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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Xffl. 15, '1920 NUMBER 260 BRITISH MINERS DECIDE TO STRIKE; OUT TOMORROW Government Refused To Make Further Erabrago Placed on Industry Be Completely Tied Struggle Rail way men May Join. Sugar Order, Latest Arbitrary 'Act of An Autocratic Ex- ecutire AGAIN DEMANDS EARLY ELECTION VERNON, B. C., Oct. Mac- kenzie King and his party arrived In this city late th'ls'.attcrnoon.' On the train which.drew Mr.: King's car was also.thq car .of the Railway Commis- .sloh bearing the Hon. Frank Carvell and his colleagues, who had a hearing .fixed for this afternoon.: There was ,also the superintendent of tho Doraln- lon. .Express': Company and his: aides 'duo for' a hearing this afternoon. There, group .of railway of- 'flciais' here for a It can be' 'imagined'that-Yernon looked like.-a 'three-ringed circus 'on day :bnt, nevertheless, Sir. King in making hfs lii-the riding of Talc 'where a is now proceeding majority of the-eyes turned iu bis In Yernon an enter- prising and up-to-date' community, they do not let their business interfere with-.their politics. -The loader of'the Liberal party had little ns a. direct contribution 'td the local fight, beyond his elrajght- forwajd declaration of fhe' principles for.'whtoli-the. Liberal party'Stands.'IIo 'made a sensation- however, with his Jalii-pu itie-sugar question'with spec-1 tame wholly unforeseen Intervention deveTo'pVmore' thin, one million coal will begin a strike on and the' country's Important coal industry will be paralyzed.. This decision was reached this morning at-a conference of the min- ers' delegates who that In view of the gorernmenrs unsatisfac- tory reply to the minors' claims for an Increase in 'wages, there was nothing left to -etrke. It was announced that some ot the men in .the engineering departments would'remain at work to keep the mines in order. .'.'_ V Coincident with the strike decision carao the atmduncemeht that the gov- ernment had placeil upon tho' coal ..which move will have far-reaching; effects upon- neigh- more or-less depend- ent upon Great. Britain for'their sup- plies? Maliy. of .'.the. British .Industries, iiot- -yernb'n as a fruit growing centre is .' the price of .''sugar.which can make or'destroy ihcfr KL 'real political parties: dnfHhe ope: Blind fqrShippihe U. S. special to ably in the Iron and steel branches, and some of the shipbuilding.and en- smeehng works alreddy are 'arrang- ing to close down. The question whether tie railway- men would unite with tile mluergVas .he subject of deep concern today, but 10 Indication as to its course was forthcdmIng from the The, government has every preparation' to: cope with tho situa- tion, maintain food supplies and tho provision ot otber necessarles.-and no [ear is expressed of a food shortage in tab immediate future. The Ministry of Transport Issued a statement regarding the ser- vice In the eyent'ot a coal strike. The siatement says the passenger services will not be curtailed the first two or three "days of a'strike, full, service being kept to allow the people' to travel borne. Altej that pressure has there will be reduction iu passenger service of any- where from 10 to'20 per cent: In-connection witb the embargo-on the export of coal, the _gpycnimen this afternoon prohibited foreign ships from taking bunker'coal. Embargo on Cosl Oct. British gpv eminent this morning put an'cmbirgi on Ihe export of coal .from'the.Unit ed Klng'dom, effective Tho embargo is designed to conserv supplies for home use, tho.riiovo-be- ing the. result of itho threat-of :a coa miners' strike, beginning next dayl. miners' confereuce-today decic ed, in view of the un satis factory'rep.1 the government to latest- coinniunicatibii that lix milling districts ho informed-by tele that tlie only '.-course .was fo work In the mines to cease, toniorrow .-GovernmentTo Go No .Furiher LQNDON; Oct. cbiisuit with: Sir Robert Ilornc, president'p the Board of Trade today, Lloy George re'plied to the nilners1 execu '_; ;fcf-5'nnd, .sivol'4o'rccsr: grayed- against them.] is dc-1 We :wh6 .cause'of iLIberalisni h'ave: be en. saying. beiweori'iu'' visible- govoriHnen.t liy, the ests_oii the one hand and government Xv a .narllanicnt representative of tk9 'people -irrespective of .racd, or creed or .Thus'far the bis Interests sought, to..conceal tho Identity and to, have Sir.- MeigKpn and bis 'col- leagues who: have usurped'the right of government in this .country serve under the guise of a political party .calling: itsolf the nat- ional. Liberal and Conservative party.1' Big! Interests Control It is inevitable howe'ver'tnat sooner or later of the-big Inter- ests who are controlling the .destinies of the country through the government thoy have crcaled-shnH become nppar- The Identity pt chp nl.'least of these all powerful interests.has been disclosed in the order'which'tho gov- ernment has lust sent jorth through Its appointees on the board of com- merce directing that transactions are to the-buying and selling of reGnert sugar shall-be ito channels'which find their fountain head In tho half dozen refineries which constitute in this ''According to. the dispatches wo read in the press this morning whole- salor manufacturers and retailers are restricted, from "buying sugar except, from the refiners included in this priv-j ileg'ed 'monopoly. Wholesalers are restrained from selling: sugar to other than .manufacturers and retailers anil manufacturers and retailors arc denied j tho.-. right of 'buying otheriylso from .thesfc wholesalers. "In other' words, tho' sugar-combine in Canada having through government agency JUlu ni .u.'o j y steed in tho) This'is taken to mean, al-tli Hill _____ _ every 'precaution j th'at being employed in m coiicessions'Io In to protect and Man O' War dn-their travels." padded- with blankets "trainer" placed with the animal-und provlaiuuj jjjgTjut; gravity" of? the mado that tamper withj greater portion of public a Some Still Hopeful LONUOX. Oct. While Tecogni the horse; .-.The 'irisntt- was that the consignment, immolest- pd: Tho deal involved' moro than f The.'. bora o Is; wander- Ing around with no one id "claim it. TO TAK'E OVERifHE W.INNIPEG TELEGRAM WINNIPEG, are in circulation thafthe Tele- Kram is to bo t'uktn ovef.iD a fpw days by thn Winnipeg Tribune, but no of- ficial siatemenl from the publishers concerned Is obtainable -hero as yet, rellecled by. the liolils, perhaps ''obstinately, that coal strike -will 'even- yet bo averte This, at the tliiio of 'cablingj" Frlda mid-day, is absolutely all that can b said 'with certainty.. b vioiisly inspired, appear today th the goTcrniiieTit- has .made comple for distrihuling food an necessities. Opinion 'is. also gener that if tlio strike does taka'plat the luinors will be badly Beaten an their fedfiratlon hopelessly split. (Contmnea on Pago 41. GRAPE FRUIT OR ORANGES DEMAND FROM'THRESHERS (By P. C. Steele.) fruit or binges for breakfast or wo No, this ultima- tum was not mado-in.a metro- politan rc'alaurant, hut [to the operalor of a IhresliinB outfit ect'al of here. Juicy Alberta- grown beefslako and porridge was not enough for .the -cplcu; can appetites .'.ot theso men. _ They demanded n balanced rtlet they could not convince -this particular (hresherman.of the justice ot their claim and they "hit tho road.1' 'renui Meigiwn Compelled to Poslpone Trip to the West n l_ Fora Week CABINET TO HEAR OCT. 20 OTTAWA, Oct federal soverrhient.: .has suspended the Cothmerce reEpect- 'In'g sjjar until a hearing can take place Jief ith'e1 go'v era or-l n-ccu n- The prime mln- pf hearlnfl has pditDbnedJhls.Wsetern trip for one i 'v 'Acted In a Hurry by the to tbo order of as .Board of .Commerce, fislng tho rice; of-sJrOTuUifea. sugar at 21 cents sales to Can- da, swIftzesB Torn Bassof f Condemned Bandit In Statement to Police Declares! He Never Fired In Bellevue Fight liefpre on W .Unlees be shown for cou- tho order the. government, was arrived aj, tcHayV.after a full consider- tion -of theTeffpct' of -tho regulations ar5'ed: Tbo in an order- iu-couiicil report made by Minister of Jus- tice, seta out thiT'.vievr thnt the r of. Conl- nierce-are.pypbably illegal, and that whether or not, ilber intended tlis Icsislitloh UBtflbllBliiDt' the board. ,f, Now of Prerft- ter 'Tfs Igbtg hfivinlr -tUBpended the Commerce for lii'vesO- gaiionsiot-'tbB by the me.wiil aibiyed the ris- ing'' Ude''6rrtfpVo3tion -tq_tho. bbard'H or'derj meetings ;wliich ifid Veen 'p'rpp.pfeaAwere .called Off: the 'cbnsumefs 'angrily'" ex- .pressed but one opinion'in varying de- grecs'Of vehemence of lan- guage, the inanufacturers'and dealers showed an inclination; to regard the boa'rii's 'order as likely to stablllzo the raugaf trade and prevent' undcsir- tiblu- deinDralization of.- the Canadian sugfir inuustry; HAD ENOUGH GLYCfflfNE r TO BLOW PEN. TO PIECES KINGSTON, Out, Oct. One of llio most daring altemple at Jail de- livery "ever known In Canada has been discovered at Portsmouth ptm- here, according to a sensa- f: published Iu tho Kingston Standard this evening. Evidence is" said' to have been uncovered showing that part of the plot was lo blow the penitentiary off the face of tho earth. !s stated that enough iillro-glyce.rlne destroy the big prison has been _ with Boraii fuses anil of deadly weapons. Tbe ''quest for evidence against tho sup. posed plotters Involved tho tearing of in the prison -and tills revealed several cans of nitro- glycerine and some fuses. Tho wea- pons, which included rifles and shot- guns, wcro unearthed in another part of tho penitentiary.. The authorities believe that the plot was engineered oulclile bf the prlc.ou as it have been Impossible for the prisoners themselves to smuggle la tlio explosives und When tho'prison authorities became suspicious of the plot they put under close confinement .four convicts, it Is staled, 'kept them segregated. The four Slmond- who In'August, 1911, escaped from the Portsmouth prison and almost kill- eii two guards n6d was re-captured at North Day; Brown .add Kallls, who were sent from the prison at'Kdmon- ton, and a 'prlsoiifir. nanied .Johnston. OF "COLD Populace Remained Trembling Bed While Bank Robbery Goes On WINNIPEG, Oct. feet" .on the part of Wlnklcr' residents nloue -.a reipons-1 -ible for the escape of the bandits who, early Wednesday morning robbed tbo Union Brink of lhat place of Col. J. U. Rattray, provincial police aonimlssloner, said today. tbo whole town knew about the 'rob- bery long before the bandits got away. Some them were bold enough to come to windows, but moat 'rerimlned trembling in he declared. The Attorney-general, Hon. Thomag Johnson and John Allen, K. C.. deputy attorney-general, today considered1 of- fering a reward for the capture of the bandits. The question will bo-placed before the next meeting ot tlio cab- inet council. City, suburban nnd provincial police today worked on the assumption that tbo bandits mlghljiave doubled.hack- after making for the border, caiuo to Winnipeg or its vicinity. 6 4- EVERY-MERCHANT MUST HAVE LICENSE OTTAWA, 'Oct..' tlio reviseil system of collect- 'V ing tbo luxury tates In Canada, which comes Into effect on November'1, every merchant 4 wljl be under license. The spo- clal atarapa for all merchants by last day of this month. NOBLEFOKD AVII.L BtJSHELS (liy F. 0. Steele.) Oct. N'oblPford district has another week. of threshing 10 wind up the 1920 crop. The amount of wheat which will be handled at tli'ls point Is placed by C. MorKcnseii. uf the Independent clnvafor, at bushels. Mr. Morgensen has received 05.000 bushels, and tha Noble Fouiida- lion elevator lias handled something over bushels. The other threo elevators aro bundling smaller _work and sometimes not. That Oed.-AkqnT-'wSa in-Great Falls and Ausbey Auloff also, and'they'wanted lo go and hold up train bat I nr want to ilo it, somebody make m( crazy, He speak to me five uavr abour it; and they buy me ticket tc Jjcat, iiur man The Holdup brak6 man first catch conductor, I was Sit, ting m my chair, and conductor' gfw one ring, pull the cord Arkoff flhoot through the roof I weni out nnd got on top of car and stand on platform between .baggage, car; ape! smoking car Ave or Klx minutes, not go into i.-ar iheii saLdown gruuuy George Epeak to me come out and 1 come: dowu.-. .ajid; just slay; ohf the ground-on sido of road-before train go. I go on other-side, and river and then I go next day to iNest and. get grab from Chink on Fri 'dajp night I came down to Coleman. I was all afternoon iu Coleman and come down to Blalrmoro night and had supper there. _ Takes Usher's Gun "I slay ail night there and on Satur- day. George and myeelf. came to.'Belle- vito about half past one, and to eat, we finish cat, and I had cup ciffee in my hand'thres come in and he say 'hand's up' I asfe him what'3 the matter and come a little close and I put my cap ot coftee on table jind he shoot me right away in'lhe leg, arid then in my two hands right' In floor. 1 got a for his at North n audross gave tbe provincial police tho clue which they were not slow in tracing to Us source. Con- stable C'ollfns, In company with a 3po- Chuoinanl landed in.the hands of tbelkane visited the place Ind I- authorlttefi and was turned over to tho i cated In the love letter as. the place 'provincial police anil brought here. The boy "with' tho inuKllndiuousj names is but nlneteou years of age and was in the United Slates nruiy when arrested at I'ort Wright under the name of Andy Garcia. He was on iluty when arrested, and had bee'n In the service hut nhoul a month. As constub'c Collins know the boy was .110 troublo about iclontlflcn- whore their nuarry might bo, found or at least trace of him obtained, vlsltral llio place and by "tricks' that are dark" and ways thnt proved not to be "vain" they learned that Chuolnard was at Fort Wright, as a soldier and enrolled us Anily Oorda. Tho rest of (he story was soon en- actcrt'and the ooy'iyllh ntor? names than liave prove.4 useful Is now In Jail lauded Its victim the lock-, .T. doors'of tlin Kcrnls? jail, there K await the processes Of law.'which pro-1 wb'ch W1" bc -a fo'v cess In this caso promised to not be troubled, much with "the .law's delay." It appear? frofn Information gleaned from those the clrcumalan- ces, that, young Choulniird has been afflicted with a flaming passion for ix young-lady named Lena Copcland and the love spark, was his undoing. Ills story the police when arrested, was tha< when his brother was having tbo duel with the officers near. ?Jureka, lio lay, concealed In the lay (or- bushes not ffry for.away with a rifle In tils'hani to shoot the' sheriff-It opferlunlty presorted Itself. Kalling In this he made and slncb'Jofni'id" Uncle Sam's army In order to obliterate Churley Chuoln- anl behind the army imifonn and by this (Imo o 't B.C. ELECTIONS PREDICTED 't __________ Oct. Is no secret that It not be -V long In British Columbia before all Liberals are 'called to' lake the field and make a fight for tlio 'of. n Liberal General J..W. (IcVarris ill an address to the Inelhbers o( the Vancouver i-.nd District Uh- fr oral nt' the annual nicctlns bore; f-t ff 3e ff pocket-1 got no time to take it .out and then police'shoot all his Shells ono in me aad five ID the floor and gun left in my handstand he go out and I come out and I see one side of door and another police right at door and 1 Geo. and him and I sptfaV him better beat Hand lie speak to mn I can go no moro and I come a. little close oh Qeorge and'he walk Into, me, na'd somebody thool'B.' behind aiiil h'o fall" down lie fall down and I know no more. Bassoff Eludet Police "I go on across slide and I stay In. dark other side bf the slide. On.Sun- Jay 11 o'clock, 1 1 come on farm'-' er find one lady give me piece of nnd cheese and I go back in bosh} After ten minutes I heard people look- ing me in -bush I juat lay ilown on ploco nnd no see body. -I stay In dRrk: and start going back up tho slide this way. go back on mountain by mint at Bellevuti down big coulee. Ih the morning about jl o'clock and I come' on rancher and about 40 head cattle and lie show me that hat aiid mackl- naw coat five dollar. I don't ask him for eat lo just buy.coat and bat cause I afraid. I come down big coulco don't, know namo of-coulee und across big, bridge And I see two guy on horseback right on ildA bridge. Drives Him Out I stay one night in Lundbreck and: camo laat night to Plncher Creek about 11 o'clock, and I was iougry and go In store, hotel I think. Me sold me cako and pnk can beef and f started lo go right In station nnd just cut my-can in half and some kind of shack aside the station I come beside: that and. police come and catch tuo right therev two fellow and take depot.. 'That Is oil. the trouble." "iCon'inwci) on ;