charter cominis-: sion showed yesterday vhey were for I making radical changes in the system 1 of city government, when they ex- pressed their opinion, with but one j or two of. the 14 ro'einbers present dis- j leafing, iu favor of Uie appointment of a city manager; of compulsory of proportional _represents- tion; c'f tha referendum and and of Uie ftdoltUon ot the sys- Cera, to bft replaced by districts !EE in number from one to three, with ft niaifm'am_of five districts. CMHEGWB .Will Be Guests of B. C. Capital for Tiyfl Days Before Going East.- OTTAWA, June changes in the luxury taxes are. In ihc house tonight Sir Henry Drayton, minister of finance, Indicated some changes he intends to propose. In brief they are: and etsential articles of clothing to be taxed 15 per cent. on the excess, instead of 10 per cent, on the total telling price. furniture, walk- ing sticks and expensive chitra to be subject to luxury tax. They were not previously included. limit increased on furs, coats, caps, muffs, neck- pieces, robes and rugs. In the tax of sporting goods, velvets, velveteens, lace and braid, ribbons and car- pets. Sir Henry did not give formal nutice of Iiis proposed anienriiueuis. TliH will lie 'given later. 'Ifo also inadt; it clear lo the house that the tsues as laid doivu in (lie budget speech would bo still in force for Ihc present. "Xolh- IUB said tonight." ho declared, "will slier tho present taw until the rcso- .iutions imve iiKssed the bouse." No Change In Principle Consideration of the proposed chang- es was "deferred until Thursday, but Hie procedure aroused some criticism .Dr. Clark, ot Hed .User, asked the min- ister ol finance if tiie budget propoe- als wero lo be lakeu as serious pro- posals. Nrow, the minister u whole list ot alterations in'detail. -1 To this Sir Heury replied Hftal; no-' changes in iirJuciple 'were' proposed. Certain luxuries were to be included uhicli were omitted in ibe original I resolution. Certain modifications were j luoposcd In deference to EUgscEtiur..- ceived. Propose Change in Shos Tax Sir Henry suggested that the las oij boots, putnps and slippers, jiiiigiit bo raised from 10 lo 15 per on nil of these costing over 51'. tys: [u bo fimu'td on the i over instead of tiie total cost nf ihu articles. Proposed Clothing Changes Sip Henry submitted further amend- ment in regard to essential articles of clothing. Instead of iO per.cent, ou the full cost, the tax oil tba following articles, if present suggestions :ire adc-nted, will be 15 per cent, un the excess: Trousers sold separately from pulls in excess of ?12 per pair; coats, men's and boys', sold separately from suits, not Including leather cor-.ts liueJ with sheepskin, iu eicess o! 525 each. Cloth overcoats, men's wn- incns' aud mis-ses', in excess of eacli. Waistcoms. men's, sold separately from Huits. in excels of each. women's rnd misses', ex- cept suits, iu excess of. each. Suits, separate from dresses, ex- cept silk, in excess of JGO each. and misses', sold separately frmn suits, except silk, in excess ot ?3o cacli. (Conltuued on" Four.) VAXCOliVER, June dian of the Cana- dian Manufacturers' Association from points cast ot British Columbia who have been In attendance at the an- nual convention here left with tbn lady members of- the party this morning ,for Victoria where win spend "the next two days, returning to this Iclty on Friday night en route to their j homes in eastern Canada. Tonight the nftmbers of Iho parly will be tho guests of (lie Victoria Board, of Trade I and tomorrow morning will bo taken! fo Esquimau and points of Interest about the provincial capital, after which they will be entertained (o lun- cheon by the Kotary Club of that city. Yesterday the aflernnon wag spent In Now Westminster inspecting th lumber mills and industries ot that city. WESTERN UNIONIST CAUCUS POSTPONED OTV'AYVA, June Canadian of other committee work was .responsible today for Ibe postponement of the gathcrlng'of west- fercncc Jf tbo various unions supporters at Ihc government In cd and it all desire to be united unflcri flie commons to-consider the market- a food producing and distributing cle-' ot lnc crop, alsn the policy Poland To Propose Peace Send Note To Bolshevik! VYA.RSAW, June Associated will send a no.e Jo the Russian soviet government within few dayt, accord- ing to newspapers here. The proposal will be handled by Premier who is empowered to act In behalf of the government, which framed its' new nola on June 4. Bolshevik Claims j a resolution requesting the hooil of llallw, j the "color ll.n llrother- Clerks to eliminate way Clerks I its nSTt'ro full i ponsltufion portiuenl, up plans for such department. Organize Police Tho proposal o! tiie Policemen's Union of OWohoma City, Okla that policemen's union bn chartered, was given favorable con- sideration and the convention asked tbo executive council to lake this mat- ter, up as soon as tho membership of policemen's unions readied six tlipus- TWO LITTLE GIRLS BURNED TO DEATH NEW VORK. June little burned to death and their mother and little brother were serious- ly injured early this morning Iu a fire which started In a fiarbago can sland- lo be pursued in regard to natural re sources. Jt is ihs.t several millers have written asking the com- mittee lo hear Ih'om. The committee has reached no decision on this point, however. U.S. Women Tired of Waiting For Suffrage A mendment to Pass; Will Action CHICAGO, June devoid of hope that Republican leaders here will urge the governors of Vermont and Connecticut to call special', legislative sessions to pass on the suffrage amendment, members of National Women's Party prepared today to intensify their picketing at the convention. Pickets were 'sent out with banners calling upon the voters not to support the Republican party unless it took more decisive action on equal suffrage. "The situation looks darker today than it ever has since %ve came to Mrs. Abbey Scott Baker declared. "We shall sharpen our attack from now on unless something is done. Our actions "may lead to arrests, but are ready for any emergency for we are ticcd of .3. JAMAICA WILL ASK FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT KINGSTON, Jrunatca, of an ex- tended ccmaUUUton in Jamaica which will include a mortified v form of scH-eovernincnt is lo tie asfcvd of Great llrftahi. executive council today nji- jiointeri u coinmHtoD to draft an address to Iho kinn in which ttKiRC requests Will bu con- NEAV DEPUTY MINISTER OF MINES APPOINTED VAXCOUVBlt; Juno B. Camsell of peolcgical bureau. Vancouver', has received liic appointment ot deputy minister ot inliji'S for Canada, according to won! received here toilny from Otlawa. Appointment Confirmed OTTAWA, June, Canadian afyalnimf.nl is confirm- .am! give Ihe rilfcro full mombor-sliip. Want Hotel Workers-Organized i in tiro lower hallway of an apart.- ment.house. Mure than 100 persons Vancouver, lo tho LONDON, Juno Ilul- Shevlst forces "are advancing near Kfov and southwest of, that city, ac- cording to a wlreiss dospalcli recclvcil here an oHIclal statement Is- liued' at Moscow yesterday. flolshevih cavalry 'succendotl breaking through the Polish lines, after defeating cavalry and Infantry detachments and Is operating In the; neighborhood of Henlltchov and Zhito- mir, iho statement declares. In the tobruahk region, aloog Uia middle j Ilnor came when the organization com- i mttjeo "non-concurred" on resolution i of Ibe Chicago f'edcrallon of lAbor. asking that ihn c.teciitivo council ap- point a special oun.miUcc lo investi- gate Iho fcasability of combining nil] workers in ibe food and catering in- idustry of Amcricii Into a (ond proiluc-] [Ing anil distributing department. j 1 Dek'giilea from Chicago' led by Mas! I'Haj-oz. spoke in support of tho roao- i lulion ileclaring that the "giganllc hotel interests'1 of iho country had --f combined agrtliist union workers and fighting continues north o[ Gorbal.lmusl hj1 met by a'similar organization. [They ffnii! that this .was the only down uVc escapes over thn .adjoining roofs or wore rescued by Hie firsl content-on convention firemen. tul today of, Charles K. Camsell. of post of deputy rnin- re-aches o( the ilr.rcsinrv river, a I'ol- tsb attack has while near ths mouth at the Bcresitia. The Crimean Situation LONDON. Juno Ilolaheviki forces have held up the forward move- nwnt begnn In tho Crimea early this week by Ihe army of Oenerel Wrangel. who succeeded to the command of the remnant of the Ijenikino forcea in "effective way to procure juslico for- IJie millions of toliers engaged in this important The members of the organization commiltec -drrlareri ITio combination of Ihcsc laiiorera was unnecessary and lo many special departments in the] Southern Russia.. It la reported inlfcderatfon "would do more harm than I Wednesday's official soviet statement good." received by ivlrelcsa front Moscow J It would alsn i ______ ,._ pcnsc, unnecessary ex- WEDNESDAY IN PARLIAMENT THE Income Tax act put through -committee. Amend- ments providing for Increase of ex- emption for persons with children and also providing fof- exemption of charitable contributions lost. Modifications" cf luxury taxes brought down by government and discussed. Many changes suggest' ed. THE SENATE: Government bill repealing clauses in Itnmlgra- Ion act giving minister of Immigra- tion power to deport Briifsh resi- dents found guilty of sedition And conspiracy, repected by vote of 30 to 17, Bill respecting the Bell Tele- phone Company, bill rcsjjectlng Canadian preference and bill to In- corporate the Aberdeen Fire Insur- ance Company given third reading. later at mines for tlio Dominion. Tile ovdcr-iu-rouncil authorizing Jho ap- pointment was signed by thy governor- general today. lion. Arllivr Mcighpii Is minister of mines. SET MINIMUM SALARY1 Will .Colled (he Luxury Taxes Without Collector' Stamling ,il Their Elbows. ly and (Jcrmany Not Likely to Be Iteiciy to Consider- Mutters. OTTAWA, June Hunry Drayton in the housn lust nlKhl snicl ho dM not think the government require .in army of men to colled tho ntw luxury lax. The merchants of -----_- Canndn were cxnecteil lo do their best. OUKLPH, Ont.. .liiue Tnu eovcmmcnl did not propose to gregatlonal Union of Camilla mm at tllc of every mer- iiniinal intctlng here yesterday ln established in oifici before the bcginninc of July, ihe tinn fixed for Ilie allied conferences at prelinilnnry to the coii- fcrehcc I'jiulP to bplirf In French ollicial clrc.lcsfhat (lie allic-a may aliarj- don this preliminary conference. In this case it is pointed out that ih-j h-.tcrrintional fiTtjincial confcrenco hold without waiting restlit.s- of the discussions. If thM plan is carried out, It is le- liovc'I Din financial conforence have to consider means of restoring (hf> economic balance of Europe, v, blli; aspiirlnp cxi.-cntlon of the paace i Iti'sty, by means of an lr.lernatlon.ii [loan by allied governments. Thc.-c (lecirion.'; M 1; whifh :tro ad in- fnr. the economic revival nil I PFRPFrvriMii collected BILL RESPECTING COAL ADMINISTRATOR PASSES OTTAWA, June a major- ity of 49, the government put the bill respecting the director of coal operations through committee. The vote stood 99 for, 50 against. The Progressives voted solidly with the government. The bill now stands for. third reading. bookkeeping went. It was IKIF--......... the whole lax might >d by tho stamp method. I I PRICE BROS.' SAWMILL I IS TOTAL FIRE I flUBBKC. June violent fire i I broke nut this morning in the Price f lirotbws sawmill at Monlmagny, and the mill Is fiiid to he a tolal The mill is at about ard pm- ploya over 100 men. JOHN HERRON MAY GO TO SENATE OTTAWA, Juno ft Hf-rrou, of Pincber Creek, form- ft fr member of Dirlianient for Macleotl, Alberta, is regarded .is thfl likely successor of Iho laic I'clcr Talbot In tbo senate. t fy 41 ;