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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta I .VOLUME XUI. SIXTEEN PAGSiS LKTHBRIDGE, ALWCiYTrV. TIIUHSDAV, JUNK 2-1. i'J20 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 105 j of Dutiable .Price and and. Rumleys Blamed OTTAWA: JUDO ai porsod of pay accounts and order cancellation, compensation, I the public accounts committee of the i commons' began today to uroba assertion that was lost to I Canada in duty on high-priced trac tors from the United States during j 1917. _ !t is charged that the'governmen permitted two implement firms to shi] 700 machines duty free. Three hun j were mauhiner and 400 were worth 51900 apiece. An ortler i in-cQuacI! passed to aid increased pro auction in J9J7. provided only ior Tre entry of tractors selling .not tlghe: officials, it ii further leharged, 'threatenc-d seizure biil.acllbrij.wsV called off hy Ottawa Trio A'dvancfjTtuniiey atoil Inlernation nl Harvustur Companies are the twc 'films which'sent jitgh-nrked tractor to Winnipeg avoiding duty by soiling to their firnis In Canada at the lower j'rice and later raising HID cost to Iho' i farmers. i Thecommittee struck a stumbling J block >wheu the-.confidcnlial nature of j customs prflco trausactious cropped It was undersUml that an optn- ion of the minister of justice would j ho sought oil the matter before the i committee aits again tomorrow. Taber Lady, Mrs Lee, Killed, Husband Badly Hurt, When Thrown from Rig in Runaway (Special io Tlis TABER, June terrible ac- cident occurred this evening about 4 miles east of Taber, at farm of Geo. Lee, In which Mr. Lee had two rJbs broken ..and .his shoulder sprained white his wife was killed. The Accident happened about 7 o'cloclc just after Mr and Mrs. Lee had returned hbmt. While driving up some workhorses-with a single horse'and. buggy, the. horse got frightened and ran, ting out of and Mr. and Mrs, Lee were bolh thrown out, with the result above stated. The farm is four miles.cart of Taber on tne main road, and immediately opposite that of S. E. Ayers. Tha accident was seen !by_the nefgK- bors, who ran to-'the.'; spot' and picked up the victims of the acci- dent. The body of Mrs. Lee was brought into town.by S. E. Ayers and the husband was taken to the hospital, where he lies at present. .Mr. and Mrs. Lee are well known throughout the district, being.old- timers with the oldest. The acci- dent will have an added signifi- cance to many In Lethbrldcje and the south country, from tjie fact Mr. and Mrs. Lee are the parents of Roy and Art Lee, fam- ous in the district as baseball play- ers, and ,n other lines. The line to the hospital was busy tonight, but a phone message to the house of Mr, Lee 6n Second street south elicited the facts as above.' The accident constitutes one of the greatest shocks the town has had for some time. Bill For State Insurance of ReturnedSoldiers Will Come Into Force on Sept. 1st "Stiite' Insurance and V- Jndian Enfranchisement f Given Step-Ahead. OTTAWA, Juno bills to giro legislative effect tc rccom- mcudations ot the special "coinDilttco on pensions ami re-establishment tlirongb the house toduy. Crlti -the Lilt to cover, state insurance for returned, sol- diers, as the pensions committee report taken up ui the house last' night, Hums Croiiyn, London, chairman of the committee, said rates .were slight- ]y lower than wider private com-: No medical" examination was-required a rnau's death must be Troni natunil causes. Death from actual .war, injuries ivas covered.- lh- another manner No application under the act be after 1023. The-act would come fnlo force ou September 1 ot this year. Insurance for ot soldiers would also-.be provided, to cover dependents upon the widow. All persons eligible 'for Insurance under .the act Avould be uotUIed of its passage. Tho acfrwJll.be ad- ministered hy the slqne'rs, The bill was reported .and given- third reading. MORE SOLDIERS ARRIVE ON SCENE AND LONDONDERRY FIGHTING NOW REDUCED TO OCCASIONAL SNIPING Tammany Boss Every Part Soul'n Will Be Heard' Speakers Chosen. HON. MITCHELL AND GEO. HOADLfcY ARE COMING i There is evert indication that the attendance of..farmers at the mass meeting.Friday.afternoon will be very large. Final arrangements for the program are not entirely completed but they are veil in hand. Tho incetiiigf'vlll lie called .to order at two o'clock sharp in the Colonial theatre.. A coin raiUee., with F. Down or as Trill be in charge of the seatiug arrangements. Farmers onl> ll-be admitted at 1.45 p.m., and at five minutes before two the remaining he allotted (o members of the'-Board of- Trade; it there is any accominodaUdn. It will be avail- able for. ihe'general-'puhllc. So; far' as-.plaiis have developed, G. R. chairman of the Irrigation association ivtilch was" formed at. (be big raeetihg In March last year, and whlcli repre- sents, irrigation :Interests all over the southi.wlll'make a general statement at the opemag of the meeting. Then .representative' nYpn from all tho dis- tricls'wltl 'short-and crisp talks, People Using -Jilneys -While. No .Will TORONTO, 'June morn- ing, "tiie'secnntl-das- of Toronto's long- expected and more or.- less annual street railway strike, found the city welU organized, to. meet the lack of street cars oiV the downtown streets. Must of. the Wg stores and Industries had their transport sert'lue well in j limited to five .niinutes eac-h. Subject .j to alteration; farmers will be as i f ol lows; i n' a d fljit Jon TRY TO ESTABLISH NEW TRANS-CANADA ROUTE- MONTREAL, Juue 24. Percy Gomery, ahiaiour path- finder and dli'eclor of the Van- couvef Automobile Club, left' here yesterday a niolot drive to Vancouver; via Norlh __ lo Chairman T. Ci'ofts, Northern Irrigation; E. J. Wood: Mac- Foremost, Perrin Baker; H. S. Allen; Darnwell.V Lawreijce Peterson; Iron Sp.ringsV'.T. H. Wjlman; Sundial, N. D. j .Mills; -Noblcford; jcbl. Jamea Murray; Magrath. Chris .itnsen; Grassy Iji' CKas." K.'Murptiy, head of Tjxmmany EiYori'gly opjwres the candi- dature of Win.- G. MeAdoo for the Democratic Presidential uoDiinations. TOOrEME Tanks and Armored Cars Being Used to Quash Belligerent Forces and Rescue Supply Interrupted Being Taken to Logue Says He is Warned His Time Has Come LONDONDERRY, June Brilleh troops have arrived in Ihls-' dity and their greater Activities in efforts to protect life and properly has had a quieting effect. occasional heard after mid- night this morning. Two snipers have been nrrested by.the Besides actually attacking cnlpers with armored cars and machine guns, the trocpc have done much rescue work. When it wavreported last night that the Sinn Feiners were about to attack z cluster cf houses, armored cars were rushed to the scene and the troops removed terrified women'and children to another section of the The gas works have, alri protected by armed men. Aside from an occasional shot-by a sniper there was no firing up to early this afternoon. The gas supply ceased at five o'clock this morning and the inhabitants In sections were left In a serious plight, without heat, Tight or bread. Portions of the outlying districts are being patrolled by Ulster vol- unleers white Nationalist volunteers are guarding their sections. they made early-In the fighting In that city between Nationalists and Unionists. They consider the situation desper- ate and fear. It will become worse. The message that food supplier are running short and the gas sup- ply for tho city Is'almost eihausted. Request was made by. the- niagis- .trates for some assurance government that, immediate at-tiou. would be taken to allay the panic among tbe citizens of Ixmdonfterry. In replying, Sir Ham'ar said .Gen- eral ('arter o'f Drillsh troops In the city, would: take every possible, step witU the govern- ment's approval lo'remedy the situa- tion. Word Picture of Londonderry it -i i I LONDONDERRY, June sway here yesterday and last Wounded Reach Hospitals Many additional wounded reached the hospitals during the night. A bar- ber i.amcd Mclaughlin was killed this by the bullet nf a snips'- firing at long range. John Me- Kiimey, who was wounded died -today. The body of a commer- cial traveller, which was In the street Tvliere ho was killed 'OTI Tues- (day, was recovered during the :non> liag. .Wire barricades and'trees havo been thrown read lo Londonderry by Nationalists, appar- ently in an effort to hamper the troops. Some of the telegraph and telephone lines leading Into town have been cut. Cardinal's Lifa Threatened archbishop ot Armagh and primate of] tor route to .be known as the King's International Highway. Ireland, declared'.while 'speaking at Maynooth College yesterday .that he had "received warning that his limej j t I twecn Unionist and Nationalist forces. The ordinal declared he'was grate- ,Tho numbsr killed and Mnjurat fill for this warning because It womd, hai, not aeicrnim- gve him "time to adding. ca 1t imrossiblo to relth have always tried to-do. what I' n cism was devoted to the bill affecting hand and there' were.'as- many ]lt-lnuii pensions. Captain' Power, of Quebec neya on the'streets-ras could be gate- had a.r.ouplc of amendments to.propose. In ono case he wished lo prevent a pension from being sub-' jcct to review, In the other he-wished to .strike n sub-section from the bill. The sub-section provides for a reduc- tion from a widow's pension in tho event of her having a-son living at home capable to. contribute to her In- come. Uoth amendments .were lost. Tbe other hills, based on the spe- cial committee's report, dealt with state Insurance for returned soldiers, with militia and mounted police pen- sions. There was some considerable' dis- cussion also.oh the enfranchisement and education o'.' Indians and subse- quently on amendments made by the senate lo the civil service bill.. With an amendment .made by the senate to toko Us owii employees from the con- trol of the civil service commission, the house did not concur; another senate amendment conceiting certain religious holidays was hold over. REDUCE MILITIA STAFFS ST. .IOTIX. X. June is an-1 iionnccd :it local military lieadquar-1 lers that at (he end cf this month a considerable reduction in Iho staffs nf this and all other districts in Can- ada, can possibly he made and will take place. All men carried on dif- fcpent ('.-iimdinn KjpediMoimry Force Vriils will .bo-transferred to the gen- era! lists which in Mils dlstric-t will br very .snmll. ly handled by the traffic police. A large percentage of the.working peo- ple managed to got to their dally business on time. So far all efforts to find a way to end the strike have had no result, ex- cept to. demonstrate the fact that neither the- men nor the company will make conreHsIons, nor will the civic authorities, the .provincial gov- ernment or .Ontario Bnilvff.y Board make any move to force Foimer Taber Lady Was Injured in Vancouver Fire (Krom Our Own TADBR, June 23.--Dispal.ches in thejtcrald giving an account of tho Vancouver fire aroused some stir here, owing to the ot a Mrs. Powell appearing as receiving injuries. A wire to Vancouver.confirmed tne fear that Mrs. R W. Powell, widow of the lalo P. W. Powell, of the. Tabor .Furni- ture Co., had been burned slightly and injured by a fall. bu.t not serious- ly, and later messages Indicate rapid recoTery. It was also thought that Iho lady referred to as Miss McLen- nan was in reality Miss Sarah McMil- lan, sister of Mrs, J. of I'urplo Springs, who. was with Mrc. PHILADELPHIA'S POPULATION WASHINGTON, phia's population was announced last night by the census bureau as showing it to Me the third moat populous city of tho States, IN PARLIAMENT THE HOUSE: Third reading fliven bilis amending the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Act.' Bill to amend the Indian Act given second reading aiid put- through committee. Amendments to the Pensions Act passed .third reading, Bill providing for state Insurance to returned soldiers received thlrti reading. Question cf Increased Indemnl- tiel for niembers and senators of the federal parliament debated en motion to oo THE SENATE: Third reading given bill amending the Postal Act, Amendments to Inland Revenue Act .received third reading. Consideration in committee on hill to amend criminal code. 1'owell in Vancouver, hut- word received today that M McMillan rn nothing 17 KILLED AT ULM RIOTS BERNE, June per- sons have been killed in Ulm, Ger- many, and five at Havenshorough and inerous persons were, wounded In both" (owns during food riots, which developed into pitched battles, accord- ing to dispatches roceived here from Hie Gormen frontier. 11. W-. Hisinger; Monarch. R-.-.J. Swan-1 son; Sundal; Stirling, A.I I -f, T-I r -i For the Alberta government Hon. j I-rohlbition Enforcement Likely To Be Only Issue Fought SCenc of.the1 veritable pitched !rat- could for my, connlry nnd have never (jes ]n Cross ana limi EiVecls. consciout-ly Bsida word js believed, howoTei-, that then; I body, no matter- what-.wnSilila-rollgion ,vero scores of v.ictims. 'liospitr.is tire If I u, uqdtn JC, 11- Mitchell will speak, and George] Uqadley. joint leader of ttoii, has said he will be present, and he 'will'' likely have something to say. I The statements to be made by. the he clear, grave and seri- on Convention Floor. Tarrhers they will he sharp and to the SAX FRANCISCO. June tho question of prohibition enforce- unit LIIVJ tun Mb nlju lllu 1 v.. ,u.m point. This ia necessbry. because It is V lne United Stales would be likely, that several of the men from onl-v lssuc lo lo carried to the distance will.wish to return to (ho Democratic national con- work by the afternoon trains. vcnHon opening here on Monday iicxt. was the view expressed today T Leader is Favdrable To hy Homer B. Cummings. chairman of Inn national Democratic cominittee. Delegates to the convention repre- sent irnny schools-of thought on. the j -from .that; of states' rights, i the stnnd Governor Edwards Hon. T. A. Crevav Says Higher Amount is Justified But Would Tend to Lower Parliament in Estimation of Public While Need of Economy is Being Pressed. SIGN PEACE TREATY PARIS, Juno and hr.ijnn have signed a treaty of peacn, according to Constaiilinoplfs "advice.s, The former will continue to occupy the region of the fulnro slatus at which will ho determined by u rpixed STRIKE AT TAMPiCO MKXICO CITY, .luno All me-" rliruitat in tho, railtv-ay shops of Tain- pico have struck, 'demanding higher wagos, according to a dispatch to the K.xcelslor. YARDMEN'S STRIKE HtTS f. ANTHRAflTE SHIPMENTS PHILADELPHIA, June Kffecls of the railroad yard- men's striho.havn reached the antbracllo coal regions and it was said today that both pro- diictlou and shipments cf hard uoal would lie a ntandslill unicHSi tlKTC ifl ft Speedy inv provcnipnt in the situation. OTTAWA, June Chnadiahl T. A. Crcrar, leader of; the N'alional creasing Die session Indemnity, liyi Sl.-jOO under iiresenl conditions in Canada. As Hon. Mr. Crcrar was not In the houso last night when ,1. H. Burnham brought up the ojicsllon of an indem- nity a representative of Iho Canadian Press called upon mornjng to gel his view upon it) Mr. Crerar made the following statement; "Expressing my personal opinion; the present. Intleninily Is .too small, particularly for tile members from the maritime and "western provinces and the more remote parts of Quebec, whose private business, what- ever it may be. invariably suffers! through tlieir absence from home ahdj the increase mentioned, bring-i ing tl'3 Indemnity in fs not In, any way unreasonable. At the same' time, I sympMhizo with the View expressed by the prime minister.thai' It is not wise lo niako this Inurcaso at the present time. The first essen- tial lo the country Is lo bring Its ex- penditure within Its Income. Heavy taxation Is being Imposed and econ- omy Is ibelng urged In the whole busl- ness of public administration. Par, llamcnt has recently said It cannot meet somo of the requests of our re- turned soldiers largely because of fin- ancial Inability to do so. As of ttie bonso we- should, I think, keep In mind the demands being made for economy. Moreover, there has prob- ably nol been a .time in our history since confederation when pdrliaihent, as mi Institution, was under so much criticism as it Is at present. An In- crease in Indemnity now would prob- ably, unfairly unreasonably, throw members to criticism uir.t they were more concerned with tbslr own emolument tlian tho country's and would tend to lower parlia- mcnt still further in tbb esteem.of tho. people. Proper re-spect" and regard, for parliament as an Institution is es- sential In a democratically governed country, such as ours. For these reas- ons I think the Increase can afford to stand over for a year or so, rTcc'nlinueTbirpago end, there wiUbe- .GO-JUslIfltM.ion. for j those responsible." No indication of the source of the warning was given by the aged car-, Total Killed 11 BELFAST, June' more deaths have occurred as result of the fighting at Londonderry, bringing the total number of known dead up to 11. A named Mills was killed last night while standing in her own and Win. Rankln died ol wounds inflicted by Sinn Fein snip- ers who fired upon him while he wus on his way to Iced his horses. Magistrates Prolest I LONDON, June liamarj Greenwood, cbief secretary 'for Ire- land, today received another urgent i telegram from the niag- of New Jersey to proposals thai con-1 expressing their'alarm that eross be. urged to lift the ban on beer no was being taken by iliij gov- and light wines. eminent In rcsponeo lo Iho appeal Today a new altitude was observed i in n plank prepared at Washington [and believed -to be Inspired by the administration. This emphasizes the personal liberty, equation 'Hud advo- cates in general terms a liberalization of ttia Volnlead Act. Tho plank was put forward as rcpresenling Ibe views of many senators and congressmen. Its (ramors hope to he able lo claim for 11 the backing of President Wilson himself. It makes no spccV fiij mention of wine, beer or any oilier beliig luxed In their capacity car- ing for those -struck down by bullets fired hy the opposing factions.. Alarming-Rumors Rumors of. lite most alarming char-. aeLc-r are current here. Nationalist forces are aald to be'gatliering to the northwest of the city, preparatory lo (Continued on-Page 10) WILSON POLICE COMMISSIONER Hiige Gas Well Struck in Peace River Region (Special to the Herald) B.C., June spirited contest by both sides of the issue at slake in tho election of police commissioner lo fill the vacancy caused, by-the death of William Lan- caster, Ibe supporters of Hacold JOL won out .by a majority of over Samuel Graham. The vole was: Wilson 160, Graham 14S. For school trustees the vole was: A. 117, It. Phlli 163. Joe Alelo 154. Cummlngs and Phillips will bo the new Irnslees. EDMONTON, June million cubic feet bf gas 24 hours from tho Sari Joaquin well on tho Peace river Is the news that H. L. Williams brings down from the north. The flow was struck while Mr. Williams was at the well, and since his return telegraphic advices have been to the effect that it is keeping up with undrmlnlshlng force .and volume. It is now being capped, and tKe drilling operations will then be continued, in. a further search for oil. The Ban Joaquin well Is about 12 miles down-from Peace River and the preterit strike Is by all odds the promising de- velopment that has yet occurred there. Tests of the wet gae arc beinii made with a to ascer- taining the feasibility of extract- ing gasoline from it by cither the absorption or composition meth- SdS. r. HOUSE WILL NOT FINISH THIS WEEK OTTAWA, t'.iat parliament prorogue. v at the entl-of this week has. it is been abandoned. An effort is now being mailc.to conclude the business of thr session hy the itmlille of next week. British Labor Party Advocates Withdrawal of Troops From Ireland UJXDONr, Juno fCnnnrilAi't As- 1 Tho Jabcr party con-! [Rroncc at Scarborough ad.lrossed yfstcniay by Aldferman rcp'rc- Fcnting the Winnipeg strikers; on the proposed appeal lo tho privy. council, from sentences passed on vitrioiis members concerned in tho striken He declared thai ,'iny