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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SrOLUMEXIII. TWELVE PAGES LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 15S jDissatisfied With Machinery to i Secure Satisfactory. Results I From Commerce Board HVILL NOW .TAKE UP PRJVATE PRACTICE Judge Bans Peek-a-Boos InHisCourt SPRINGFIELD, June Judge Frank W. Geiger, of the com- mon pleas today issued 3 warning that women who for divorce In his court must be care- ful of their" dress. The judge told attorneys that "I dpn'ticare.Jf it zs'hct 'have got more clothes when tHey Into this court. This .thing of peek-a- boo waiits and sec-more skirls has got.to.stop." Where the Harding TUESDAY IN PARLIAMENT June (By Canadian have'several yaluahlo (aincrs vrhich'inalvG-practice as a jiri- valo counsel more satisfactory than, my present work on ther Hoard I v of W. F. O'Connor, j K.C., this "morning when usketl why V-ho'had resigned from lh.4- board. "Ihave no quarrel-with anybody. It the combines and fair prices legis- lation .the same, today as when .this board iras formed, I should prob-- have left It has! been In annual report of1 the .'board; that .amendments lo'tho civil serfjco .hare hampered "tlie, work "of on SOLDIERS REACH CITY DULimr, Minn., June normal conditions prevailed "today OH be Duluth business streets over which "a mob o[ 5000 persons surged ast night, sweeping' tho police from power and seizing and lynching three negroes, held ni connection with.an attack on a 17-year-old .while girl. Hoard oi Cormnerce, James Miirdock, was' back desk He 'had ridd to liis state- ment mado iii Toronto last hi paid.'; '.A h-AVhen two companies ot-tlie Minua- ier or tno hare Hearing, is Closed Magis- trate Takes Case Under Advisement. THE HOUSE: Luxury taxes dis- cussed in detail and large.number of ament'flKnts adopted. .Tetegrat.1 from Dr. Speer stated that had no intention of making any reflection on any member of parliament In his remarks to the Methodist conference regarding racing legislation was read to the house by the speaker. Sir Robert Borden said the incident migh't be now renafded as closed. THE SENATE: Debate on t'ne report of senate committee which Investigated the feasibility, of the Hudson Bay route, deferred" .'until tomorrow, after Bill to amend the Bankruptcy act given second reading. j That Saturday Night Tid-Bit the Kiddies Will Not Be Exempt. foi A general view 'of tho huge inhering in tho Coliseum .when, the assemblage was called to order and before the heclc liScnt Had got thi. criwd stirred ,nto fJll uio ement. The quecr-look.ug apparatus near the left is. tho arf under ch the speaker Etand and winch throws, their voices out over the audience. (Special to The HcralJ) FEltNIB, June adjourned hearing In the liquor seizure case la Kerr Is accused of having liquor In his possession, contrary the Prohibition Act, uim which has been on trial before Magistrate Whim- was 'resumed this, morning and bVought to a close. Mrs. TVyatt, pro- prietress of the'Fornie hotel, and Mrs. Martin, a waiter IR the srnie Tfere sworn abd examined regarding whether Kerr took his meals in tho Jiotel-or not. It appeared from these statements that Jlr. Kerr usually ate his breakfast in the kitchen of the hotel and sometimes took his dinner In tho hotel. P. ,C. Lawe, attorney for the accus- ed, to'ok nearly an hour to make hli pica Cor dismissal on the ground that tho room in the McLean Block, In which tho whisky was found, was a private residence under the meaning of the act. Sherwood Herchroer took hut three minutes to reply, and the magistrate took the case under advise- ment until Friday afternoon. early today found bnly.'a damaged police-station and lit- streets as visibly-evidence ol :he mob's activity; The froops went into temporary ci patrol If; necessary, to guard against any eventuality that might arise'as-an" aftermath the mob's'mad -nfgtit's" lynching were ac- complished after jb'e city's police force had been overpowered by attacks with bricks ana steams from'.fire hose and 'attacks whlch .fronts, on'Superior1 luth's .prjnc.Ipal-i.busiiiess thorough- fare.- the mob ruled, its power after tho negroes had b'eep lynched. by tho .police.'In connection with the it- tack on the girl, which took place at a circus ground, last night. The Tiiem- hers held a mock trial, declared three of the negroes guilty and acquitted; the oiner three, who, today, still were" In ,lhe hands of'tho-polTco. The negroes hanged within a blockTand a halt police station. The mob ho'oted down picas of two priests that the law he permitted to Make is course, took three starts to hang the first negro, as the rojio broke during tho first two attempts. After the moo had dispersed today, :hc police cut down the .bodies of the victims, which had not been mutilat- ed. Marnoch Deplores Iflaetion In Solution of Soil Priiling German-Denmark Boundaries Have Now Been Established The; following signed statement by President Marnoch of the Board''ol Trade was handed the. press It is' necessary to call public attention to the. fact'that the.first appearance of. any person repre- senting the .Alberta government eiecutiye-in "this- district Ilf Con n'ectfon- with last Tuesda> s storm is promised In a' .visit today by Hon. A. McLean, aud Mr. McCaig .of the Alberta department of agri- culture will.be here on the mid- day -irain.' We learn' that H Craig, deftuty minister of agrlcul lure, wns in Youngstown and has been wired for to come here As Hon. Sir. McLean was in'.tno district during" the storm, .last Tuesday it was presumed that the government would ascertain. im: mediately afterwards what the extent of the damage was, but apparently Ibis not done. The charge for inaction up till' now lies squarely ar the doo.- of our government. Contra s teiVwith the imLiedlate alt-Muion recelted by all p'lr re- pre-entat'ch to con- trasted with Ihe-'atlealion given to the by and ilie banks aiid by President Wood of the U attl- requires and roparatlorPjUi'at .can ,now be given, aid that'is, the Alberta government's energetic action on measures leading to- the, immed- iate construction of. the Lethbridge Northern irrigation project, there- hyjh'oldtng the farrners and their teams at the buelness'Of working cut tlielr "own. salvation, and in similar energetic action on get- ting fall rye seed and organizing Us distribution and planting. Farmers are convinced ot- the merits of this crop both for itself and: for holding the soil from drifting in spring and fall. Immediate construction of the Lethbridgo Northern is tho one. sure road'to pave the way to that further development otter of irrigation around Macleod, and In thai-great area south .and east o! Ltthbridgo that fortunately escaped the big storm, and backing from these districts thfoigb.their public, men is con- fidently looked for.. That isMn'th'clrJia'riu's.' The farmers "are quite willing to pay for tie-works by long term debenture issues; it is only a question of getting the initial mon- ies quickly, and tliat can he ar- ranged only by tho Alberta and Dominion governments. And I 'am sure that our'fellow citizens throughout this province, as well as public spirited citizens through- out Canada will gladly help the attainment ot this in any way possible. .G. Tt. MAHNOCH, President, Board ot Trade. MAY COLLECT TAXES BY AFFIXING STAMPS ladamc Melba in British Isles Is Heard on Continent By Wireless 'I'hone. 'AHIS HEARS HEK CLEAULY LONDON, June Nellie Melba, the opera singer, sang yesterday to an audience spread over the British, Isles and a large part of Europe. By arrange- ment with the Dally the prlma dcnnaj standing in a small room at the Marconi works at sang several songs Into a microphone, when .they were transmitted by wireless tele- ipbone on a wave which should have enabled them to be heard within a radius including Rome, Madrid, Berlin and: Stock- holm. Telegrams, which have been re- ceived from Paris and The Hague, reported that the songs were heard there very clearlyr-.yvhUe numerous owners of paratus in Great also heard them with distinctness. is Fishing For .Fraud in Militia Accounts Quebec Farmers Considering of Ftirms Also a Problem COPENHAGEN, June jes between Germany ami Denmark as fixed by the plebiscites held in Bcliles wig, have been definitely established by international commission Flcnsburp and announcement was made by that body today that, since its duties, as laid down in the Treaty of Versailles, had been discharged, Us authority ,ln' tlio pleblsci'o region cease Immediately. British forces wliicli assisted in Iba policing May 30. The police aro still carrying on a but It la belioveil that the boat struck a merged log In iaUe and was'ovei BLLBN'SliURG, Wash.. June. man was killed, two forty-eight loaded freight cars wero totally de- stroyed by fire- and extensive damages to main lino and sv.-itcjies resulted when east- hound freight N'o. 74 on the Chi- cago. Milwaukee anil St. 'Paul rstlroail got beyond control ot Its crew early today Stoil tunnel and ran wild for 17 'miles toward the Columbia river. Ovcr-genemtion ol pow- er on Iho. cleclric locomotive, railway offiu.its says, was tho cniue ol tho runaway. the vouchers. These vouchers .were Present Prices Areue To Gambling TORONTO, June con- ditions of the sugar market' are due to speculation declar- ed Commissioner Mur'dock of" thi Tluard of Commerce at the sugar In rjulry today as wholesale after another, gave evidence that they sold their sugar in carload lots to Robert Anderson, a Jlontr'eal h'roker at a good profit. Anderson. tanned! ately seiit the sugar along to British Columbia whero it was sold at a fur- ther profit. i "This said Mr. Mitrdock, not remain in Ohtarlo to the wants of tho Frank Fearman of Hamilton, John Garvey and Sons ot London, and wholesalers told how they sold OTTAWA. June changes were made in the luxury tar in the house today. On every-item discus- sioa was keen. .Occasionally tbere were At one time p. D. Mc-Kentle, Cane Bre ton. had'suggested the exemption cf the cheaper makes of candy. How could candy taken home by a fathei to his children on Saturday night called a luxury? And a few moments later, he hentcdly asked to know why the minister of finance bad made no reference to his suggestion.. .Sir Henry Draytcn, conciliatory. was proceeding to'reply when MoMasler called "He's giving i you taffy." Again llr. McKeuzie was on hi.1 feet shouting: "I don't want that. want candy exempted." yho laughed, but the tax on candy remain- ed. There were protests loo against reduction of the tax on chewing gum from ten to three per cent, but the finance minister refused1 to eiempl this-arlicle. May Use Stamps During the general discussion, Sii Hcnrj1 intimated that a system of col- Icctlng luxury taxes by. means of at- fixed Elamp's was under consideration, lie also remarked that th'e luxury taxes were .not applicable to sales b> auction. v Changes Effected '-The following changes in taxation passed the house during the .day: j tax oC 10 per' cent now' applies hats'over Formerly.; hats were taxed over i jo. _.ilerwear; now .tax- able over. garment or ?S-per unipn .these' figures.'.' were pin'sh gbbds now 'taxable at ?2 a.iyard this' formerly appliedvtp-'such articles any price. Ribbons, lace and braid.1 formerly taxable at any price, is now assessed on prices higher than 50.' cents -a for general goods and stored in thij military department j sugar to Anderson without open- camo from England periodically. Two 6hipmen'.s otcoiichcrs were sunk, "nnt Duplicates were made in Ixmdon and must have come lo his office here. There was no confusion through tho loss. Answering tho .chairman, Sin- clair admitted that his intention was lo fish tor Iraud or loag consequent upon a loose method of bookkeeping as reported by the auditor-general's predecessor on his.return from Eng- land about IS months ago. "Very well, go on was the chairman's comment. Mr. Sutherland saW he had na doubt all vouchers, for war overseas accounts were hero now, but tho pres- sure of current work prcvent-ed exam- ination of them. He did not see any great use in examining 1817 and vouchers because they were of- ticinlly examined in lioforc Ijeing sent to Canada. This was douo upon the recommendation of his prciie. cessor. -clatters. LONDON STREET CAR STRIKE SETTLED LONDON, Onl., Jnno don street car strike, whtch began'on Monday of last week, was settled this morning and service will resume a It a.m. The men will receive- 4S ccnls an hour. There will be no increase collarettes at ?3. Tax on carpets and ;'rugs is confined to thone costing more tlian': iier lineal yard of 27 inches width. The word "cushions" was removed from the list of taxable articles. Snowshoea were removed from' the list ot taxable articles. Baseball "equisites and lacrosse sticks are now taxable over where formerly they we're taxable'over 50 cents each. 'Articles plated in nickle ware or household or office use are now exempt. The following 'articles were.taken out of the 20 per cent class and plac-- od in the 10 per cent class: Ebony, goods in toilet ware; Orien- tal rugs; curtains In excess of gramnphorics; gaa-and electric, wall ng their cars. .They, did sV because hey got more profit on It than they I brackets over each nnd chandeliers would have, received in selling to local 1 over f 12, except for churches. Bplsheviki Retake Kiev LONDON, June Bol- shevik forces in the Kiev region aro still pressing back'the Poles, following the capture of the cily by the soviet army, the offitlal statement for Tuesday from Mos- cow says. LONDON MONEY June Bar .stiver per ounce; bar gold 104s !d; money per cent; discount, rates short bills to per cent.- Thrca months' bills 6 11-1C lo l nei-'csml. Farmers Will Talk Irrigation at Enchant REFUSE AUTONOMY TO BOSNIA, HERZEGOVINA June Decision lo refuse ifutonomy to Bosnia nnd Herze- govina has been reached by Hie gbv- ernmcnt of Jugo-Slavia and they will he governed directly from thla city. pr> Saturday afternoon at one o'clock the of the Sun- dial and other districts north of the Little Bow will mtet at En- chant to discuss ihi Irrigation question. It Is known that by de- .vetoping greater capa- city on the Lethbrldje Northern .project the water can be carried across the Little Bow to Irrigate several thousand acres of splen- .did faud lying south of the Ret- law branch of the O.P.R. 7he farmers In this district are very anxious 16 secure Irrigation and will carry on In the hope of getting It, Commissioner F. Peters of the reclamation service and other officials of the Irrigation branch will be preseni to 96 Into (he whole mallei- at this meeting, presenting .the. a'vail: abje Item the preliminary surveys, CANOE UPSETS, GIRL DROWNS W1NNIPKG, .rnno a rn- r.oo in which she was ridlns over- Tiibcr Outfit Being Sent There Rig for Fore- most District, (Special to tnn Herald) June drilling out- fit owned by a local driller .and ship, ped lo Oil City, to drill a there, has by agreement between tho ownpr nnd the president of the Drearafield, heen shipped to tho Foremost district for resumption of operations at the Dreamflcld well. This was ono rensoii for the presence of the DroamflcW man In Taller on Saturday, the pre- viously used drill having been broken during drilling operations at this well near foremost. It Is also slatcil on rclialile authority lhat a drilling straight from the oil fields is en route to Southern Alberta, and it Is believed to be for the district about foremost, A head driller from the Texas fields haa arrived in town io lake charge of turned early (his morning "Habe" drilling operations at tile welts neSr. fJnrnwell, nnd is staying with friends? in Tabor. Gco. Sheppnrd, of the Tronlcs! Oil Co.. was at tbo Palace over Sunday nixW.1 accompanied by his. -wife, en' route lo Foremost to Investigate re- ports of oil found there. He has been instructed to proceed to territory in" Tp. irr, lige. 11, west ol three, as well as to examine prospects In lhat FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING VKITOIIIA, 0., Jnno rlly council has formally suggested that cilhcns put ahead (heir clbcV.a an hour o.i) Juno 19. Connon, employed at tho Kiver, Park pavilion, WBS drowned in iti'n Hcd rivf.r. Her companion, .T. McKenzIe. wan rescued after clinging lo the canoe for nearly an linur. SCOTTISH BANK CLERKS THREATEN TO STRIKE LONDON'. .Time As- sociated Scottish bank staffs have voted by a majority of SO per cent, in favor of striking for bet- ter conditions. The Kngllsh Bank Clerks' Union haa made rapid progress since tho war, but so for no threat of direct action has been ;