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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta V V VOLUME XIH. EIGHTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE. 'ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1920 EIGHTEEN PAGES NUMBER IGf Resignatioil From the Board of Commerce Likely To fie Dis cussed in the Houser HEPORT ON TEXTILES SHOWS BIG PROFITS Intense Sniping In Londonderry; Soldiers Shoot Situation in Irish City Lit tie. Soldier Kill- Fein Outrages at Banlry, Leader Shot Dead in His Bed and Houses Burned. FARMERS GATHER TO DEMAND ON IRRIGATION S OTTAWA, June Robert Sorden prom- lied the house this afternoon that the correspondence between the Government and the Board of Com- ta the resignation of the Hon.; A. Robson from the chairmanship .of the board would be tabled In the hoifsei- He pronrv iced Hon. rW: L Mackenzie. King y that the house would have pqrtunltjr of discussing the ma'tter contained resignation of j.amea from.'.the board. In view of'thjs, Mn1 postpon- ed further discussion Until after the Robson correspondence had !bjen submitted lo parliament OTTAWA. June 25: (Canadian I reslgmitioil .of Jauies t Murdcck: as .the last remaining mem- j her of the. Board ot eommcrce, has created a Although .tlie series I. of revelations and accusatio.ua appear- ed in all morning papers, it was not till' this, alternocn thai Sir HoberS Borden actually ibe. letler'cf resignation Itself: WJiat Sir Robert will do In tic circumstances, he has not yet disclosed, liut the cbargea made by .Mr. Murdock will almost Jii- cvltably lead to questions when the house meets "this afternopa. it la likely that Sir Robert "nil! also make ia-the'house, either'thts any statement on .the attitude- and the gorern- .ment "In the 'matter-. Mupdock.to Explain a-feeling amongst.govern- ment -supporters that Mr. '-.Murdnok upon to specify "which to use Mr. MuTdock's "words, "began to undertake to minimize lo as great an extent as possible what they believed, to he tho unnecessary, and unfair provisions of ;these two" Boaril of Cbm- I raerce Act and the Combines and Fair j Prices Act) when applled.to tho busl- nesses .of those for whom theso hon- orable, gen tie men no doubt had" first It Is.also felt that Mr. Mur- i doch should be'called upon lo give par- 'ticulars.of hls: charge that following (the resignation .of Judge Robson, sev- Ieral" members of Iho. cabinet "under- took to thwart tho board's activities by quiet and hidden restrictive oppo- sition." v The only member ot the cabinet I whose' name Is specifically mentioned '.Is Hon. .T. A. Calder. Mr. Murdoch (declares that, tho viewpoint of Judge r Robson was well known by various i members of the cabinet "and especial- Iy by the lion, Mr. Calder-" Referring this morning to Mr. Mur- .dock's letter, Mr. Calder declared there had been nn obvious at- j tempt to drflg his-natno in without t making any specific, charge. "Tho lelter merely drags my namo in with- out making any direct accusation against Mr. Calder said. "Ap- parcntly all ha can about mo Is Chat 1 was acquainted with Judge Robson." Textlle'c Enorrrsus ProfiU Interim decision of the Board of Commerce Canada concerning the operations of textile manufacturing concerns In Canada, issued today, expressed the that the investigation should i bo carried through to completion, in the Interests of tho public. The board t, June 25. Snipers were in Londonderry during the night, according to. a Central News dispatch from that city. Troops on guard there fired oh dis- orderly eiements.seve'ral times and also dispersed looters. At about midnight the firing became so intense that the search-, light'on the destroyer anchored in the-harbor was turned on the city in an "endeavor to locate the men engaged In. the fighting. A former soldier named Austen was killed while crossing a street. Retallative Outrages 15ANTRY, County Cork, June What was apparently a concerted ser: ies of outrages against' Sinn Fefners Mass Meeting This Afternoon Premier Stewart Not in i Attendance Four hundred farmers tnd business men ot.SootherriSAIberta crowded tha Colonial theatre at 2 o'clock this after- sniping, iie rivaj elements, evidently noon "when th4 inass meeting for tha (earing to attempt massed activities purpose'of crystallizing sentiment on in view ot the Increased military to order. The farmers were In majority, and every (be south where Irriga- forces. The solders, hi trying to locate snip- era, lock over St. College. The trees fa, campus had shelter- ed! a number of snipers. Commerce Board Wiped Out, Last Member Resigns tion Is an issue was represented. G. It.Marooch, chairman of tho Irrigation .Development Association, acted as enainpau. The farmers were welcomed iy Mayor Hardlo, who de- clared that tho'EOuth, with every pos- sible acra irrigated, would becoma tha richest only ot Alberta but of the whole Hou." C. R- It'itchetl arrived at aoou j and was oil the platform. The rumor that the premier v.-ould be present did not materializes George Hoadley, Joint leader of thai opposition, also.arrived at noon, ready! to lake ai part In the n Resolution Upon Provincial Government To Provide Money to Start Work on the l.N. Scheme W23 Eliot dead in bed by a group Qf masked meu who later set. fire 16 the shop and dwelling of a local .merchant Roth Crowley aud .the merchant in question were said to havo bsen prominent In Sinn Fein circles; Three otherj bouses were broken iolo and threats, of shooting made against the.occupants. One of these houses was destroyed uhd the two others-were damaged nierce after presenting his resignation to the government. This leaves the- board without a commissioner and may mean that tho board will have to' be abandoned. Judge Robson and F. O.'Conaor, K.C., having both left tbe board to take-up other work. In his lelter to the- premier Mr. Murdock makes serious, charges. I ugaiust Judge Robson. who was chair- An attempt was made- to burn stores man of the board until last April, a; on the quay, where the employees are i a...... I also. Thort was' a very evident de-f sire to kecp.the' Citation out of tics, as members, of both sides of IhOr house realise Vthe. position .of: raanyj southern farmers Is altogether too serious motives to interfere with" the adoption ol a policy which will oyer'corne drought and soil- drift problems.! L. r. Charlesworth, deputy of public works and chalrhian tfao frrrgation was meeting but was not to all Sinn Feiners. The home of the i Hogg, COUDEO! for tho Crescent Cream- recently elected chairman of the ery Company.'concernlng tha i Muclr Interest: centres in'ths de- of the ulso wnslgatioii ot that the maud of_.th.c'Calgary Herald, opposi- destroyed by- fire. Aporoachlng Normat'Again LONDONDEnllT. June le j dcnderry since Friday night last, the scene of warfare be- tween Unionists, Nalioiialists and-Sinn ?ein facttpns, .today' ivaa a nonual condition, jrhe banlcs and many shops open and people ventured .streets. The food, supply .was '.short, Jiowcver, and the town still gas.- .Fighting between ths ivarring fac- HoiiB sifice jnidaielit was confined to board, is quoted. Rumors Afloat Premier Borden To Resign Soon OTTAWA, rumor is'current In polittca) cir.clts that Sir Robert Borden will resign the premier- ship immediately after tion of parliament. The rumor lacks confirmation by any respons- ible parties. It takes the form of a belief that Sir Robert will sub- mit his resignation to a caucus of Unionists which will be.held early next week. It Is impossible to get a representative' idea of the manner in which the resigna- tion would be received by the party. It Is believed that a num- ber of Unionists, though perhaps not a majority of the party, would be not accepting It. As a successor, Hon. Arthur Meigh- en Is spoken in the same rumor. Senate Leader Gives Figures to Show Need of Higher Mini- mam Fine. I Chancellor Fehrenbach An- 'nounccs Make-Up si the New Government. COrUN'llACJBN, Juno Fclirciibach, German chancellor, succeeded in forming a cabinet com- prising representatives ot the Center- list, Demoeralio ami (Sorman People's !parties last night, Recording '.a a Ber- lin rtispatch to Ihn National Tidonde. Those accepMng In the Uiow goVDrnumtil indmln: Carl Uninze. minister of 'Justice ami vlco-chanccl- llor; Or. WIrlli. finance; llerr Koclr, (interior; Horr Oesslcr, dctRnce; {Jon- efai Oroener. ilcrr Scholl, commerce; Hcrr Olesbjrls, pnstmas- fir-general, and Herr von Uraum. labor. lleluze', .WirlH, Koch, (iossler an.il (iiesbcrta were members of Iho Kehr enbach cabinet forinati .Imic 21 ivliicl resigned iinniodiatcly nftor formatio whcli tlie Majority Socialists refused Bupport it. OTTAWA, June enjrmous iticrease In illicit stills since the .ad-' vent of prohibition is shown by figures read in tho senate yesterday by Sir .lames -Ixiugheed. show that -.vhereas'in 191 stills were discovered, the number in 1919.-20 had grown to 9S5.. province of On- Deadlock Still Exists in Toronto Street Car Strike TORONTO, June the hegin- jiing of the o[ the Toronto street car strike, the Toronto Slreet Hallway or the Ontario Railway Board had failed to provide a service. Man- nger Fleming of tlie T6ronto Street nallwny haa-jnlimateil that following Iho mnyor's failure to reply to a letter' addressed'.to him yesterday asMng for the assurnnce ot police pro; tectiou in case he attempts to give a street car service, ho will adclr-'ss a similar request to the hoard of poiice Mayer CHurch, however, in conver- sation with !thu press'-expressed the opinion that Iho nolicc would he will- ing to give .protection if the com- pany would operate an adequate ser- vice, not two or three "cars. lario showed the most progress along this number of stills advanc- ing from fifty in 1017, lo 296 in 1319. X'ow Brunswick, which to quote Sir James, was "pure and undented" in was found to have eight stills in 1919; Nova Scolla advanced from one lo Iwenty; Prince Edward Island from none to one; Manitoba from none to 137; Alberta none to 210; Saskatch- ewan ]o-to 160 and Quebec 11 ib iS. The figures were given by thc'govcrn- ment leader in connection with an amendment to the Inland Revenue act, increasing the fines for persons found, to be engaged in this occupation. Thc'scnate in the course of tho day made rapid. progress with a number of importafit measures, giving a third reading to the following bills: Canadian National Railways act. Act to amend the Bankruptcy act. Act loi amend the Criminal code.. Act lo'rcvive and amend the'Natur- alization act. Act lo amend the Act to amend aud regulate the sale and inspection ot commercial feeding stuffs, bran, shorls, middlings and chop feeds, and an act to amend the KaHsvay act. l.ion that the premier should Issue fav- orably cabinet immediate- ly or dcdrdo'it'at the polls. Tho'fol- lowing Is extract from the Cal- Eary Herald Auditorial in. issue: "The publtcjias not playing politics in provincial aitaiva for some years has-novr Arisen aii issue Vlilcfi'TvIU have to'he de- cided at the polls unless llr. Stewart ffi If Mr. Stewart refuses to snpport the needa Alberta on; this question he will deserve _fhe united opposition of be- cause he will .he unworthy, to. bo the premier-of an .entire province; Stewart's chance for great usefulness is before him today, 'remler Stewart's duty to a section 3t Alberta's population Is before him oday. 'Will Premier Stewart seize .is change and taco.hls duty, or will 10 continue to quibble with the des Inies and even the lives of-thousanda sf Alberta's citizens? This irrigation cry Is no "stampede." It is the Mace- lorilan cry, "Come over and hoip 113." and unless the premier stuffs his cars POLES MEET SUCCESS WARSAW, Juno Sharp artij lery, activities nlong Iho river ,Bere sina Is reported In the Polish, com mnnlquo today, which says the seven losaea ol Bolshevik! smith of the Pripet forced them to discontinue their attacks yesterday. Canada Must Dig Her Own Coal Soon At the mass meeting of farmers from all jiarts of'Southern Alberta In the Colonial Theatre to consider plans for bringing'about coopera- tion by the provincial government for the extension of Irrigation In the south, and financial aid to get construction on the Lethbridge Northern project started, the following resolution, prepared by Chairman Mar- of the Irrigation' Development Association, will be presented by Chairman T. W; Crofts, of the Lethbridge Northern board of trus- tees: WHEREAS this meetlng-of farmers and business whole material interests in this world are centred In Southern Alberta, entirely satisfied from experience that extensions of irrigation to farms, wherever that Is possible, will vastly improve their welfare; and WHEREAS there has been serious-damage to farm lands extending over forty townships owing to soil-drifting from windstorms, the con- tinuing effects of which could be nullified by diversified farming under irrigation; and WHEREAS all the practical engineering details havi been thor- oughly worked out, thus making possible an Immediate start on the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation project, if financing can be arranged; and who have suffered so severely from the windstorms are would be glad to be enabled't? work out their'pwn salvation by constructing the canals forthwith; and WHEREAS some.time must elapse before all thevhecessary formal- ities canape gone through prior to the ISSUB of debenture's; and WHEREAS !t Is doubtful if the financial markets will absorb these debentures when Issued; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this meeting requests our Government of the Province of Aiberta, as an emergency, measure, to funds to enable construction work to be started at once, such monies to be repaid to the Government upon the marketing, .of the debentures. Liberal Membf r Eulogizes Phi to Assist Shipbuilding in Dominion. McAdoo Boom and Dry Are Democratic Convention Features June First guns of the na- tional convention were to be. fTrstl tgday whfln the national commit- tee mft to draw up the temporary rofl of delegates. Three contests had been called to the committee's attention, but only one of them, that Involving efforts to give .Sen-. HAMILTON COP KILLED IN RAID cotton wool he cannot but hear. It." Farmers Insistent There Is no doubt that the recent agitation for Irrlgatl'V has produced i temper on both sides. The tanners are Insistent, and the premier declar- es he will not be stampeded, that he- will proceed along tho.lines as laid down' In tho Irrigation legislation pass- ed lasf. session. Today's meeting will crystallize tho sentiment of the farm- ers, and Fomc Interesting develop- raents wllhfn tho next few days are hot'at all unlikely. French Will Have Nothing To Do With Russia Politically PARIS, Juno a discus- sion of the budget for foreign affairs in the-chamber of deputies yesterday, Premier Milterand declared that the government would remain true to its already declared program with regard to the east, the Trench government, be. said, would remain steadfast with the allies as to the resumption of commercial relations with Ritssia, but assorted that Iho French government would have nothing to do with the 'Russian government politically, sim-e tho latter bad repudiated tbe engage- "ments of the previous Hussion govern- mcnt. HAMILTQX, Ohio, Jimo 26. Chas. J. police desk sergeant, was killed by snipers-in a pitched battle between officers and the Bolen family, north of the city, early today. James Bolcn was shot several "times and it is believed he will die. aud Ellen Helen are ud- der arrest, .lames Helen fired Iho shot which killed tho officer, ac- cording to Ihc police. The trouble started following an investigation by Iho police of disturbance mere last ninM. Of- ficers, armed with riot guns, sur- rounded" the house this morning, and Stegmann and Detectives Dullo aod Jones started up Iho slops to mako tho arrest >s'hcn, the. police say, Bolen opened firo with a shotgun. One of tho snipers was said to he a woman. BULLETINS HUNGARIAN BLOCKADE OTTAWA, June need not look to the United States for its supply of fuel and thst the present shortage serves as a good lEsaon for the Dominion to develop its own resources, the gist of an interview oivfin by H, A. Har- rington, fuel controller for the pro- vince of Ontario, last night. "I like to eay.that as far 39 possible the States are supply- ing Canada, e-vcrt at the expense of overseas customers, but when the demand js so yreat at homa thsl the cpply cannot ba rret, na- lural'.y, Canada is tc suffer." There was all kinds of coal in the Dominion, but the people of the Dominion were not "digging" for it. Rather, 1hey were depend- ing on the people to the couth. He pointed out that all the coal fields in the States had been 'ex- ploited and the peak of the output had been reached, Canada's sup- ply had not yet been tapped. In Alberta there were millions of tons of lignite toal 'and no at- tempt had been rnsdo to mine It; the lesson obvious. Get after the Alberta was the con- troller's, advice. .VIEXNA. June cav- alry In force Is patrolling fh.o frontier In order to prevent laborers from pass- Ing to and fro. The Tyrol railway- men have requested tho to cease dispatching Hungarian goods Into Austria. To prevent congestion three -pawongcr trains wero permitted .to proceed In Budapest yesterday. Otherwise thr- blockade is tight. BRITISH LABOR TURNS DOWN INTERNATIONALE SCARBOROUGH, England. }'me labor party con- Icrc.nce here ric-eHncd today by r. card vote of ivailable. He said that Britain hat been subsidizing ship lines in ordo? .0 build up her great mercantile mar ine and he believed that in the plani :t had the ment had' made (rara. of: ample'seen r ty for the money it proposed to Ad vauce. Three -other Liberals, D. ;-Tt W. Jacobs ,and: W. Hi Euler, follow leg Mr.: Ylea condcmnec the proposed assistance. The forniei declared it "was without preceden; bince confederation. Messrs. Jacob] and Euler protested against aid beips given to shipyards and denied itc woolen' mills or furniture'. factories Mr Jacobs thought the-members-'ivert eutiUed to. Increased Indemnities be. [ore this money was given to foreign- ers.. Wheat Board..Resolution Adopted The afternoon and early evening was devoted to a: discussion .of resolution to extend the life of. lUa Canadian Wheat Board until tha immediately ;succeeding prorog'atloi: of Ih'o next parliament: "Sir Oeqr'ge Foster1 explained .that he nersonallv .hoped, it Avoald continue the "board for another year, but'If; control of buying was1 coiitin- ued In Europe and the government thought it necessary to continue con- trol of "markptlng in Canada, it'was' desirous of having the power In its hands to continue the board in oper-' ation. Sir George In referring to the par- ticipation certificates, issued by the wheat board, said some -would be ife- deemed, he thought, jvithfn the nfest month; all before the end of the pres- ent year. Sir George said the board was made CONSTANTINOPLE, June (Associated Turkish peace delegation In Paris has been Instructed from Constantin- ople that the.Turkish government will uncompromisingly refuse to sign any peace treaty which de' prives Turlisy of the Smyrna dis- trict, Adrlanople or Eastern Thrace. In main, (t Is indicated, the government agreed with the other territorial limitations fixed bjf tha entente SU ARMY COR PS LONDON, June Greek legation here has received official Information that the Greeks cam- 'palgnlng against the Turkish Na- tionalists in the Srnyrna district surrounded a Turkish army corps in Philadelphia (Ala Shchr, 83 miles of taking eight thousand prisoners, with guns and other booty. GREEKS ADVANCING SMYRNA, June Greek army, which on June 2i began an offensive against tha forces .of Mustapha Kemal Pasha, tho Turk- ish Nationalist leader, Is continu- ing successfully to advance north- ward In Asia Minor, It was an- nounced In the Greek head- quarters statement Issued today. Salhlli has by the Greeks, whose cavalry la now push- ing on, (Continued on Page four) U. S. GETS EVIDENCE COMMUNISTS TRY- TO FOMENT REBELLION WASHINGTON, June of the formation o! a united Commun- ist party by tbo consolidation of the Communist Labor parly .and .the Communist party, with tbo avowed purpose of fomenting a revolution against the existing government was received today at the department ot justice. Steps are being taken, ofll- claU said, to guard against the spread of tho propaganda. Communist publications in tlie hands of the department announce the formation of the new party at a secret convention attended by delegates from the two old organizations. LEAGUE TO DISCUSS ALAND ISLANDS ISSUE LONDON, June of the League ot Nations has been sum- moned to meet July 9 In London to discuss the question of the Aland Islands. Mur dock Declares He Will Not Hunt WithWoodenGun TOHON'TO, June that! he could not submit to going through] tho Canadian woods, hunting for pro- fiteers with a wooden gun, Commis- sioner Jamca Murdock (oday explained the stand lie has taken In resigning from the BoswJ ot Commerce, "They wanted io pay me (o help them camouflage ho sad, referring to Sir Robert liorden's re- quest that he continue as commission- er until such time as tho privy coun- cil should decide on tho constitution- ality of the legislation pertaining to tha board. "Sir Robert thought 1 was kidding. In my ietler to hltu on the 17tb, I gave him one week to fill the vacancies on the board .by appoint- ment. "That afternoon T was (iilled to his office for a conference. Thefc wo talk- tlie situation mid Sir Robert urged rao again to stay on, tint 1 wrote again on the ISlh and said that I would fcsl I was not giving tho people of Canada service It I stayed ?uy longer than tho week; as it was, I slayer) one day longer than the week, in order to sign orders." "The whole thing was underhand- he said. "For example, we could not go about our routine business with- out finding that somcono was hlndor- Ing us, Ordinary routine information wlricli should have bsen obtained in an hour or so, could not be oblained often for "I was to resign on tho 23rd, but I kept on until yesterday to get..out two orders which should have long ago been fixed un bad we bad the as- slslance to do so." Commissioner Murdock malntaiietl that he had no personal members of the cabinet, although he charged Itiat the work of the board wan Interfered with. He did not nay it was done In a direct way. ;