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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xm. LETHBRIIXJE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920 NUMBER W. Fails to Get Majority of Men OutatDrumheller tJ.-M. W. of A. Officials Claim Sixty 6f Miners V-Are FLAG WAVED BY FOREIGNERS CALGARY; tpeclal to the Calgary He raid'from Drum- heller, this morning says: O. B. U. strike called for today In nearly every mine some of the 6, BVU; were absent from their places" but all loyal members W. of A. yvent to work. mines are closed at Wayne. Senator ister of labor, Is here looking Into I the j I Claim strike a Fiasco CALGARY, local om- clals o'f the of America jjlaim that there are moroj than 70 per cent, of thc'mliiers work- ,'jng at Drnmh slier. F. E. Harrison, assistant to W. H. j Armstrong, ilirecloi OCcoal who'is on the spot with Senator Gid-j minister of nakes Iho statement (hat quite GO cent, of the miners are still at orkt and that :only three or four of ic mines more C less'corro'iiorates'iho statement of :'Officials'o[ the 'ho position as given out by Ilio lat- IB-as follows JAt the 'Western Commercial, one- ilrd .of tlie men are working; the jvcl' mine 1011 per cent, .working; [osedefir, 50 per cent.; Hamilton 50 recent.; A..11. C. 100 percent.; West- VGen, one-third: Atlas, 75 per cent.- Smler, bite-third; Manitoba, 50 PCI cent.; Rusc'dale, 100 per'cent.: Star, 100 per Midland, 75 percent.; none Excelsior, iiune none ;Work- i.iig; 'working, :butrin the, case'of (heiiatter is strongly men at a meDt- ig Friday'niorning y'uled to return to drlc 'Liveil; of. the commission in stride on the; strength of Vh'ese figures is proving nothing hut and ho is confident that the that have come put will follow tthe lead of Wose at the Monarch coi-] Aeries. j '.According to a report from Drum-] !lieller. some of'Iho workers in Iho 'Monarch mine, who were foreigners, j Friday 'morning wavihg Ihe redj ilag: This created! some disturbance; and a number of vreturncd soIdierS] promptly Induced them that there.was! to be no such demonstration.- tLAlMS COMMERCE SHOULD NOT CAUSE NATIONS TO WAR SMA14- NOT INI CHICAGO t ;CHICAGO; Oct. of- ficials, Here now admit that they have no prospect ot locat- ing Ambrose J. Small, the miss- !dg Toronto theatrical mag- nate, and his private secretary, John Doughty. INDEPENDENCE, NOtiilNG mi SMDEVAIMA 'Irish TtepubUc President" Pay No Suggestion of Grey of-Failoden Newspapers Interpret Interview As Friendly to "Black Tan" Police C0AL STRIKE NOTICES HELD i OFF 2 WEEKS LONDON, 'Ott coal which were efftc- have post- poned for njwther fortnight, It wa> this afternoon. Thls-action. resuiUd from a con- ference between Premier Lloyd nd representatives of.the Vnd DEMAND GOVERNMENT- MAKE CLEAR STATEMENT NEW Oct, York Times this morning puttlishes the text of an'-'in- t.erview granted its correspondent'in Washington by- Eamonn. do Valera; LONDON. Sept. tho British cabinet metj today to' dlsr cuss th.6 situation in Ireland and to leam' froci; -General'" Sir Frederick Neville atcCready, commander of mil- itary re details "of -conditj Ions In'thaiisland. It W considered likely the. request ;an eiplanatloh 'from the' commander n recent been in- terpreted by. the newspapers hero as condoning reprisals by Black and Tan police. i British newspapers; are, clamoring for an authoritative- government state- ment as to its policy regarding re- prisals In Ireland and consider the Me- Cready and. a later, state- ment by Sir Hamar Sreenwood, chief Secretary for Ireland, as being absol- utely irreconcilable. news- papers maintain that'll the govern; policy does -not- coincide with Sir Frederick he should. De FPOIICE "president' of'.the Irish ,re-1 ment jn garding Viscount Grey'n proposals' that'i that' of Ireland-be allowed tu-draw up her j recalled, own sehcmo pt soTerninent.on a Dp- Greenwood Gives minion De Valera said that DUBLIN, Oct. 'against Ireland had already drawn up her own reprisals no matter what.the proyoca- rorm of government, "with a regard Cor correct procedure and a unanim- ity -which is 'without parallel." lib takes the position that has the right'to control her own des- the real prob- lem to be solved Is the Irish-British problem 'and' that can be solved -only by a trcafjr of-peace's'ieneU'by.accred- ited representatives' of the-two pies on a. basis of a guarantee of Ire- on: tha one. hand, and' It the guarantee, of on the. other by some UUUSSELS, Sept: p.nd itiultlplying signs of eccnprnfc 1m- jirovenient are seun in countries moat thaken by the great ivar'and optimism over their future is felt, according to kpeakera at the international financial Conference, in session here. "Let us only dwell together in peace nnd said Henry.Bell, manager of Lloyd's 'Bank, London, "but let.us alsu deal (ogether freely and In har- "It Is he declared. 'to consider thi) success of one nation lit trade a detriment td others. Com'- merce Is riot a form of conflict, bul on the contrary, It Is that.which should bind nations together." Brandies Of Trees' Scratched Steamer PRINCE RUPERT, Oct. hundred'-passengers from, the Grand Trunk Pacific steamer Princo Rupert, aalioYe in Swanson liay, arrived here last evening -on steamer Princo .lobn. Tho Prince 'Rupert grounded during a dense tot'' on Wednesday morning while on her way north from Vancouver. The stranded craft 13 al- most submerged at high tide and tha lion, was given, the Royal Irish con- stabulary-today by Sir Hamar Green- wood, the chief secretary for Ireland, n a speech on the'occasion of a dls; .ribulion of medals. The.'chief secre- tary dwejti upon the provocation, which had'been given the police .when one hundred'and three of :iheiir num- ber were :muvdered aiid 170 wounded, hut 'declared no- reprisals could- :he cbuntenanced by. the authoritiea. nHe cpngratulated the their general "maintenance'of' "Vour. duty 'and he'eaid, "is to arrest criminals and endeavor, to prevent further crimed .1 appeal to all Irish people, men and women, what- ever thpir creeds and politics, to unite in this .effort. a disciplined force.and 1 confidently connt on you to maintain the discipline, no matter what the pro- vocation. The account certain'newsnanera aro often ing' and frequently nisrepresents cases of justinabie self-defence as re-. prlsxls, I'lint there are cases in which nnJnstluablB action has undoubtedly been taken. These cases are being iuvestigated. "I assure you that you have behind you'in your great, difficult and dnnger- ous dnly the support of Iho govern- ment. We'believe that right will, win In the-end and that wo are on" tho right side.' .Lord Robert Cecil Condemns LONDON, Oct.' .Robert a letter to the Times today, condemns the reprisals In Ireland and P'atrbl Ambushed in three Constables Killed in Attacks Treland, Sept. Two conitablei were ihot and 'kl'lied near O'Brlen'i bridge lart night' a- police patrol fired upon. Calls it Plot DUBLIN, Oct.. LVCharges that th reprhVale in Ireland were a calculate policy'Ot the government, that the o casloh for them was often afforded b provocation ot agents and that plea exists for the assassination ot th Irish Republican leaders were -mad ,today by Arthur' Griffith, Sounder c Ite'Sinn Fein organization. Onae charge in it long statement to British, TJn ed States and European newspape men.-. Killed Civilian, BELFAST, .Oct. ing rearc i Refusal to Accept UMWA. Demand IsanAidtoO.B.U. That It the Situation Facing Operators in Connection With' Request for Further Increase in Ex- tremely Critical Situation Exists at Present Moment Tuesday, a the military wast fired on by civilians. The soldiers returned lla fire, killing one ol their assailants; Ambush Police Patrol BBlfFAST, Oct. police patrol :was ambushed yesterday near Tab- bercurry, county SSigp, by a large party of armed civilians.; District Inspector, Brady was shot dead, the :heao> constable gravely- and remler Meighen HInis at Tha Possibility When Appeal Hearing Closed 1ABINET MINISTERS KEENLY INTERfBTED OTTAWA, Sept. by th overnment of the appeal, from th ectoion of tie Railway board grant- ng Increased railway rates was closed o night after two days of argument Premier Melghen and several f nlB colleagues. The premier stated jthut due consid- eration would .be given lons ma4e both the ap- peal In defense of tha rates "Judg- He remarked that many of the matters discussed before ths ministers such as could only be determin- ed by a properly cbnstltntaS tribonal such is the railway eomialsslon. Un- the goverriment jroposed to re- serve the decision of Ine board, It would b'e neceasary for It to confine .tself to the question pt whether or not-a poHcy has been adopted which 8 repugnant to ptfhllc Should it appear that an error had been made by the board, a reference back to that body wonld be appropriate. However much matter had been brought for ward; which wonld receive tho con- sideration of -the government and a decision'would" be given'as soon as possible. It is recbgnized by everybody in at- tendance at the five sittings.ot the prime-minister and his colleagues at which bofi Bides ot the case were heard.that the hearing was no mere formality. The: ministers present, without; an exception, evidenced the closest possible.interest In the proceed- ings, and., W led L; coun tel; with .many questions to hiring further'eif- to the cabinet as to the varied-and .complicated aspects nf the matter .under 'review. May Refer Back In view of tho fact that new mator ial was submitted it is thought to be --In. some circles thai the- governntent's action may bo to refer ttia matter back to the commis sion. It is within tho power of the CALGARY, Oct. Morning Albcrtan says today: Tho mine labor situation at the pre- sent moment is very critical and thoijgh little Is made public of the negotiations or ot tha conditions, tho prospects ot a serious strike are very grave. The situation seemi to be thct it the coal do not agree to open negotiations for an advanced scale with, the the only miners' union officially recognized, hey will be playing into the 'hands ot tie O.B.U., which Is organlilng a strike, which planned for tomor- row arid next'week.' 'A refusal to re- open negotiations with the U.M.W.A. it is argued, vrlll have the result oi driving a number ot members of thai organization back 'into the.O.U.U Many of these'men signed up with the U.M.WJL to get the folrmor in creases and are-vrayerlng now on the border line. If this'should happen a rery strike cannot be prevented'. That Is said to conclnsioi reached by Hon. Gideon Robertaoi the minister of labor; but he has mad no anch open declaration, though he has, it is emphasized tnls phase ot 'the situation in'his cnco with tho operators. Mr. Rpbert- son Is to defeat effective- ly tlie O.B.U. With the operators hesitating over he demands of the U.M.W..A. and the O.B.U. agitators ordering a strike for tills morning in the Drumheller; fields and Iii tho entire province for r.lphday morning, Alberta faces-'.a..situation with regard to the operation lot HB mines more critical than at any previ- ous :tlme in-lie history.'." The' operatbrs'do' not believe that the O.IS.U. can much headway with Its strike and'it they to an'agreement with leu they'ara certain thei ion will fail and that U meu n end of the activities of cation in the mine' ftel'dL meeting the O.B.U. agitation among he men concerning the check-off irtth he i argument that the miners have now got what they want and tiat the O.B.'O. wouli demind sane thing, naniBly.Hhe" dosed shop, ones tt gain- ed coDtroI ot-the men. Thla .argu- ment, state tie operatpre. appears.to >e bringing many of tha miners arottnd o a more reasonable attitude, Nevertheless, tha' are not ;iven to any concern- ng the present situation and all pre- parations lor eventaalities have been The U.M.WJL fa Its demand for an additional ?LOO a day for the day wage lam', fioeris to fix the minimum of the day f6.50 or.J7.00 wh'ile the O.B.U. is over-bidding that slight- ly by asking1 for a minimum of J7.50. The U-M.WiA. officials state that the O.B.U. is grestly exaggerating its Influence among the miners, and they believe that the majority will remain faithful to the International. "1 do not anticipate a sufiii, and if strike did occur it crold hot bp vessel lies on her beam on the I cnargej the government with fnilura shelving shore. _ to sifpprefs crime or punish criminals. Passengers declare that tho vessel got so close to "shore in tho fog that they could hear" the trco branches ccraplng along the steamer's just before she struck. little excite- ment prevailed when' tho isbip .ground- ed. A was sent from Swfinsoti Bay and many. of the -passengers transferred to land. The steamer which was in command of Ciipt. McKenzle, Is thought be salvaged. SfflQOE EXHIBITS AT BARONS BETWEEN Kl .Competition Between Consolidated and Rural Wonderful Display Exhibits Cause Som Prizes. (By a Staff Kcporler.) BARONS, Sept. the kuspfcos of the Barons' consolI'Jalerl Nohleford school and the Claresholm .school of ogrlculture, a school fair wad held here today that lisa not been eclipsed by niiy In south. Vrn Alberta thls'year. This wns the flrat annual .fair under tho above, Bodies nnd the oxhlblta nnd prizes speak woll for tin outstanding fair In "The Republican crime outrages are bad" enough, but they are not improv.- cd by the sporadic acts of murder and arson committed by mauradcrs of the law." another constables less 'seriously wounded; Unconfirmed reports say several houses have been burned in reprisal for the, attack. Not Huge Murder Society DUBLIN, Oct. Sinn Fein to- night published a detailed list ot 209 armed soldiers and police who to the hands of the "Repnbllcan army" ranee Way. It sayj; the men were treat- ed with courtesy ag prisoners of war and were released uninjured after they, had' been disanried. The Sinn Fein, document claimed Ibis proved the.organization "is not a huge murder society." serious, as a" large proportion of the miners do not want declared Sena- tor Robertson, federal minister of labor, last njghL "The been so large iljis ytar anu'the stocRs are so goad thai-.while there might be decreased production, there can be no emergency. As far as the Applica- tion ot the United Mine "Workers is as tar as I can BOB neither the UjM.W.A. nor the operators have anj: Intention of breaking their agree- ment." -Senator Holjerlsop ...leaves for Drumheller today to make a-un at the provincial exhibition at New Westminster. ,NEW YORK, Oct. ian Wall Stfeet Jour-' nal this morning publishes a dis- patch from Chicago statins that Minneapolis millers have recent- ly bought one million bushels of Canadian wheat and Chicago mill- ers bushels, Buffalo, .New York, Sandusky. Toledo and St. Louis millers als.o have.tsken a considerable ajriourti, .the news- paper Milwaukee nlillert the took bushels during last two TWfe been lajge purchases of Canadian t this side at a dollar or nicrre a b'ar'ret. below the ing prlce't th'-the United States: -f standard grjio'es allsvlng Canadian eVchange, the dispatch1 Canadian wheat sale? at i. t eastefri' lake ports yesvrday at cents 1 December fJj ;