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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xia FOURTEEN PAGES LETHBRTDGE, ALBERTA., TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1020 FOURTEEN NUMBER 169 Government Trying io Wind Up Business Today, Hut Leader King Objects. MANY OLD MATTERS TO BE CLEARED UP YET HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 10. Administration Forces Now Have Secured Strong Grip On Democratic Convention OTTAWA, June tion been tentatively fixed for afternoon. Preparations to this end have although Is considerable doubt If the house'xyjll be able to conclude, its business today, even with an all- n-lffht sitting. Discussion on the Batrd of Commerce resignations stld to'come; the increase In members' Indemnities has yet to be vcted and much pupply re- mains. Estimates of the labor de- partment have not 'been paificd.1 But there Is a general desire to terminate the session as early as possible and an effort wilt be made to conclude business today. Following prorogation, Sir Rob- ert Borden will probably take a test of 10 days or so. OTTAWA, June 23. (Canadian government still hopes to complete the- businosa' before the house of commons before the end of I today's sitting. This was indicated In j Hon. C. C. Ballantyne's eiplanallon to the house of his desire, With this pur-' poic- In view, to continue votlnjf naval estimates after the passing o( the main vote of two million all lodavvafter four de- -hate. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, who has been in'the house since'2 p.m; Mon- Informed the minister' that ha 1 would take good care that tho govorn- t meat did not reach, a conclusion of the 1 session today If-It showed-to little con- Blderatlon Jon a.weary-house. He then left the house.abruptly. It had been. a stifling hot day and night, with eleo- trkal storms, and the weary members 1 .bickered', across tho floor, the opposl- tion backing up. Mr. King la his threat -to prolong the session. Only-a minimum of debate en both j sides can bring, the unfinished bual- i ness of the House to a conclusion In oue sitting. A score of odda'and ends j remain to b.o disposed of, including tho expected long debate on the Board of Commerce, and the events which led to the resignation of Its comruis- slonera. Navil Doiate OTTAWA, June the house early this morning during the debate on the naval estimates, Hon. N. W. i liowell said that he tailored the T lions would come to see that Inlerna- j tional disputes would bo decided b'y j the reign of lavr, but that limo bad not I come. i' Fernand Rlafrat opposbd tho "voting j nf the total estimates. The proposed navy would bo simply an expense. 1 Arthur Melfihon Batrl that thfl argument that there was no Immedi- ate menace and therefore no need of a policy of defence was not supported by facts. Throughout the naval de- bate of 1909 the'Liberal party had ridiculed .Iho Osrman menace and I their claim that this hsd been the rea- con for naval policy %vua absurd. Tho opposition to that policy I had been founded on tho same argn- I meat that there was no immediate menace. The German menace was scoffed at fn.lhoM by. the Uber- als, and now claim that It baa parsed away, said Mr. Melehecn, but tie Brit- i isli empire waa Ftl'l compelled to pro- i viile against possible foos ct'hiuo si- ponsc. Canada's sks.ro In naval obll- fialfons far exceeded iho figure ei- i pressed in this vote of Those. votn against tiuj approprl- ation voto to say that Great or possibly the United i protect us fur all tlaic, thus making i Canada a parasite. Clark Attacks Mclghen Dr. dark attacked Hon. 'Arthur for his speech. The InifnlBtor of Interior had accused Iho [Liberals of ccofDlng fll (he Oermar, j rncnaca lu 1909. Did he foreaeo the i Gorman menace In Hit when he Join- C'l forces with Bourassa who did not (IjebVjve In warships at all. and pro- reeded to a government which pcre-pped Canada's naval policy? And oirtnlng down to thn present, hov? did j propcno to protoct tbo Irado routes See Canada witi five- war- rhipn? Mr. Melshen wihl that not having flifion present Dr. Clark apoko 'first ho had not-been aiming at trr, (lark in his argument last night. HB tiien proceeded to discuss and rofnte- points of CSark'0 speech. ID." No gmcral rams have occurred in Southern AJbottn Herald's ninth crop wport was issued, but daring the week practically every district been virilc-d by good ahowen Taryhsg fiom one hoar to Jive, TftiUa joae dlstricti have re- ceived or more lood bhow'ers. Tae cieifrii of the Southern Alberta district have been blessed with the-best' raloi. Fore- mosL.hid .58 inchee, Medicine Hat .38, and other sections to the east of the city accprdlngly. Again badly blown section received least rjin. Vollowlng the rains two cool nights prevented rapid.growth.- Oil Vriday night the Dwcury dropped to two above ireeclng at. while at Cowlcy thD frost was enough to kill beans and some other garden produce. Following flic .cold wave the weather set iu warm, and Sunday and. Monday have been among ,the> hottest days of -the season .though the wind has been standing In a north- erly direction .and ;is a consequence there has been no tendency for crops to barn. !0n the whole Southern Alberta crop conditions are favorable. There will be no bumper crop. There hns' been too much .damage from wind and cut- Antis Beaten at .Every Bryan Boosted Off Platform Committee; Reed, Anti- Deakd Scat in the Convention. GREAT .TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT WILSON FEATURE worms, and hardly enough rain and warm weather during June. But there Is every outlopk for an average crop. Given showers weekly, or a good gen- eral rain within tho next ten days, the area covered from LelhbrMjc in. a railway-way may produce- from bushels to bush- els surplus. The warm weather Is bringing the crops along rapidly except Inlhe few districts immediately around Leth- bridge where more rain is needed. Grain Is coining into the shot blade and Iho nest two weeks will see rapid advance] Th haj' crop has been' generally helped by the last week's rains and warm weather. Alfalfa Is almost ready to the .first crop will be- a little bettor than average. Tim- othy will.be last crop. Range pasture Is excellent, and, after being cropped off so closely last year, is making a much better showing, than was'eipected. ._ The grasshoppers have made Iheir President Senator appearance at Claresholm, hut so tar Democratic Possibility SAN FRANCISCO. 'June Ad- min I gtntlan- forcei Into the sec- ond day of the' Democratic national convention. apparently in full control of the Senator Glsss of Vir- as chairman, of the resolutions exclud- f-d from, too auV-commHtce of nine chosen to actwkUy, the platform. while BalnbrUit secretary o! j state. 'as representative the damage from these nests Is not serious. The cutworm season (3 just about over anS little further damage from Ibis source IB expected. {Continued on Page KourT) Hundred Divorces Granted by Paniament OTTAWA, June 2J. (Canadian hundredth divorce oill ot.the present session parlmmcnt was formally put.through by the prl- committee, 'it was also tho Una! plea for dissolution to ccme be- fore tho committee .and fonual ad- journment fo'r the session was made. Before Michael Steel, chairman, remarked (hat next year the committee would be-mpra strict in re- gard to the., ll.ipu. line .which, iftjm-r pofled on are not before the house within the prescribed 8U weeks from.the opening of the session. "If we are here next be addeU slgniacantly. This yearVlist of. 100 petitions granted IB Easily a record. year, which -was also considered very- high, the number of cases was 51, thus showing an in- crease of practically 100 per cent. The total number of applications this year was 123. and the majority oE these, it is stated, came from Toronto. Return- edjs.qldiera were aBected-iinalmbst-oO cent.-of the applications. -f Bryan "Dry" Forces Made To Present Case First SAN the first division In the platform committee on an angle of tht pro- hibition fight today, the Bryan dry wore forced, over their protest, by a vote of 27.to 25, to present their case first in the com- mittee hearings. staunch ot Jos. T.j of another administration supporter, chosen for' perrrianejit' chairman of the conTehttopi-' and administratioa men at'the'hWd o( "other committees the line-up brouyht ont.of what had promised to be a contest. New Cabinet Headed By Tch- rcnbartf Will Have Support of Scheidemann Party. DEUIJN, Juno Major- ty Socialists are in general agreement with the program of the new govern- ment headed hy Konslanlin Fehren- said Philip Scheldemanu. a lead- >r of that oreanizeiion. spcakiDR in the retchalag today. He declared it was a fault of tho Independent 6oclal- isla that the preBcnt'tahlnot does not contain a of tho Soclal- t organiratiopn, Oeorje one ot Iho leaders of the Independent Socialists, said that members of that organization had refused to Join tho cabinet because tho ejections had shown that the people condemned a coalition government. The hest means to bring about an amelioration of: the poaco conditions, ho assarted, would bo tie abolition of sl1og irmlcs, but.thls, ha said, could only by the workers ot aJI countries. Ho declared tho Indejiencl- wonltl willingly coop- erato Ui bring about a resumption, of relations with Russia., v 4 4 O 4 PHONE 1224 FOR ELECTION RETURNS Manitoba nlecllon returns will hegln to come in over Uio Herald leasad wire about this nvenlng. Tho Herald will bulletin the results in front of this office and will glve'lhn In- formation over 'phono CHICAGO WHEAT SHIPMENTS CHICAGO, Jnne million bnshels of wheat were exported from Chicago to Europe by late routes In the'last twn months, 'Wrn. II. Clalr, collector of customs, annotinced to- day. This waa afifht iimea as many aa worn eiportdd last year, tho announcement said. Strikes and flbortAgo of railroad cars, were given an reasons for the large boat shlp- roohus. GERMAN REPRESENTATIVES AT 9PA CONFERENCE BERUN. Juno K. Konsttiitln FyiirGnbaxtti. Gorman chancellor, For- elBS MtoUter Btmmis and Tlnance Rtlotelw WTrtA "will hft GiJnnftrry'i rep- Mi Ow con- ferenco aftcnrdlng to the Ixj1--' POOD RIOTS IN HAMBURG LONDON. Juno. persons Rro dead and eighty wtiuhded as resu.lt of food riots In Hamburg, ac- cording to a Central News, dispatch from Berlin. Many ebops were plun- dered and a state of siege was declared lam night. The dispatch states that four have be'en arrcalert aril that order has licen reslorsd. NO WOOL MARKET JUSTNOW Combination of Circumstances is j Lull Only, It Is Thought. TORONTO, June view of the present unsettled stale of the wool market Hie Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, Limited, has isaueii the following statement: ''Everything at the present time points to a lower level of prices as compared with those obtained on the 1919 clip." Just where that new level will he, however, is a point jyion which there is much speculation and very little agreement. "For the immediate present no mar- ket exists and the general dullness is perhaps hest reflected in the lack .if interest on the part of the .'.lealing trade. It has virtually -withdrawn all from the field or limited their activities to the handling of the pro- duct on a consignment oasis. One of the chief reasons for this state of af- fairs lies in the fact lhat buyers of yarn and woollens have been forced to cancel orders previously made on account ot general trade conditions. "In addition to the trade cancella- tions tho following facts bear direct- ly on tho__wool market: Tho general tightness of money, stocks of wool in hand particularly In the lower grades, and finally, transportation and tho gen- eral unsettled stale of business. "The one bright spot In tho wholo situation la that all authorities aeom to ho of tho opinion that tho present 1o.ll la only temporary." PREMIERS TO MEET AT BRUSSELS ON JULY- 2 T'AHIH, June Miller- and, Marshal Focb, M. Francois-Mar- eal and Dubols, president of the reparations commission, vlll leave Paris Thursday after noon for Brus- sels, where tho conference will open July The French delegation will number about fifty persons. Tbo Japanese and Italian delogatoa trftrel on tbo uamo train, German Army Plans PARIS, Juno delegates at tho Spa conforanco will noi Insist upon Uio id a hit c nance of an army of men, according to Uio Kcho tie Paris, which quotes an un-named dip- lomat who asserts tho German'rcprfc- sonlatrTCs will aak tho allies to re- consider indemnify demands. Tho Spa meeting therefore- would thus bo a mera formality, tho newspaper saya, and on the other hand, tho financial ronferenco to be held In Brussels will bo most Important and It is possible n finanriel agreement will bo reaehftd hem. The tbTeiteXed. an tj-nd ministration figbt, so far as it reltttbd to the or- ganixatloii. pf convention machin- ery without a showing At tie same Ura-e tha committee formulating for the "conven- tion .has deared for the nom- inating ,io VB while tbs IB "worfcioE i the Br it decided that the' VaHMur; unalditea may bo pUcGd in .noaitofition while the plat- form are -going on, but noiballotfDR.for'ra if oral nee 'may conduiitftd'iinttl-.afEer the platform has been brought iny'perlected and adopt- V This nctfon will simplify and hasten the wort ot- tho convention much. From the dramatic moment yester- poflfiit: of -Prei I Wil- son was unT'elted! in the great con- vention auditorium to :let loose a[ storm tribute) airf approbation! from the; prejidenL's admirers on the floor there seemed little, chance for those who had'set themselves In op- This burst of feeling dtd 'not dlo-'with adjournment, Long after there -was aUll' a hlntjof Itiin the toices of tte Senator Robinaoa's election Cor "per- maneat chairman was more ol a forft- gon'e conclusion. No opposing candi- date -had been selected. Adfnlnlrtration Rules Convention The administration forres'now have a strong grip on the which -will writs the confession ot faith for the party's 1S20 campaign. There will be'battlaa in'committee, over many plantBj but there were' less prospects today-than any Utne since the con- vention left fie re began ip assemble in the. opinion of moat political observ- ers schooled In the ways of Ameri- can con yen It on 6 of an open fight on the floor. Administration leaders ap- peared confident that differences could be ironefl out In committee. The session left behliid It echoes of "gag" rule, rhargea and that. If a floor battle were insisted upon by the New Yorfeers, the "party's chances at the polls would be ruined. Do" Boom l.s Strong "Events EO far have ebown no mark- ed reaction overnight on discussion of nomination booms. There seemed to be a general feeling that pronpects of Mr..McAdoo's selection had Increas- there was no definite" develop- ment upon which it 'could be bas-frd by those who took thla WHh a member cf the president's cabinet In tho racfl in the jverson of Attorney-General Palmer, and a form- er cabinet member. Mr. McAdoo. be- ing urged just as vigorously, no can- didflte has yet been formally cbarao- terlted tho choice of tho president. mr.cbine-like In their uoanimlty of action on'other mature, are at odd? oti candidates, each group supporting its own man. The reflex of their joint yJctoriea is therefore not easy (race In lh nomination nght. Administration Victory SAN FRANCISCO, JUDO credentials of the Demo crftUe national contention late last night ratified thp action of the nn Ik ra- nt committee ia seatlns the Palmer rlelegateB from Georgia and denying Senator James A. Reed a softt in con- vention an a delegate from tho fifth Missouri district. The Palmer men from Qeorslo were seated by a fote of 43 to 4, and fionator HeexTa claim to a scat was denied by a vote of 37 to 9. 1 The action of tho credentials com- mittee is enolbcr rlctory for the ad- ministration as the defeated I Ocorgla group is Mid 16 contain merits that were at Tariance with tho Wilson administration, while Senator Heed is ft bllttr r.rlllc of the 6f Nations, as a'lTocated by the .ideTit. and is an opponent of other 'administration measures, Final argument both for and Heed was Mller and personal at- tacks on various sunporters either sKIe marVcd Ha progress. Chairman's Sptech KAN rriAXCISCO, June lor Robinson of Arkansas, permanent DemopratJc national (Continued Government Has 26 Majority on Final Amendments. E. MITCHELL PALMER, in tho Wilson of the strong contenders lor the Democratic nomination at-tho 'Frisco conveution. Ebrly iuOications are that, next to McAdoo, tho' "Crown: Palmer is House favorite in the field of starters. Th-a boom for McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury mid -railroad how- growing strong.and be tho