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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME XIIL SIXTEEN PAGES FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER -12; Greenwood is Easy Winner British Food Controlier Makes Pessimistic Report on Situation. WHEAT AND SUGAR SUPPLIES BOTH SHORT .LOXDONrlfcy food minis- ter, CharleS" A. McCurdy, took- up the house of'commons yesterday tho presehl food slluatlon. He said the opilmlsm of a year ago regarding sup- plies had not been justified aud it was well lhat tie fact should oo 'realized .The world production sugar had decreased tons. Great Bri tain, should'receive in tho coming year tons less of wheat from tho United Stales thau during liresent year, and India's increase ol Ions would not he available lor eipprL "Wheat prices were a most Import ant factor In .determining wages al over .the .world., The ;nations weri faced wltU tho prospect of a consid CTable reducUoii.ln Iho world's avail ublo supply.of aud he feared, in Iho absence of wise and prudeal statesmanship on tho part of import- there would-ho a rise In prices reflected iu every olher cohi- t- ciodity. V 'The supply ,of butter promised-lo be only half lh.9 pre-war standard, and .he could" see no sign lhat. the world's food shortage was lerlally to x improved Eoeladd must still. continue jto get the greater, part of Us imported food from America, 'but he hoped that 5iy tho end of the year alternative Bourcea might ha afaHable. V IMILLION PEOPLI1N CANADA WILL MAKEINCOMETAXRETURNSIN1920 Coleman Man in High Position and tells Some Facts, About SystemMn Vogue-- Members Urge Greater Publicity. Commissioner Breadner Addresses of Commons 'r ff SUNDEIUlAND, May Sir Hamar Grenwood, chief secretary for Ireland, was-- re-elected to parlia- ment today in 4 he bye-election neces- sitated by his recent apomlmcrjt to the Irish secretaryship. Sir Hamar received votes, as against 379- for .V, H. Rutherford, Uio Labor candidate, and f or. "W. Howe, .At tho general In 191S Si Bsuaar, tli'en a; Coalilioa-'LIberal, was returned by about plurality over H. N. Hudson, the, Unionist candidate. Tho UUwrcanu'Hitoih." this, election polled exiles, No'1 unionist op- osed him in the preseirt Taber Man Declares She AVork ed in Watson's Office as Stenographer NTARIO FORESEES V" -BIG CROP OF-APPLES May Canadian every prospect of n immense apple crop throughout Ou: ario this year, mem- ber for Wentwortlv told- the agricul- tiral committee-'ot the cpmmons to- ay when the'fruit package regula- tons were tinder discussslbiL OTTAWA, May Cana- dlaa a strenuous, plea that the Dominion Income tax system In Canada was as yet in Its Infancy and expressing the hope that within five years 'It. wrould be second, lo none In the worhl, R. W. Breadner, commis- sion br of taxation, made a lengthy reply to many critics of sys- tem before a-meeting olthe meta-- bors o( the cpmmons today. Tho. commissioner gave some figures, which .created considerable sur- prise among those present the conclusion of his address-was voted to have cleared the air to a considerable extent- on adverse criticism levelled at his depart- ment. There would be about persons In Canada making re- turns this year, he showed, as com- pared .with about half that-num-" ber In the act was passed. Thqisysttm had already won commendation from other Great Bri- tain and the [United Statevand It was tho nltlnieio aim to eeo that no person. jfeiiecleA his or her right hick from 1917. Every class In the'cjpimunity was being reached, andftjere were inly two now outsidS-the pala-of .the law. Those and who had a dozen toniesiln various parts of tbo country'jwithln a year. He hopc.il to passed to get the Mraer into line, and as to the might adopt a-system of. compelling employers to' take onejper cent, from the men's monthly salary, provided it. went to -Mr. Breadber denleit that the (Continued oil 1'ags 11.1 HERE'S HOPING. to Negotiate With Russia 'reliminary Negotiationk .Be tween Earl Curzon and Tchi- tcherin Satisfactory Walters Makes Attack on f Heae (From Our Own1 Correspondent) TABER, ;May Infor luallon elicited by the Heral representative, in regard to Ih woman who passed 'as tho wife- Bluebeard AVntson while in Cn'rgary is to. Iho effect that woman was of fall figure, somewhat slim, nn rather-graceful in movement Thcrug not exactly youthful, aiio was In Ihe of life, and of good appearance. As a stenographer, sho appeared to liave bccu compelent to Iraneact the duties ot such a position, which" in Uio 'caso of Watson's work, do not appear to havo been yory onerous. This worn; been on tho train route from Spokane, at tho time he met up with Coulter, and tho state- ment that sbo was tie of flon was accepted 1jy those whoso pt- fico ho thus used, beforo being given his hat by-J. C. Hobta. Nothing ap- jiears to have occurred to load to any other supposition, although tho ffct thai such an imposing promoter at oil Heals as Watson should require to mate) u so of his wife's services in Ma business afalrs rather thau ag Bi- In tho social arena might strange. The main purpose of having the woman In the office scorns to been to assist In bringtag along busi- ness deala, whlah WUtson would con- clude and (is ho was rather crellvo anyway his statement that she was Ills .wifo had fo be accepted for {lie llnic. Hobbs, nor Todd, appear to have run roroas Oio parties after removing to tho ofiffco In the Bore-rid go block, unlvsa through Coulter, who may havo run across rtbout (io timo ho brought in tho drilling rig to begin operations on Iho part of tho Albion le.iso purchased from tho two Ta bor real estate men. Manufacturers' Assee'n Takes Board of. Commerce Order to the OTTAWA, May reference it the supreme court of-Canada to les the powers of tha Board of Commerce to order retail clothiers of Ottawa to sell only al a profit which Is reason able and just in Ihe opinion of Ihe board, is being'heard'to'day. The or der, which his not-been served on thi c.lnthlors yet, 'constitutes a test- o pp-rer, ond the BUpreme court is nsken tho eve of negotiations with Soviet Russia, a Moscow wireless today as serla. Earl Curzon, liie British" foreign secretary, the message warded to SI. Tehitclierin, the sovie for foreign affalrs.-.a-jleu- laratlon in whteh direct conversation with General Wnuigel, p the' remnanl of tho Russian voluntte army, aro proposed. These conyefsa tiba's, it is (leclared, ore. desired Great -Britain''iii negotiations iriay be .Ixsgun .concern iog the cessalton of the Bolshevl advance into Crimea, and British off f Would -participate in these'nego- tiations. M. Tcbilcherin, conlimies lha mes- tage, replied to the British comniun cation with statement that- soviet government vi-as prepared't meet .the .desiro expressed in .Ilia communication and enter Into negt tiations with the British govenittieit or anyone thai government might ii dteate concerning the question of ho iilllles in tlio Criraeafi an thai the soviet was prepared to'.'-ai mil General Wrangcl as well as" Drl to these negotiations. j :Hegarding the Caucasus message stated that hostilities have ceased and tho soviet has applied to tho governments of the various states ffering to begin pence negotiations mraediaXely. The soviet promises.lo ake British government ho Caucasus Into consideration.'; M. Tchilchorin in his reply, II Is expressed his firm assurances hat the agreement to begin peace negotiations will servo as a prelim- nary stop and lhat a agree- ment between Great Britain and 'Bus- sia would he the final outcome; TORONTO. May C. Walters, orrner president of the Trades Cor.-. ress ol at-a meeting the] 'orphto Trades and 'ouncil made an attack, on as head of le'trades cortlfre'ss. _ He accused Mr. loqra of In his pow-" r' movein'ent as representatl'Vp Lof the workers ha Dominion "5t peace con.'erenec n when ,he wished to dispute between .Imsclf Mocro before the llamilloa, Onl., in nished through lefqre he couW: get from Engaland to lamilton. May Pasticci, a noted chomist, has discover- ed a method of cheaply produos ing-liquid hydrogen. H may be used Iu driving atrtorno- biles, a gallOB being sufficient forrSEO miles. It also may bo. utilized in railway locomotives and In the" engtees of ocean steamers, ho declared. J AHi.es Woh't Interfere With Japs b Siberia IXDNDON, Jlay British gov- ernment considers Iho action taken by the Japanese in Siberia la not of a nature requiring the approval. of the allies. Mr. Bonar Law made this sLite- in ?b8'house'of commons yester- day iu reply to a question as to whelli- er-the Japanese policy had the allies' approval.., Profiteer is Labor Member Accuses Farmer Whip of Threatening to' Quash Labor Acts. onists Million Dollar Deal Pen'dini 1-10 Families May Settle There. Across Line American Railway Brother hood's Report Shows -Who Gets Increased Profits WILL SHIP MANY PLANES TO CANADA TORONTO, -May Col. W. A. BIsh op, V.G., announced yesterday that th aircraft disposal syndicate of Knglant of which Handloy Pago Is tho head had decided to -ship to Canada a por lion of tho alrplanen purchaspi by Iho syndlcato for dlsposarthroug: the Bishop-Baker Airplanes, Limited, ol which Col. Bishop Is president. Dig developments In commercial flying in aro promised "for this sum- ...-The Herald has been creditably Informed that negotiations are pending whereby a of Zion- will purchase a tract of for a township and for locat- ing .140 families on the same at .Skiff. The deal is Being carried out on behalf of this Zionist col- ony by Mr. Heinz, of'Foremost, one of their number.' In addition to purchasing the ian'd at Skiff, it Is stated that the colony erect a sawmill at High River. The whole deal will run into the sum of a million dollars. Zionists in queitlon are a Christian sect of the order with headquarters in the WASHINGTON, May study ot irofiteering in American industries nauo-under tlio auspices, of-the rail- road brotherhoods, was presented lo he railroad labor board today iu sup- port of tho railroad workers' demands lor. higher pay and to refute 'charges that Increased labor costs are respons lltle for high cost of living Preparea'by Vf J former secretary of Ihd naf labor sludi seeks to show (hat profiteering in Industry is Ihe fundamental cause for high prices iii.practically' all com- modities! gives s lies to support the contehllon. t Of th'o extrabrdiriary. Increase in the price of sugar now amounting to 300 per cent., that study say's, tho in- crease cosl paid by the con siimer was less tiar. 15 per -i-iie result of advanced prices, according to the quoted reports ot producing over half of the sugar con- sumed in -the United Stales, was pic- tured in ths net, profits of Iheso con- cerns which H was said rose from an average-' of during Iho" years .1912-1914 to 'for tho years 19I6-1.01S. In the meat pncking Industry, where- profits to have increased be- tween 300 and .400 per cent., the labor item was shown so small that a wage Increase of 100 per cent, would add IpSs Uian five' per cent, to the total cosl of. the meat. The increnso In price between '1914 and 191S was shown as eight- times the total labor cost, and Ihe 101S price represented 25 1 meg tlio total labor item. 0. E. S. WHITESIDE. O. K. S. Whileside. elected presi- dent of the'Canadian -.Mining Institute at -the Iruft mealing hold in Toronto is manager of the International Coal and Coke Compaus-, Limited, Cole- man, Alia., ond president of the West- ern Coal Operators Association. .In addition to being- widely-known_ as a colliery engineer and he has'probably been filling prominen' positions in the mining of that province that einbracos the Do- minion's greatest reserves ot 'coal longer than all others. Mr. Whiteside is a charter membo: of the Canadian Mining InslHute am has always taken tho keenest interes in. affairs. He has bepn a membe .of the .council for the terms 1510 and 191C and has bean lv collected with tho activities of th lioclsy Mountain branch, which was ouo of the original organizers He was jilso one of tbo organhen! o tic Western Coal Operators, asspcia Uou, which was formed about 14, year njo, and was elected 'president of th association this year. NTERESTING SCElS'E IN ONTARIO HOUSE TORONTO. May fcrlef fiare- p between M. McBride, labor member or South Brant, and Andrew Hicks, f South Huron, United [Banners whip, nl'.vencd the sesion of the legislature n committee ot supply on tho Ireas- last night. Tho Incident occutved when Me- Bride protested against Iho vith which items in the estimate: vore being passed by the commllteo le expressed objections to what he cnned "railroading" the itcius through. "Does the member want the .vol.ce ad Item' by Inquired Mr lilcks, who was in the chair. "I Want-to be treated the re spect to whkh my. position ehtlUci shouted Mr. McBrlde. "I ait jolng to give tho house some informa- tion. ,Tlie government whip, (lie mem- ber yrtig is now In the chair, has toW me that if 1 did not desist from -ex- pressing mysoiri the Labor' grour would not get the workmen's compcii sation amendments passed th4s sion. I want to enter an emphatic, pro test against that hind of thing, I been threatened before: now." The incident closed there. Sir George Foster So Announces Premier Is On Way Home. in N York; i m'ent of IriaK Offenders OTTAWA, May 7- reply to Canadian nucstious by Mackenzie King in the-houss this afternoon, Sir (leorgc Foster said newspaper reports that Sir. Robert Borden was on his way back to Otta- va were correcl. Sir Ucorge" doubt- ed, however, It Sir Robert would be u Otlawu on Sunday, as had been re- THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT. Canada mer. Edrhonton Lightless Thro' Stupid Mistake Allies Destroying All Aero- dromes Except Was Marks BERLIN, May mili- tary air service .has been disbanded under tho terms of tho Versailles treaty, according lo n. Ecml-oftlclal announcement made hero today. Tho cntcnlo commission hers In to tho Tngllsche Rundschau, (o destroy nil aerodromes and flying establishments which wero built tit a cost of sixty million marks. Tho newspaper says tbo commission will Icavo standing one hangar and ono aeroplane factory, which will be used for international nir service. EDMONTON, May the removal of a cap on tho Intake pipe at the, waterworks pump- house without first seeing that the Intake valves at the river shut off, the pumphouse pit was flooded this morning to depth of 115 feet, As'a result the eity of Edmonton Is paralyzed. There are no street cars, llghu or water, and, In addition all .utilities are without power and water. The authorities are using the fire At- parfment pump engines to fill the sedimentation this completed water may be supplied the power house to-get tha en- gines there .rtirihlnq. .This may be done by 3 o'flock.lhla afternoon. v-- tf ft ff A ff ff ff ff ff EBERT WILL NOT SEEK' PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION The House: .A biil to provide the standardization of Inter- changtable parts of agricultural machinery introduced. v -Further discussion In commit- tee on the Franchise Act, pro- gress reported. A number of estimates of the marine department were passed. Speaker rules out statement of -Hume Cronyn, chairman of Ihe parliamentary pensions commit- -.Me .on Col, Peck's .resignation from that committee and the clr- ctimstanccs surrounding the Inci- dent. The. Senate: the.' government's agreement for tfie purchase of the Grand Trunk railway reported frofri comltlee. Special reports're- commending the investigation of the whole question of steamship service to the Magdalene Islands. Senator Robertson announces a penfiiona scheme" for" the em- ployes of the new national railway as toon as the various linea are consolidated, The Trust Companies' Act and Civil Service insurancj Act re- third reading. KEEP REBEL LITERATURE OUT OF AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE, 'May into .nstralla of a United States pomph- ol entitled "iiond Cerliflcato (or Iho first Loan of the Hlected Oovern- ment of the Hepublic of has leen prohibited by Iho federal ernmcnt. Allied Plan to Hand Over Thn Country to Greece la Opposed. v XBV LCanadinn -Prtss Leased; Wire) YORK, Hay free ,dom ruusl bo fought for by Protestani and Catholic iicriy, Linsiy Crawford of Torontt sold lust night In concluding an ad dress at a mass" meeting held' U Maenherohor hall to protest agninsl the imprisonment of Irish politica: prisoners in Ireland; without hearint or trial. He was surprised to hear o! the adoption )iy tho Methodist, confer- ence ot the United States ot a resolu lion urging the United States govern wyuld. God willing, he metn to rnfrain Irish political affairs. lorted. The on Wednesday neit. Vets Opposl Indemnity Increase OTTAWA. May have been received by C, Grant Jlac- Neil', Dominion secretary, from near- ly all of the provincial commands re- that tho governmcnl give con- sideration to the .country's.great prob- lem involving expenditure beforo en- tertaining the proposal to increase ses- sional indemnities to members of par- liament, it Is said here. U is likely that the Dominion com- mand will take the necessary action to place the views 'of Ihe veterans be- fore parliament al an c-arly date. Consider Indian Act OTTAWA, May Canadian special committee con- sidering proposed compulsory enfran- chisement of Indians sat again In camera today and adjourned until Tuesday, when it Is creeled con- sideration of tho bill will bo com- pleted. ST. JOHN'S MACHINISTS MAY GO ON STRIKE interfering U The leadinf Metho'disls In Canada were the great eet. profiteers during the war, ho aa scried. C1IP.ISTINIA, Mar tha: Kiev has been lost by tho Ilussiai Bolshevik! are denied In a wiretcs: message rccoivod hero from Moscow "Wireless dispatches from Lyon: say Kiev has been taken by thi the message says. "On boll May 4 and May. 5 the soviet govern, ment authorities were in direct tele graphic communication with Klc< which was thou in tho hands of UH STEEL MERGER LEGISLATION PASSES SECOND READING HALIFAX, N. S May Can- adian adjourned debate on tho hill relating fo the merger of lire Dominion and Scolla Stool com- panies Into Ihe British Empire Steel Corporation, was resunioii at the spec- ial'session ot tho house of nssembly last night nnd passed Its second read Ing unanimously. LONDON, May 7. many's presidential election probably will bo late ,in tAugust, according lo a Berlin dispatch (o Iho Tele- graph company. Tho Dontscho Kcilung Is quoted as saying Presidenl Ebert will nol eeek rc-eleclton. .-f q ff ajjan dollars wero quoted at 90.30. N. Y. FUNDS. NEW YOHK, May ex- change was- firm today at ?3.8GVi for demand, and 13.SC for cables. LONDON, May Is reason to .believe lhat Turkey will make a coi'inlor-propoaal to thf entente when Bho Is officially Informed that Smyrna has been handed over fo tho OrcekB, says a dispatch from Constantinople to tha London Times. She will propose that tha Creek troops be immediately withdrawn from Smyrna province and lhat a plebiscite he-held under Iho auspices of an al lied force. Shai-'d thn majority decide In favor of the Turkish viile, Ihe dispatch ailds, the Porto'wlll guarantee lo make Smyrna a frco port nnrt grant largo political and municipal concessions to tho Greek element. Moreover, II will guarantee 1M abllily lo keep the Na- tionalist forces quiet, during Ihe pleb Iscitc.. LONDON WOOL SAL'ES. T.ONDON, May the wool auc lion sales yesterday bales wer< of fared. Tho selection was n pooi cno nnd prices wero Irregular. Tin sale ends Friday, ST. JOHN. N. H., May John confronted with tho possibility of a iienem! strike of at the Ime lioail oticiaW of the Ford Motor ompany ars due hero to look into tlio natter of establishing a larger as- sembling plant. Tho labor ultntitlon, combined with (ho housing situation, may have Ihe e'fccl of dlrvlng the Moior compansr to Aloncton. EXPECT PREMIER IN OTTAWA NEXT WEEK -1 OTTAWA, May ing to advices here, Sir llohert liorden will be tack In Otlawa next week. It H not expected that he will return by Sunday next as nowspaper dispatches from Ashevllle. N. C., althougli Sir Kohcrt has not intimatcil the cxacl dato of his nrriv.il at Ottawa, Cardston Veterinary Inspector In Trouble; Mange Quarantine CALGARY, May writ has been, entered In the supreme court at Calgary by William C. Fisher, .acting on behalf of Lorenzo Smith, a rancher of Morloy, clalmina jointly aflillnst Dr. N. D. Christie, Dominion government veterinary Inspector for Alberta, for alleged losses incurred over circumstances arising out of the action of the defendants In plac- ing a herd of 770 head of cattle In quarantine for mange, It Is staled that the plaintiff verbally notified .Dr. Christie that in the herd of cattle were a large number of hecf steers almost ready for. market and that a ser- ious loss would be suffered If these animals were placed In for suspected and declar- cd the ranch at Mork-y an Infect.; ed plSct. ;