Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME xin. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1020 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 167 Provincial Treasurer Says Alberta Has i 3 Re-opened NegotiafionsWtth Ottawa For asis of Northern Sir Robert Tables Correspond ence in House, Including Kbbson Letters. MURDOCH .WANTED VACANCIES FILLED T 01TAWA, June Sir Robert Bor- ,'den. in the house this afternoon tabled Lts correspondence with-Jauies Mur- ilock, 'eadlnn to the latter s rcsigna tion as the last remaining member of tae Board of Commerce, and also the next pf the Itobson -correspond ence Sir Robert's 1'ttcr tn replf to the now famous" one-Sin which -Mr. 5lurdock tendered his resignation, reiclc as follows "Ottawa. June 25, 1520. Mi Dear Sli "I your letter; of which reached me this mmrnlng after it had made ils appearance, iu the' press TJlic nejossarj recommendation to his. excellency, the general, to give cffeu to -lou? resignation Ahv further repl> to the state inenls set forth in vour letter will be firadfl In the public discussion which take ilace in tho house of commons ''Yours faithfully (Signed) "R L BORDER" Wanted Vacancies .Filled The'-'correspenaence between- Sir Slobert ind ilr Murdock opeiied oil June 1920 Tn a letter to Sir Hob cit on tha.t flat- flock asks whelhcr 1t Is the Intention of the gov i ernmi-nt to fill the vacancies on the .'He adds that 1 would be unwilling to draw salarv from the- treisurj of the Dominion, unless it was imde pop si Me" for tho Board Commerce to I ram 6n elteotlvelj and as bv lav; Intended 07i the neit das Mr Mnrclock .lo SlrRoTjert again, in which, he refers jto a conference with, the prime rain- jister.on the} previous evening.? at l-nhich, according to Mr Mnrdocks letter, Sir Robert suggested that t jwonid be to complete (he 'Salient Points in Irrigation Mass Meeting Addresses HON. C; R. MITCHELL: "Wt have got to a point whether OP not the sch'rie can proceed, It Is to proceed how quickly It pro- anrf how" j "The situation this that Premier Stewart has written a com- munication to'Premier Borden along the lines of reopening th.e whole All Jh want to say fs that we stUI have an open mind on the matter, and if the. Federal Government iiea changed its mind and has takenaifferent grounds because of the situation, then we are open to further negotiations GEO. HOAOLEY, M L'A If it Is a question of advancing the money it would be a simple thing to have an extra sees Ion of the Leg- islature." MR. L H, JELLIFF "We do. not look with much pleasure on this hesitation and flirtation between and Provincial Goverrv nents on UiTe as It Is basic of the entire future'of the coun- try, and do not propose to stand for PRES; G. Rv has demonstrated that its rlgatlon is not a failure We are here on a solemn, and; serious Government Takes Action "Mac'llDo" Boom on f> Democrats Gathering Fled Is There Too ICbnlinued on .Page 11-.) SAM FRAXC1SCO, June- sourljdelegation be parsed lilclaou of tne temporarv roll ol- the Democratic. Jjational-, convention was in sight today the nauonal com rnitlee resumed consideration of cre- dentials with the peofgla" contest be toie It and Senator Hegel's effort to gal% a seat on the" floor with tho Mis Toronto Street Car Men Vote on Offer Tonight TORONTO, June, ment of'the'Tohonto street railway strike deperjds on a mais meeting of the rneti r.vvhlcli will rbe 'held at a o'clock tonight In the Star thtj stre. If of.the Ontario Railway and. Municipal Board rmde yesterday, calling for an in- crease' of five cents ai> hour, is ,then accepted by the men, the cars will be running tomorrow, or at the latest Monday morning. .-Such a settlement, if one'is ef- fected, will mean an addition to the payroll of "the Toronto.Street Railway company of; year. ,f..... Flour Drops in' Minneapolis; Bread Jumps in: Vancouver; Something Wrong Somewhere MIN'NBAPOUS, June dropped 30 16 50 cents n barrel at tlie mills hero today. The decline was due to a sharp break in Iho wheat market, yesterday. Quola- lloha at .one representative mill forfamlly patents were lowered to ?I3.50 from a barrel ami (he same grade of tlour brought JU.25- ;at another inlil, which price.Is a decrease of 30 cents a barrel. Bread Up In Vancouver VAXCQUVE11. Juno price of bread here has been'in- crcnscd from 11 to per IS- onrce loaf. Tho raise in price is necessary, state the bakers, owing lo tho recent.further advance In the cost of'tionr. tho Wheat Board of CiinadA having raised the [irico tl.fio per barrel. Must Reduce Armj, Do Avsaj With Conscription, liver Ah plane Material. BERLIN. Juno notes dealing principally withMho question of German- disarmament have been received by the president of Hie Ger- man peace delegation..-The first out- lines, many Infringements of the mili- tary clauses of the trealy, say- in g'Ihe. allies ha've determined Ger- many shall carry out tub terms and that their decision to reduce ChQ.Ger- 'man arniy to 100.980 men still stands. The security, pblice, this "noto adds must bo disbanded within. Ihrce months, but gives permission for the rtlscipllusry.-force.tp! be increased to Demand is riiade that the German constitution be made io cori- form with these'military stipulations so that conscription be abolishes hy law. In conclusion "the note nsks that measures be..taken against ihe export of war material.. Details for the substitution of disciplinary ;o for Iho" security" police arc sup plied in tlie.second note; In viewro tbo Incomplete delivery of aeronau tical material Iho third note Bays the construction ol such material which was to be" resufrred in Germany on July 10, raay, hot be resumed until Ihree months after ;the surrender tn Iho allies of the'aeronautical material called for is completed. .NEW YORK FUNDS NEW YORK, June easy, sterling demand J3.56 3-4; cables Must'-, Continue To'Obty Orders Commerce Board OTTAWA, Junfi 26. (Canadian must to obey the orders of the Hoard of Com- nierce, Sir Robert Dordan informed the house loday when Michael Sleele Inouired If retail grocers came the requiromcnts of.the board view of the fact that all-Its com. missloncrs bave resigned, Sir Robert pointed dill that tho'resignation of Vice-Chairman O'Connor dld.'iiot lake effect' unlil .lime 30, and tlie rccom- of the government wouid bt upon hy Ihe fiovcrnnr-gcn- cnil fn duo course. Jjnlll then (he orders of the board ,w6uId luge Mass Meeting Determination to .Get Construe- lion Indulge in Plain Hoadley, M.L.A., Suggests Special Session to Vote Emergency Funds to Get Work Started But Hon. C. R. Mitchell Frowns on GoVernment Aroused. :HQN. c. Provincial treasq'rer, who told mass meeting of jmgatlonists her Prldaj afterncou tjat Premier Stew art.had written, the Federal, govern ment re-orbing negotiations looking to a basis for firiancins the construe lion of the Lethbridgo Northern I Marshal Fcch in Interview Says .Greek Army-Being Used I itr.AHied Interests.' A. The influx of delegates -which began rcsterday-continued nnd added hourly o the In hotel lobbies Out ot the dJn arose observers recognize, as 'a spurt .of nomination sentimeut toward Govern- or Cox ot Ohio.' "Mac'll Boom The McAdoo-bbo'm also put In a new.] and this" time, a public appearance It took tbe shape of cards appearing hat bands'of delegates here and with the legend, "Mac'll do." As :here is no headquarters, nor any agency authorized to stimulate sentlment-.for him, so.far source- manifestation of political immortality on the-part'of his boom-would not clear. Arrival of part of the United'SlalSs Pacific fleet from-tho south'added'a touch of color to lobby .'scojicjt and to tho .streets not.known In previous conventions Danieli Will Be There Admiral Rodman, fleet commander, will arrive todav with Secretary Dan- le.ls as f. 'pas'iViger' on his flagship. The United States, naval-secretary. Is an war horse' aty! Is ex. peclad lo take an aclive part in party deliberations. Ho will be the fourth member of Ibo cabinet to reach the OrTft satisfactory piece of information that the huge audience at the Irrigation mass meeting Friday afternoon, carried away was the fact that the Provincial Government has reopened.negotiations with the Dominion Government In the'matter of the Lethbridge, Northern Irrigation project. Trfat the present situation, In regard to the Uethbridge Northern Irrigation project, in the matter of the Provincial Government under- taking; anyIfurtber financial responsibilities, as asked'in a resolution unanimously adopted by the had.corpe to. the point that to do so 3 Lieutenant-Governor's warrant, was the statement by Hon C R Mitchell to the farmers and citizens- held "in the Colonial Theatre.on Friday afternoon. This was an further> action on the part of the Dominion Government to come forward', with a solution. But whether this alternative was feasible was another ques- tion. So far as the Provincial' Government stood it went the longest way It could In the legislation passed M the last session. At that time the Government, In the measure enacted, It considered, the opinion of the whole people of it was incumbent on it to do, and not the opinion merely of the people of the particular district of the Northern Irrigation project. In the responsibility, If the Irrigation schemes in the different: parts of the Province assumed'a magnitude, then irrigation; in the Province beoame .a provincial, if not a national responsibility- r MIGHT GET A WARRANT Referring to the.possibility a warrant of Governor, the Provincial Treasurer pointed out that it would be a extraordinary measure, and lne larSe sum involved not one that, would be warranted.: He pointed out, howevtr, that the: Government lsr of an mind, and had re-opened negotiation? In a .communication forwarded to Ottawa hy Premier Stewart. j. 1 The speaker emphasized to that it was not a matter of the- necessity and the benefits of was fully censed by everyone, including the Government. The whole thing-that concerned was the last paragraph In the resolution put, namely the providing of; sufficient funds to enable construction work to be started-at orYce. CALL SPECIAL SESSION" TothJ statement of the Provincial Treasurer, Mr. George Hoadley as a solution of the situation, the calling of a special MUST NOT ABANDON PRECAUTIONS AS'YET: battlefield, Attorney-General most active ol presidential Palmer, riomlna- Canadian dollars tloh aspirants, to judge from posters and signs now displayed, and.Secre- tary Meredith and Postmaster-General Biirleson. already having Joined: the convention throng. Meredlth-Gerard Combination Mr. Meredith's coming was signal ized by a new manifestation of the -kinship of his presidential 'rtootn with that of. former Ambassador Gerard Announcement already had been made that joint headquarters bcen 'ed for these two, a thing unknown to the oldest habltauo of political" con dltlons. Today a huge sign appeared far up on tho front o! a. hotel declaf ing tliat "MercdlttvQerard" hsadrjuar tors would be found within. A memorandum distributed among the meinbers of the national .commit- tee, shows 7C6 of the delegates to the convention are iininstructed. An examination of Iho le npmiiry roll shows (hero will be. dclcgalcs and alternates In the con. vention. S. Cfthill Criticizes Railway IDeparfment Makes Defense. Calgary Girl Murdered In Bed, House Set on Fire, Perpetrator Makes Escape CAV-GARV, June Gordon was shot and instantly killed by an unknown person at 538 Ninth avenue west early this morning'and the murderer tried to conceal the destroying the body by fire. He failerf because the flames were noticed and alarm sent In, The fire- men quickly extinguished the b I aie and the body, partially burned with a bullet! hole at the bate of neck, cutting the spinal cord, was fodnd on the bed.' The motive for (lie crime Is not known. The police think It may have men quickly extinguished the biaze and the body, partially burned with been jealousy or robbery, nnil while they have detained a man was known been her associate, James Royee, he being detained as a witness rathe; than as a suspect. OTTAWA. June of.railway department estimates took up practlcilly the sitting of "he house today and met with strenu qus'.rjbjectlon. The Introduction of tbq first; item prompted. F, S. Cahlil, njeiyber'for once igain'that tho wrong continuing the operation of the Na- tional Railways "under managemenl of the JMacKenzie and-.King'crowd." Hei charged that of rail- ways'.had not secured from the'Cana- dian Northern Railway the orjuipmenl which he should have been given, but hail handed "a lot-of.old Junk." Hen. Jl D. Reid, minister of rail RVS; defended thp. management o: the Canadian National 'Railway Sys tcmt (Wlaring It wpn made up 'at ei jerlericed rallwaymen. :The govern merit'had placed valuators on the ldian the. IIme It over thu railroad'and If was handed over to the ernmerit doubtless thesa valuators lia-1 plseed the pro.nor prtce on it. He 'oArli'asized the fact that thero was n'o pillfk'3 in the management of tho Can'a'dian Kattonal anil exprosaed his belief that it would .ultimately prove o. great asset to tho. Dominion.. Richardson, bt Springfield, of the opinion .that to let. the If ft: tlonal Transcontinental Railway fall into disuse would work.a.-great hard- ship to'settlers in the section through which It passed. Before the railway estimates..came 'ti'tpr consideration a motibn to give six months' hoist was moved by Hqn, TV. L. MacKonila King, leader ofriho. ppnosifion on the third reading of the bill amending the Jndlan Act. A division on the motton resulted In 113 defeat by a majority at 26 votes, tho-farmers' parly voting solidly with the opposition. The objection of tho opposition wan the enfranchising clause of the bill. strong representing the -'south country, and aTnumber'bf citizens of in it was concert-, trated the -determination of this t part of con- struction started without delay on the Lethbridge Northern. The spirit of the meeting" WM echoed by Mr. Jelliff in a strong fighting address which brought forth a tornado of applause in the emphaslr; he plac- ed on the responsibility of the two governments getting logelher'ln finding means to get the Irrigation project under way without delay. 'The.number'of politicians'pres- ent brought the reminder .from Wr. Marnoch that this was not a political, meStlng but a meeting called by.the urgency of the situ-, atlo'n for getting construction work on- the: Irrlgatron project going. With President Marnoch, as chair- man, on the platform, In addition to Hon. C. R. Mitchell and Mr.' George Hoadley, M.L.A., were the following members of the provin- cial legislature representing the south Brigadier-General Stewart, George .Skelding, of'Mac- leod, and J. Kenvmls of Pincher Creek. Mayor Welcomes Farmers G. R. Mamoch was appointed chair- man of. the meeting and called upon Mayor Hanilo to welcomo the farm- ers. "You are entirely welcomo to This is tho centre tor rrlgation and we want you to look at lie touched on the'. drifting question, ond'Ch'aoush-Datkloak have beeni'darK tprSfl and inany prisoners, cannon'.'and maclilhe gun8.hr.ve Greeks.''' Greek losses, It Is were 21 dead and IOC wqunde'd." Soma is a town northeast of Smyrria approximately sixty miles ami Mendel- hbra is'about seventy: miles east ot Smyrna.- Tlie.other two places- taken by the Greeks.are iiot'showii on available British -Bornbardment''''' f LONDON, June: wai. ships at anchor befure of sinid, Asia Minor, have violently lombarded the'.Turkish line stretched around that place and inflicted heavy osseSj it being .estimated. that 'one'-; .housand Turks have .Dcen Killed, up- cording to an company .dispatch from Athens.-.- Reports from Ismidr- the uiessage statoy, indicate that violent fighting continues there. Three shells from ar- tillery fired by Turkish Nationalists, under the command ol Muatapha Kt- mal Pasha have fallen In the town anil have caused damage. nougn ilttlo hay In the sloughs. "This district lias 'demonstrated that Irrigation.h no failure'but that iris a and 'all we need- to make this district 'the garden spot, of AI- icrta is plenty'of water through'" Irri- gation. I do not see'any reason why wo should Hot It.has been a great mystery to me lo know why tho government has declined to get behind said Iho mayor. Continuing, .the sneaker referred to Iho presence ot Mr. Mitchell and ex- assistance. fie referred to the tentative offer pressed the hope that through him the provincial government would some dclinito announcement from Ottawa made when the door was opened for approaches from Premier Stewart. Ou ..this occasion Hon. Mri Mclglien repeated offers he made last August. The Dominion gov- ernment now has spent a million and a half dollars making Irrigation sur- feys in tho west. Marnoch told 't the formation ot tho IxstWifidgo Northern Project said he. advised the -Lelhbrldgo that I Northern pcor.lo to go slow and easy, MOXTtlEAU .Juno secre- tary of the Canadian Manufacluters' association hero yesterday received a new ruling in regord to application of Ihe sales tax as follows: Saloa .tax of 2 per. cent. Is applic- able on sale by manufacturers to rail- ways, power companies, municipali- public utilities and steamship lines. .Sales las of one per cent. is. applicable on sales by wholesalers (o such corporations.' The sales tax is. not applicable as regards-material for the construction ,of ships licoused to engage In the Canadian toasting trade. Meetings of the Manufacturers' asso- ciation are to bo held 10 consider the new ruling. would he cheerful to Iho fanners andibecanso he'understood other district all concerned. "Mr. Mitchell Is a wanted to come. Since then Iho Bar- southern man ami ho should have ens-Car man gay district has turned plenty of Influence in Edmonton, i down. (he proposition and Ilia north think ho sh6uld lisa it to.gooil advan- Maclcod district 1m Joined with, Ihe concluded the mayor. Pres. ,Marnoch Emphatic "Wo are hero on a solemn and ser- ious said Mr. Marnoch dur. ing his opening remarks as chairman of the meeting. when we have fiorne .members connected with tho political life of tha province there are the usual political eipressloM. but there Is politics today. This meeting has come as the result of tlin recent.wind s'torrna, an'd It Is doubtful it It would baro been called If it not becn'.for thorn. 1 have said many llmea that farmers have lived, fitly years slnco he said. Continuing Mr. Marnoch went over considerable history in regard to .irri- gation 'nnd organizations In connec- tion question in -Alberta. Tie explained that while tho meeting would hinge largely on tbo Lethbridgo CAU5ARY. June special Ot- tawa dispatch to tho Calgary Herald says: Lothbrldgo Northern. Tho speaker referred to a remark passed within Iho past few days, that as he is not being paid1 In cash for hU eKorts no person will iiste'n to him. He said that It any farmer felt like pulling his name on a promisspry nolft, with 3 stamp on'Jt, ;lt would bo alright, but K tho Lethbridge Northern does not go through, he advised tho fanners to save the stamps. Soil Drifting a Calamity Reference was mado to' Iho slate-j for" increases to Judges. raents of Premier Stewart .regarding calamity, and that that, shows I action Is needed, i "I know Premier WOUBEN SAID TO HAVE PROMISED MEMBERS YEAR INDEMNITY The government caucus today was Informed by Premier Borden that Ihe indemnities of scnatora-antl. members, of tho house would ba Increased to Cabinet ministers will be In- i to which Increase will also be granted to the heads' of the oppfAlllon. Provision Is also mado Slewart Is not a. who shrinks from hla duty, as some his mem. hers do." Ho has just returned from nn Important visit to (ha cast on mat- ters connected with northern railway? on ffiJoTfour) 'QUAKES FELT IN ALASKA ANCHORAGE. Alaska, June Two pronounced'earthquake shocks, were felt here beginning at 4.15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Xo damage was caused. -The shocks were felt 100; miles north of Anchorage, according: lo reports.