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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME Xffl. LETHBRpCS, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1920 NUMBER 265 LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN BOM> VOTE CARRIES BY 262 TO 1 GEEMnN Fistic Battle and Acrimonious Words Between Defense Counsel and "Do" Squad Witnesses CASE TO BE FINISHED OCT. 28 The Good Old Days! (By a Staff Reporter) COLEMAN. qct. Jack Johnson, Coleman appeved before Magi E N Barter, lu answer lo a charge of soiling Ifqunr in viol of the Alberta Liquor ho pleaded not gulltv subject to Iho objection of his counsel, 0 F Harris, that Information ami.warrant :was iiot sufficient-Iir I aw to apprehend the defendant, and he was not law fully court for which rea- ,son tile court had no jurisdiction Court opened shortly Rafter two o'clock with; Barker of Cardston, presiding Chief Inspector Hesketh, "of the 7liqubr law ;enforce- meat conducted pros- ecution, and C. P. Harris of Lethurldge theT defense.5: After'two witnesses'hart been examinedr and cross examined the case was adjourned at the request] of Mr Harris, who wanted time'to prepare his defense as the accused' had retained him only a few hours be Tore- the hearing It will be concluded tieit.Thursday-' October 28th .at 10 o'clqck. F- Delartey Testifies grank Delaney, A. P P plain cnthes the first witnes- called He said he. was by trade, a private deteo tiyo and a iworn'police official. Ho 'Tnet.thefaccused, Jack Johnson, tha 9th of. .in the pool con- ducted by At about 11 o'clock he :and Detective. "Booker, bought two E'KSC-S of liquor off John- son at 50 cents a He testified that the liquor good whiskey anil intoxicating g Cross Examination The witness was lien put through a scvcro cross-examination bj Solicitor Harris At times both lawyer and witness appeared in an angry, nieod and some hot language was'esc- chinged Questioned by counsel, Delanev told the -court 'that he had worked at Ills trade In' Calgary in 1911, 1012 and H'e then went overseas, he said with tho P P C Li I, and on being discharged, worked at Ihe Ford whole- sale plant at.Calgary for 11 months. was employed on a farm near Drumheller. He became a detec- tive in the A. P. P.'servlce'n month ago and was assigned to tho Pass towns. Tho securing orinformelion on the violation of tho liquor act was Us duty, he declared Palo a Salary Witness .said'he was-paid a salary equal to 56.50 a day and had no side line? "Are'you allowed expense money to trap the unwary, counsel asked Ho adiniUcd'ho was given expense in one j r. j Mr. ITtirris then asked witness if he had a memo of this purported llquoH purchase from tho defendant, and onj being told he had such a memo, coun- bol asked that It he produced in court I The prosecution objected to this on tho grounds that It waq prKnte prop crtj, also on. gcncril principles Wit ness refused to-produce the memo, tha court reasrved a ruling off the pomt.: Mr.. Harris asked k evidcnco as it had a bearing on the w of tho witness, contending that It was perfectly within his power to demand it.' Proceeding, with tlio cross ex.imlnit- witness said he Came 10 Cole- man tho first tlino on October fith u'nd the last Unto on October Sth, he stopped at' the..Coleman hotel, and bought the liquor In question from the accused.; point warm words wero ex- changed.between the lawyer and wit- ness as to the occupation of tho wit- ness, and tho .relative service each had rendered ihe'.nallon. Flsllc Battle In'-.the-course of the incident Mr. Harris mentioned the'- word "stool- pigeon" aiid 'instantly 'Uelan'ey latcd by striking the solicitor. in Cleveland Plain Dealer Leader For Irrigation Should Co-operate I _ Hat Audience Irrigation Extension Would. Be Great Aid to. Develop- of Agricultural Resources of Southern Alberta and Would Be Proper Solu- lion of Than Handing Out Relief by National Needs and Liberal Party Will Help. r i i Britain Awaits Next No vein the Strike Premier. Faded 'With Ultimatums of Railwayman and Transport Likely to Issue Statement Leaders and Gov- _ernment Exploring Ground Seeking a Way Out- t, regard to the bill of wh.ch Home Secre tary Shortt gave notice, It was said this afternoon the measure was for a period the pits ucelecs for a resumption of work GOVERNMENT STATEMENT LONDON, Oct In the house of commons this af with regard to the strike, Mr. Bonar the government Eeader, declined discuss li ex- cept to sayjha.t.the situation was grave. ,Me referred, however, to the premier's statement of last evening, and added "The anxiety expressed by Mr. Lloyd George to explore every avenue which could ''e exists, and nothing Will be left undone by. the The desirability for a' session the house of commons Saturday ICojtlcucrt on.Page f'oor.) U.S. ADMIRAL ENDORSES ST, LAWRENCE CANAL BOSTON, Oct. W..S. Benson, chairman of the .United Stales Shipping Board yesterday endorsed tho St. river canal project -Urging" that if necesMry. tho "United Stales should ISPUO bonds lo-finance It. Dauphin Member Musi Give Up Seat OrHisC.N.RJob Ultiniafnm to Labor Memher is Given; By President of 'C. N. Railway WINNIPEG, Oct. Manl- toba Frco Press'cHrrhs the follow- Ing Dauphin dispatch "Choke his 'seal In thi provincial house or position with the railway Is given George H.: Palmer; labor member for Dauphin, In an order Issued by the Canadian. National Rail- forbids employ- ees of the compinx ta hold pub-, lie office and the men' are pre- paring to Flour Breaks, Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, Oct; Re- fiectlnfl the break In market yesterday flour dropped as much at a barret at'local mills today, At the largest mills the price for family patents Was reduced to from a barrel .while'at another mill a de- cline of 35 cents was effected, Its to pass tha emergency bill giving Ihe government wide powers In the event of publtK disorder was. afternoon..-It Is understood.that at first the inten- tion was to take this .the proposal was abandoned, it be- ing decided that the house should tsfce a recess over "Saturday and Sunday and consider the bill Mon- day. From this understanding the parliamentary' writers have as- sum.ed that the.strike outlook was regarded as somewhat ing, Country Awaits Move LONDON, Oct. labor and the country as 3 wliolo nailed anxious ly today for .the government's "next move.In the deadlock over the tho strike ultimatum delivered hy [he rallwaymcn yestcr day and an almost .equally ipointec threat from tho: transport workers Tho representatives of Ihe railwav in session and It was under stood they expected n reply-frqiu Ihe premier to tho communication. thej senl.him yesterday giving him to fln" dcrstand that the railwaymon would quit work Sunday at midnight unless by Saturday the strike urns solUcd or negotiations -which would effect'a act Moment had: begun.v Meanwhile tho government and some of Iho miners' leaders were exploring Iho ground In an effort .to find sV basis for This afternoon, n was announced that tha'parllam'ent''committed of (ho Iraddi congress had called 'a next Wednesday of'lhe executive's of Iho affiliated Unions to consider methods o( helping this min-. en In their efforts to'settle Iho.slrlkel .Tho confercnco'of tho raiiwaymen, it was also announced, decided' today to invite Hie miners' executive (o meet the. railway executive tomorrow after- noon. Thf. minors' executive has Ijcen summoned lo Ixmdon and will incut to The Herald) HAT, Oct In sptakiSg'if the Liberal policy In the matter the transfer to the prairie p'rpvlnces of their natural Mr. Mackenzie King, Liberal'" mentioned that dunrig hfe yitit througF Southern AllwrtaVf'many representations had been made to his colleagues and hlmVelJixoncerrilrig the neg- iect .b'f- th'A.tp'art of the province In the matter of adequate Irnga tlon facilities. People had been settle and build homes m'large numbers through a wide territory in which year there had been ccrlolii drcughti necessitating the'rellef of .the settlers by fin ahclal.ald on the part of the fed erarand provincial authorities Rehef.CwIek Wrong Solution HerthoaShtjthat the doling out' of make good losses Incurred through negfect was be- .ginning" wrong end, that It was an endeavor to alleviate the ill effects'of the situation without going to its roots and seeking to remove the.cause.. He believed that In so Important to so large of the pop. ulatloh, not o lily of the province but of the Dominion, both the fed- eral .and provincial authorities should co-operate In a constructive was hot sufficient that the "federal government should seek to throw the onus'of.the sol- national problems wholly on provinciali authorities. Both: had a responsibility which they should, .seek to- discharge in a statesmanlike way. The Liberals bellevd increased production In the gresi-haslc Industries, and es-: pecially that of agriculture, the 1 most Important of alj the needs of the present time., was to make possible production ,on a larger and cheaper scale that the' Liberal partywas advocating substantial reductions in some cases, complete removal of cus- toms duties on-the instruments of. production. Irrigation Important Aid Irrigation, If not; en" Instrument of production in technical sense of the word, was at least an Im- portant aid to production. To. de- velop Irrigation, where justified therefore, a part of. the Liberal' policy, a part which will not fall of proper con- sideration when the. Liberal' party was .entrusted.. with; power and. the administration of national af- fairs by the people of the' Dbmln- Ion. ICobMnued "on 4j, Slashing Now MONTI mlnton todaX. Opt Do- company a drbp in sugar are flc Refiners Press Government For Financial -i are now quoting ptr hundred pounds, To 16 TOTONTOt'Oet A rumoi ttw3 sugjr ttiarket here today n r i ___ finere was prepared to undersell the'othere regardless of the price quoted by its competitors., Meet Sir Henry Admits Refiners Entitled to. Consideration But Only After Careful j-c-. of Books of the heir l_ _ Firm Made Profit'of Seyeral Millions But v Doesn't Want It Counted 7 ratonsts Mode Not So Moderate In Their Voting At Least That is the Way Fer- nieDrys Feel About it the Morning After (Special to The Htrttld) FERNfE, Oct. On the morning of the day after, it looks' to a'prohibi- tionlst here as the name "Modcra tior.ist' is not applicable to the way In which people who were parading Un'der'-that cognomen did tlieir TOtiiig yesterday. It looks as-, though tliey were" anything but moderate in their voting. While (ho majority cast against prohibition here was not unexcncted, the returns, from all parts of tho province indicate .the same rate of immoderation has prevailed with the -exception 'of a very, few. smalt plaeea. now .tarns: to' Alberta and'-SasKatchewan 'Tvhe're- tho "nicKi- erationists" are .sbpportlLB the con- Knuance ofjnterprovinclal trahsporU- tfou' of 'liquor. Will thS- result here ma'iriar effect upon the vot- ing 6h that question neit Monday, is the apeculativB subject .of con- versation. MANY STRIKE TROUBLES THROUGHOUT ITALY Italy, di- rectors o( tho SoeiitliEt patty met here and rejected a proposal for a general slrike a pfotost'aBaiust the arrest on' Enrico Milalentn, the anarchist leader In Milan. It was do- cfdeil however Iff address a manifesto to" the country. Metal Workers Strike i BAIlCBfXJNA, Oct. work- ers to tho number of have gono on strike hero. Continued on Pago 41, .''...------L-J...---- SAFE BLOWERS' GANG ARRESTED MONTHBAL; Oct.' McDonald, Herbert and four Toronto men arrested here Sat- urday with worth .of Victory llonds In their possession, were takan back to Toronto yesterday. They are believed lo be mer.ibirs nt a dangerous gang'of safo hldwc'fs. Among (heir effects were found a biilllfc of nilro-glyccrino capillilc of blowing up a whole some, detonators GAS AND OIL FIND NEAR BELLEVILLE nUMjIiVILLB, Oct. 22. are Investigating stories of tho finding of -largo gas and oil deposits on tho Kocho Farm near Lculsdale, 15 ittlles from here. Walter Reeves of tho Oensral Oil Fields, Ltd., a Ilrltlsh corpora- 'tlon controlling ulg Mexican oil itftho city, and will IdOk'o'ver tho properly, OTTAWA, Oct. .22. position of the sugar re- finers was unuor'disciiEsIon today at a meeting of the cabinet which.lasted till 130 this .afternoon A conclusion In the matter.was not reached The cabinet will meet again this afternoon and probably this evening. Refiners See Drayton Oct. Sugar refiners wero In confer- ence with' Sir Henry Draylon, minis tor of 'finance, 'for some time this morntng-.hut decision as to a definite !tne of action.was not reached. There is now.opening.a mild campaign of communications' in favor of some as- sistance being given to the refiners When the- JJoard of Commerce passed the sugar1 order, subsequently sur pended by the government, there was a flood of denunciatory letters and telegratns. Today members, of tho government, are .receiving appeals that something should be done to prevent the entire closing down of the refin- eries, and the consequent throwing out of work of tho employees. Entitled, to Consideration In government circles admission is made friukly that- tho refiners are entitled to consideration, but tho prcs- Two Hold-up Men Make Sensational Train Getaway Chief Spiller. of Loses Had Pair While Taking Them to Pen (Special lo TliD Herald) FKRNI.K, Oct, 21. People hero were greatly surprised to learn thai Saturday morning. while tiio train" upon which Chief Constable Spllloc wan, conveying lo the West ininsler penltcnlliiry tile hold-up men .Tudfie Macllonald had sent down for five year terms had ov.ided thb jumped from tlio train and were in tho thickly wdoiled sldo .of -a mountain a sjhort way heyontl Grand .Forks. A lively serirch has been kept up hy n large force of police butjug yet no of their- capture has tcc'n received. Tho two men were hand-ertiffcd together when they jumped from- the train, but it Is probable that they have been ablo lo these hlndorances to free action and il is (bought tlioy are now over tho border. LARKIN.-NOT ILL XEW YORK, Oct. I.arkin, former head of {ho IJrilish Transport Workers' Union "who is now serving a torm .Clinton prison hero for criminal nnarchy, is not tiihcr- culosls 'and Is not'-even confined lo tha hoBpHnl, It.was Mated hy a prison ent troubles are 'obviously dlfficul Neither the: proposal "of. a 'loan "no that of a duties'In :u'gar Is. likely Continued on-Page Five Frank Delaney of Dry Squad Out on Bail of SI s. Counsel'for Prosecution Aske That Iteil Be Not Lcsi Than (By a Staff 'Reporter.) DLA1RMORG, Oct. Hi Considered Splendid Justi- fication For. Agitation Fav- oring Project EFFORT WILL BE MADE NOW TO SELL BONDS official vote1 announced by Secretary G. H. Dunning Is 262 for and 16 against, eleven of. which votes In opposition wen' .polled In. Macleod. Jhe vote -by polls follow: For Against lanoy, special detective'.' of the A.P.I who figured. in the noiv-faniou cosraopolluin fracas at Dial more last Monday -jiight 'is. out' o ball, wiU'appearf.gain be- fore Justlco of the, J3eace Greaham next Tuesday, Oct. 26th, st 36 o'clock a.m. -k The court 'was. called to .order at C o'clock last evening. .Delaney was charged with being' in posses'nioii of an offensive and did rob' one, Charley Claridsel .The 'charge "was read lo Iho A request was mode by SoHcIlor Glllis, of the prosecution for a remand till Tuesday, anil that tho .accused bo committed to custody pending- tho- Tft- inand H. Ostlund, harrlalcr, ,or Leth- brltjgc, appearing, for the. ilefcndanl, strenuously objecfcd to the defendant being committed lo prison pcndins the'roinainl. guaranteeing, of tho Attorney-General's department, lo proditce defendant .jvhen required. At this point C. f, Harris acting as associate counsel of Mr. Gillla. made a -strong pica in support of Mr. Gil- argtirncn' that '-the rlefcnflant stood rharged with n very serious of- fence and should -Ve to jntl jiendiiig remand. Further, con- tender] llnrrig, 'that if llio court considered, ball', tliat It 1C tet at no suin tps Ihfm lo'the surprise of llie dofeiul- ant's ban'lsler, n third -lawyer, Mr. I'lHman. upparcnll'y with the other counsel for the' accused, address- ed tho bench .urging the Imprison ment of the defendant. Mr. Os'tlund, In a forceful address, -sold he failed lo see where Ihe Eerfdusness of the, of- fcncp had, Increased since the informa- lion was laid, when at lhat time the accused was allowed oul on .his own recognizances, with a guarantee from his superior, Delectlvo Sergeant kcth, that his appcai-anco, wdulil b'e forlhcomlng on the