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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta Xetbbcibge Deralfc Do You Know? alberta DA.il. Y AND WEEKLY Praprlftors and THE LETHBR1DGB HERALD PfilMTSNS C5MPANV UMITEB Sth Street Sovth, LeUlbrldCO W. A. BUCHA-VAtt Msnagftg ---John Basinets Manager t If amber Aadit Bureau of Subscription Kates r Daily, delivered, per .25 Daily, By mall, per yeir........ 8.M Dally, by mall, for 6 month; 42} mail. 3 mentis.....'.: J.BO by mail, per year.....1.50 Wwkly, by icall, per year u e.g. S.siO PRICE OF SUGAR for whatever purpose in the Inter- ests of the people -of Canada the Board .of Commerce has been created, !t has fltulUficd that purpose In its de- cision in filing the price 'of sugar for the benefit of a, few refiners, iyho may- be counted on the fingers of one's hand, at the expcnfi'e of the consuming .public. of, the Dominion. in-, filpiatlon Uas been aroused It .has been propsrly aroused by action, which nowever explained, cannot be justified.' At a 'time when the belief Is enter-1 talned.th.t the Government of Can- ada li for the' jiajtlcuiar- benefit ol the big Interests, that Government has gone out of IU wey to lend 'ground for that heliel in the action of a hody whlch It has created. It tho Boird ot Conirae'rce was intended fof: the bene- fit of the consuming Can- ada, and created in that spirit which the people were led'to believe it'was, then the Board has perjured' itself in the action it has committed Itself to tn tho ruling it has just" made. TTTe ruling of the Board of Com jnerce has bsen made in the spirit and .Iq the semblance that it were better for the njnety anVnine to perish so, that one sugar refiner be saved. The (JeciBJon has not even' the merit that It was'madeLfor the benefit of a native industry, in that sugar canrinol by' any stretch of imagination Be said to be sanative product of the country or (n'gaTfeflniSg a national Indnsrry: No _. ScgoBut taken of jlhe profits that tie .sugar barons haye. ma ln: fat Ant. that the allowing thTe rImnoAatlbn of Vcheap 'States, the'.Bo'ard of itf aid Jwlth 604 a cBhc'ern for-'lhe longsuffering in lie case of an ariicle means every man, -woman, and ch'ild, on whom the turden of 'prlces-haB.hee'n.'ove'r-pressing. 1. _____ the' Premier 'of Canada' desired cf, esspn protective applies and how it tends lo tte hon'eflt pf the few al tie eipense of Ihe many, :that Jes- li supplied In full measure and tiverllowlns by the Boird pi. .Commerce, -The cannot ge.t.ouj of -the respon- of absolutely denying tie people of Canada 'cheap sugar b'y'say- the BpariJ of the. many coiaTniKlor.s it created, is Vi; independent body. .That 'is a of responsibility' which the peppiefqf Canada cannot accept. .In tha decision of the Board of Com- inefc'e] whale ver crumb of kffpriled poor man's by the jrpspsct ot hein't able ,to purchase, sugar, Is robbed to replenish the lable of the sugar baront. It Is a decision which Is as Inexcusable as It ii on j ui Unable, PUBLIC 7 INTEREST If ever "there wafe an expression whici has been made an elastic one looked on as a citadel to fortify action however reprehensible, It Is that that action is made In tho public public interest, In the way It Is Interpreted lo be, Is made the (ooKblj every artifice for hood- winking the public-Into believing that It and it alone Is the primary concern taken into consideration. H Is the Uodera'camouflaga. Happily1 the pnbllc of today. Is able do Its :thinkfng and has that intel- ligence by which it Is able to see things fof i Hself without yielding to 1 the siren tWgue of the political charm- er, chaml; hs'never BO, wisely. The' public Is Bought lo be appeased by an endeavor Jo make It think that what-; evV it holds to be unrighteous is for; ita own particular benefit and Interest and. thai jll dees not ipbw what Is really it It is to be expected to believe ;what It ia told In the wis- dom of thoai.who believe they know what the public cannot fee expected to know. U has to bo satls'fled that whatever Is done, lha in- equity of it, should accept, as whole- Borne for Itself and receive 'in th'd of for this the Lord be Thanklt. The latest attempt to drag In tho "in-j I: TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What was the first newspaper published ID Canada? 2. What Is the oldest eilstlng newsnsper iu England! 3. What was the first accredited dally published In 4. was the first dally publish- ed tn ,lhe States! 6. TVhat famous expedition was equipped by newspapers! What !s "Napier's THURSDAY'S -QUESTIONS 1. What la the bacarole? 2. TVhat tre-Valkyriest 3: Who was named "Corporal 4. Who were the Janissaries! o. What Is tie origin of 6. What is "Fiddler's ANSWERS (Continued Jrom Front Page.) 1. A song sung by Venetian hacar- oli, as they row their gondolas. 2. The. twelve nymphs of Valhalla. They were mounted ou swift horses, and held drawn swords. In (he meleo of batlle tney ..selected those destined to die and conducted them to Val-' halta. 3. Napolepn Bonaparte. When Bonaparte was banished to Elba ho told his friends he would return with the violets, and "Corporal Violet" was tto favorite toast of his partisans. i.. A celebrated militia of the Ot- toman Empire. Formed in 1326 and disbanded 1S26, when they were found to have become too formidable to the State. i 6, The word arosa from caul- kers of Boston, who had a dispute with the British soldiers a llttla be- fore the Revolution. Several citizens were killed and meetings held at the caulkers' house or calk-house (cor- rupted to measures for redress of grievances. 6. The 'land of the teal" or "Dixie land" of sailors; where there Is per- petual mirth, a fiddler that never ceases to untiring dancers, plenty of unlimited tobacco. terest of tie public" is in regard lo the filing of the price of sugar. In this and in many other things .the prta; ciple ol the" argument adopted is that it will he'conducive lo the Inlerest lif.lhe public. When, the argument be- comes stale those of the public who have accepted the dictum will find that it is.made to appear, has a limited that it has'to be'BatlBfied with what is-left over, it any, after other Interests have been-setved, and'that It has to pay a.hlgh ;priee for" having ".this, interest served. So.far aa the public ia con- wjth iu mind; 4t .are If the. gain o iBl-wo'r'th the '.vlV.'- THE REFERENDUM IN'BRITISH COLUMBIA The electorate In British Columbia will, on earlier than' the date sat in Alberta, on lo decide on the matter ol This referendum will not be held on tho snma lines as the Bassoff Answerj Quotlons Questioned by. Set. Nicholson: "1 am going to ask yon some ques- tloas, Tom, you tan answer them II want to." Q. dtd you talk about hold- ing up the A. 'Them two fellows here la Leth bridge." Q. "What place in Lelhbrldtet" A. "1 flay down In American Room' ing Hmss." Q. "Was that where you did the talking vith the other tv-o fellowst' A. "Yes, them two fellows talk with me. I no want that." Q. "When you'were talking here in, Lethbriilge about holding up the train did they talk about how much each man was to .A. 'No, him talk-five days and make mo ready." Q. 'Did you have the gun at-that A. "I have that-'gun two or three year." Q. "You went, down oa tha train with the other two A. "Yes, he buy me tickets." Q. "Who buy' thV A. "George Akroff." Q. "Wliy did you not.-ruu away or tell a policeman what they were going to A. "Don't know." 1 cahVtell-'ybti.1 Q. "Were all' arrangsmc-nts 'Bade before you 'A. "Yes. George Akron" fbli me what to do. Ha' say just stay 16 door.' Q. "Did he tell you what, lo in the door A. "George-tell me stay Ln door stop baggage man." Q. "Did Ceo. tell-you .what to do IU. with the baggage Le came A. "Ho told watch baggige man, apd the taggage man cime out and 1 no speak nothing Jettem go." Q. "What did the bagga'ge'man A. "George took the bagjagfi man down with the people." Q.' "Did.the baggage nilin make a Junip for A. "No, just.conductor mike-jump for cord." Q. ''Where did you.have .the gim at the A. "In my Inside 'coat pocket." Q. "Did you take gni out of your pocket while watching baggage, A. "No, 1 'jump down when train going and take gun-out." Q. "Why did you take-the gun out r- A. afraid shoof me.' Q. "Was the gun A, "Yes, shells in Q. "Baggage man say he, see your gun and yon stick it up against him." A, '1 stick nothing; why baggage man go if I stick gnn, 1 taow bag' gage man long time." Q. you see George taiieraoney 'and A. "I see nobody 'take nothing. I see and raoney with. jAuibey THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD lesie siy coat and'hit la room beat Q. "Wag Oeorgc and the other po- UcemsLu In the booth when you beat Go Down Au and other police- men in door when I came out, one po- liceman Its down dead lu door, oa Htllcrest side of door, other 'policeman Ho down. George, he tuud up beside policeman gun in Geom ahool policumin lying oa groped po- liceman no see him shoot policeman In doori Bee George shoot one shot then 1 tell George leave It beat Q. "What did George sayr A. "George say I go f: Q. yon cjeak in A. "Test, we spoke In Russiao." Q. How did you get out of door 11 man fa. A. "i JUMP one side u'o more, wb.K> 1 jump out second police- man no more." Q. you have gun when you run out 'of A. my right band an4 police gun was in my lefphand." Q. "Did you see other men stand- ing on street when you ran out of tbe A. I guess some stand on other Q. you shoot policeman In 'A. "I no ihoot. Q. see man-stand behind A. "No. Q. "Did you see anybody on street A. "Somrtwdy shoot George behind, on street and George fall down. Po- llecman shoot George inside." Q. "WKere yon buy the In Great Falls A.. "In Great -Palls. 1 no buy shells. George buy. George buy gun for me two year "Wlat did you want gun for '1 started work herding Bheep in country. I paid George 130.00 for the gun, George gave me one box of shells." fore." t Q. "Tho watcn chain, A._. "J bought Brooks, on fifth slriot, last -V. Q. you see George, and the other fellow with the guns A. "I see Geq. in s'mbklng'car and other man between smoking-car and lady car with gun out.'1 Q. "Who fired shots at.traln going Alberta one. With thri province 611 .-V A. "Geo. shot onre In roof of car. the coast It is not a question as to whether ll.quor importations shall be prohibited, hut whether the liquor legislation, as in the province, shall.continue or be changed accord- Ing 'the will of the electors. Oh-tho-day of the referendum in llritisti Columbia tho people who1 are entitled to vote will be called on answer- thettwo following questions: do you' prefer? (1) The present Prohibition Act? Or (2) An Act to .provide for government con trol and sale in sealed packages of spirituous and malt i British Columbia, U will be eecnl It la R question of continuing or dls turblng the present liq.tor-regulations in force In that province In-Alberta It Is not a ot Interfering '.witli present provincial legislation but ol answering the question as to or not lha shall have complete autonomy In the matter of regulating the liquor traffic by the removal of the Federal.prerogative to allow liquor to be Imported' What- ever, change. Is to bo made In the pres- ent Prohibition Act will hlngo on tho result of tho answer to the question lo be put on the 26th Ther.) is slso this difference between' the two re- fer rnidufuiff, the Alberta referendum Is a federal and not a provincial mat- ter; .in British Columbia H Is purely and solely a provincial affair The fixing of the prico of sugar nf- fccta not only tugar as used at the family table; It means keeping'up the price of Jams, preserves. a6d-all com- modities Into which sugar There should be enough stimula- tion In story competition to Btir up interest to maki It a popu- lar one. It Is a competition in which everyone has an equal chance of success. To preserve Ihe sugar barona the housewife must pay more for making her preserves, For has It not boon laid clown that It Is not wise to en- Geo. and 'nothar Q. "Did yoii Esh-them to slvc -oa your "Yea.- I asked- Geo.- for'' some money. He wanted to give me watch but I no take." Q. "How much money-did he give A. "He tolil me he just gel and watch." Q. "How mucli did he give A. "Nothing, not five Q. "How much Akroff A. "Arkoff told me he get from baggage man." Q. "When you wenl with them on the train yon knew everythlhfe. what they were going to A. "Yes, I went there to Jielp.them. They told me they would give me m] share." Q. "They eald they would get lots of money that A. "George and Akroff wanted ,to break into the po'sial car'.' L'iay no. I Jump off you do that; Hired Men ho break post car. Then George say and just steal round the people.and I. say don't touch lady and George tqid me I never touch The Bellevue Fight Q. "Mow tho door ot the liooth'where'ybu'-had finished A. saw go pa.st Ihe.door .in blaci costume nnd he see me'.then he go back, and In half rnlmrle' in come three, of them, ..The three'came right Into tho booth, stop in door." Q. "What did you fellows say when Policemen come fn2" A. "We say nothing, I'rtbri't think policemen know nio." Q. "When three policemen come back one take A. "No two take George, bns short fat fellow, and other one bfg fellow black costume. I think I ace him oat here, and third man red coat take mo." Q. "Who shoot A. "The man take me shoot'drat." Q. "Did policeman tell you put your hands A. "Yes. 1 put coffee down, George sjicak with other men I no see what lie Q. "Did other police A. "I dunno. I guesa George shoot and other police shoot, Q. "Did George Usher's Guii A. "I don't know. I hold police- man's gim policeman shoot all his shells tlicn policeman go out leave. --._... sun with mo then I reached down lake cro.icb on the preserves of iho olhci' cliatr, wko gun out baron' inside, pocket, my own gun. the sun I when i1 many gtns did George r. A., "Juit OM and Ausbey had one. George had long gun, 10 shots In maga- zlns." Q- "Wneo you ran towards slide you turned.round and A. "I did not -I had 50 shells two years ago." Q ''How many shells did you-have in the cafe when you were A. "Seven." Q. "Were they all In the gunf A. "Yes, all in the magazine." Q.- "DP yon wish' this statemeit read over to A. (SUtement Q. "Tonr cost was found in place where you A. "Tea, ray coat and a cap." Q. "there was blood an the coat when A. "That came off ray leg." Q. "Did George have coat, A. "Yes, same as my.coat bnt brown coat" Q. kind of hit'did "George ..vj" >v.. don't mayfc' he have cap or hat; he had big Cowboy hat on train, too." Q. "I am last part over to you and th'enJypn can 'say if this whole lUtement Is correct" A. "It Is alright." Q. "Will you sign It, write your A. "Yes. 1 wrile." (Signed.) TOM.BASSOPF'. Witnesses: J J. J. K1CH OLSON, Sgt. W. DRUMMOND, CJbn'. 183 machinery of government at all ade- Us .protection' and on the purporting to be for of the consumer was in- reality nfade Into'an Instrn- meat for protection of profiteers hav- tContlnueil from Front Page) succeeded tn forcing tne price of sugar np lo a nnheard of and ne.ver hltherfore the level of sugar prices In Canacla, has now through the same In maintaining that price at a monopoly figure, Jast at the very moment when conditions of International trade would make it possible for relief tifbi obtain, ed by consumers everywhere through- out Canada In a manner which wonW effectively serve lo reduce somewhat tho cost of living which' presents Ihe greatest of present day. problems to ejery home. I doubt whether -lang- uage which It Is permissible 16 use In public, can be found wfctch wHl ade- quately express the Indignation. and outraged sense at which the Canadian people havo a right to fee! at this latest.arbitrary and anU-soclal act of an autocratic executive" tnefe ia only one feature about It frota whlco'at least eome small measare'of satisfac- tion can be derived. It affords Irreful- abte evidence of the truth of the as- sertions, which we hare been making right as to the for- ces .at work In onr political and Irjil It rey-tals tha Issue clearly as between the proBtMrs and the people. The profiteers OB one hand protected by a government they help, ed to create and the people on the oth- er ,who are In need of protection against' these all powerful 'IThc length lo which ifie-govern- mont has gone In worklnjf'tae'.wlll of ihft profiteers In preBfrnivinsiairee Is tardly conceivable. It will' require a moment's pause on the part'ol''tlie public lo fully appreciate jusi tbe ex.- lent to which.consumers been left without protection of any kind and [ironteers permlltcd to continue the reaping Pf the the public's expense." "In 1310 there was enacted what known 03 the combines and fair prices act, and the board.of commerce act. The two were intended meas- ures to be operated In connection with each other. The board of commerce was to be an Instrument to apply the provisions ot lhB combines and fair prices act in a manner which woold jrolect consumers from unjust esac- dona and the evils nf profiteering. Career of Board The board however, had not com- menced Its work before Its chairman resigned on the ground thai fce-.wu sympathy with (Is iliri and pur-i loses. A llltlo later the second of the board, Mr. W. F. O'Connor! iSS a iew taisffi "8 the 'ugar'ta Canada; t lo which sugar has risen JRIJDAY. OCTOBER 15. i" 'urther to recede in the United Slates o' to tn, to.- was lo sight through the United Urge iatetesls SUtes, and other countries, the refln- f Intention of iioldlug the market of pnt-'agalnst all conwrs were not satisfied otj'whlch- Protection which .the. tew i startle and arouse the aftordea them, ani which according public. Mr. slated! the customs tariff Is per hundred 4er. of on maintaining of themseives so tlh9 monopoly, invoked the power of fixing agreements government not' to prohibit-ex- were the rule rather port, as thoy-had" been asking some i, tnat combines had t months ago, but to prohibit imports, ......until their vast accumulation o! stocks vj tanciiiiai IUUQ uuu introduced methods Injurious to irade and to prevent fair competition, onfarr and excessive profits had discovered by the board with re- gard to large numbers of commodities. especially to sugar, and saw that there was reason to believe that sugar was not the only commodity t Tubllc- was disposed ot at the high prices to, which sugar has'mounted. That the government has actually granted them this concession anil has actually secarel the refiners in their monopoly of sugar at monopolistic pricas, can only bo explained on'the one ground, that the government'is ecu trolled hy these Interests' and prefers lo serve iwcreats and prefers to serve ends rether thin to meet [he of the' consuming If necessity o? sugar w wthe wuu if am. in? present prime pjinlater, -Mr. Arthur Melghen, instead of meeting the demand of the opposition for full investigation, sought to cast ridicule on the charges Is 'that' article. It is required, tlla Eands On1y day consumptioi Proteclor at every meal on every table, bK 1' mMem neCessatT aUo Io> of pre- TSt CDmP'ele rrults and other commodities, parlla' wlltch are articles present of consumption, bnt which.without be- ing-preserved would; he available to the consuming at special sea- sons only. The aclion of the govem- ernment Is !hjurious''not only to con- U1VUIC uu luo cuarges- ernmeni is injurious'not only to con- i as the-former members of the sumers ot sugar in this two-fold way rernment flnhconnantiv it ifv-ivui ont it Is also injurious to such great Industries as the fruit Industry, which government sought to g o minimise the-worth, ability and stand- ing of Mr. Murdoch himself. The order which has now been is- iued by the board of commerce which requires for Its'adequate marketing and sale all possible facilities for pre- j luo uoaru 01 commerce which serving. The act ion of lEe government haB la injurious to the great Irans- lo be in any sense of the word' portatlon and. cornnierclal, indnstrles an independent bpard, bnt has became iln tho which, 'depend for a mere official organ 61 -the govern-' thelrreturns upon the volume of trade, ment, bears oat the truth of all lhat which volume ia necessarily restricted jar. Murdoch has said, namely, that aclion that restricts the posaiblllty the.country in reality ls> being ruled ot Prsaervlng comrapaities in the qaan. py .a super-organiiatlon of big busl- tilies required. Not only the carrying ness'taUreeta for which .the board of traaB. tbe wholesale and retail are commerce js bal a mere screen.' I bound to be'similarly affected by .the Aballthed Combines Act adverse order which by restricting public have not yet become iffipo-i-tant comraod- iroused to the clrcamstances that to. restrict the sale of when the government established the into .which that board of-commerce, it at Ihe same Processes "of subse- Ume abolished the act passed In 1D10 9ne4t preservation or ky the Lanrieradmlriistratfon, is Combines Investigatiori At Monopoly was th.e.only piece of leg- "I hesitate to go the length of say- on our statutes affording to] Ing lhat.the perlonal or consamers means of redress agatast lerest of any.'member ol the present to exactions of combines, administration may help to account trusts ana mergers, guilty of the prac- .for the circumstances that hancing prices :6r. Ing public of the Dominion of Canada _---. trade. .find themselvea today so comnletelT The conramer, was left without any.at the mercy of a monopoly: rontrol- nachlnery of wrernment at mi ling this all important article of food. I do however, think that it IB public Interest that there should an immediate disclosure of the per- sona who vat the'present and who within recent yeara! have1 acted aa members of the board of directors of the-sugar refining companies- In Canada, the St. Lawrence Sugar Rfr finery'at Montreal, in particular and by whom and. In what amounts-, the stocks of these companies are held. I challenge the government to see that these facts are Immediately given to the Canadian public. A knowledge of them Is the necessary first step in PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR THE BT MAN tees, tha at W at Toronto. Bentloc- of Mantniil, wife and daurtter, narked Londw from Belgium by awoptaie. He has bflca rial ting his nn's gnie on tke batUefield. Through agents "tn Great BrIUla the Oslarlo h attempting to secure fmnera and farm i hands for the province within tke Mitt year or so. "We 3S.WO farms hands rigfct at' pnMat tald H. A. director of colotliatioh for the civic Arch- c. Datlieon, IB cognition of loag wrvtewi of S! years In the "winiiXry 'or 8t Join's parish, Peterborp.' Arcidea'coV David- son hiB reBlggeS'hiif charge to1 wUr a larger Held ai Dioeewu. Conais- Eloner of tho Mote- meet, and io Wilfred M. WrlghJ, Oct., a returned eoldier, has been appoiattd by the civU narvise vising seed aniWgt at Calory. Frank Foulds, CUntop, OnU. dler, has chosen for a similar position -'A third return- ed soldier, D. Jenness, Ottawa, haa been appointed mines department. Both of the Oalarlo legis- lature. whose elections were p'roteated keep their seajj; Hon. G> Howard Per- gason, SI. L. A. for miBls- ter ot lands, forcals and mines in' toe late Hearst government, and K. Slack, TJ. member for DuSer-- in. -The two election appeals' were dis- missed by the' trial judge. ing removed from' our statutes only, machinery investigatlo vfc UI which consumers on their own initia- tive could take advantage for their protection, the' government has now gone a length which It Is almost im- possible to believe In.protecting not people, but Ihe profiteers In the unwarranted extractions. First let it he remembered that the price to which sugar has risen has enabled individ- uals to accumulate vast fortunes which lave been made at the expense of the lonsumor. "When the sugar refineries !ound that, contracts into which they iad entered with firms In the United SUtes were not going to be as profit- uc ouwiuueriiu mai me price to wmch them Is the necessary first step In sugar has risen has enabled to clear up the slluatlon which uals to accumulate vast fortunes which is the..concern of .every, cpn.iumer In the Dominion of Justice Robldoux, of the superior court of Quebec, is retiring after twenty years service. Buy Ywr Victor (HIS VOICB) Record Quick Bervfqe.vCourt.eona clirks, and all the catalog to chposs .frpnj.'it." V A RI8CK ViCTROLA'PARLORS Remember tie blc- saving you can nuke on Bed Seal Records over hut year's prices. Art ua to let you VtCTROLAS ON EASY TERMS, ;