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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHL LErTHBRIDCE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER NUMBER 225 TO TALK 4 F Ar F Ju AT RIGA Bolshevik Foreign Minister Agrees to Transfer Place of Conferenca Sir George Foster 73 Today Parliamentarian 34 Years 7s Oldest Privy Councillor BUDENNY'S ARMY IS RETIRING RAPIDLY WARSAW, Sept. TchiV cherin, the Bolshevik foreign.min- ister, has agreed to send a peace delegation to Riga to negotiate with.Poles. v v Budenny Retreats Rapidly WARSAW, Sept. troops have entered'the city of Suwalkl, 1? miles north of.- Auguslowo, and have been glyeVan enthusiastic welcome, accordin'g to. an official statement is- ".sued here. General Budennyl the Russian Bol- shevik who has "been at- 'tempting'to' break the Polish" lines in .Galtcia and who lias suffered what ap- pears to a decisive is Idly retreating, It is said. Along the line- from Sokolka to Bresl-LItovsk, on the-iiortheastern situa- tion is quiet. Brilliant: service hy aviators is es- pecially mentioned in., .the state- ment.- Lithuania Angry RERUN, Sept will defend herself with all means at her v disposal "against invasion hy Polish will prevent any .further violation of her. territory, says a Kovno 'dispatch. A statement has been issued .by the Lithuanian-foreign.minister, who de- clares: "The .Polish government has issued instructions for-: military occu Ration of Lithuanian territory, alter having deceived' Lithuanian officials .bjr expressing friendly and peaceful in- tentions." The note, eaya the -Poles, attacked Lithuanian-troops while botindary-ne- gotiations were pending. Report Denied LONDON, Sept that 3 fighting has occurred between Polish and Lithuanian troops near Augus towo are denied in a telegram receiv- ed in this city from Warsaw, the London Times. also stated' that Lithuanian troops In that vicinity are withdrawing without fighting against the Poles Moscow Claims LONDON, Sept. Bolshe- vik forces have occupied a nuniber si villages "-from 14 to 27 miles north of Brest-Lltovsk, according to an ofrl "cial statement issued in y- terday and received by. wireless. ;In the forces have advanced up .to the town of TJresl-Lilovsk, the statement says. Farther south, the 'Bolshevik occu- pied Zamoso, 45 miles southeast of Lublin, on August 23, and" in the Lem- berg region are said to be holding.up attacks hy the Poles, who, It is, ad- mitted, have "started to advance" in the neighborhood of Puczacz. eastern Giillcia, the Bolshevik having flung Polish troops back" to tho right hank of.tho Dniester river. Fighting 13 proceeding with alter- nating" success and with Borne severity In tho Crimean sector. British Note to Soviets IX3NDON, Sept. J. Bol- four, lord of. the -council, "yesterday replied to of M. Tchitcherin, the Russian Bolshevik foreign sent on August 2C. ..Mr. Balfour expresses gratification lhat the soviet government renounces its demands for a workers' militia, lmt declares" that M. Tchitcherin is mis- taken In. supposing British government recognized that a reduc- tion of tho Polish army'ta'fitty thou- sand men would bo just peace terms .What the British government said Mr. Balfour declares, was th.at Creal Britain wonld'not consider it sufficient grounds for active intervention. Mr. Balfour characterizes Tchitcher In's representations concerning the civic militia as being a concession to Polaud as "evidently rneant as a jesE, and so far neither requires'nor deserves a reply-" He .considers, however, tbat.it is a jest requiring explanation from th OTTAWA, Sept.: George E. Foster, niin- inter is Ibday receiving the good, wishes of his cabinet.colleagues and hosts .of "others on tho''occaslon ot his 73rd Sir George .was born ou September 3, 1S47. With Ihe esceptlon of the late Sir Wilfrid Liurier, the veteran minister of-Irailb aud commerce has the longest parliamen- tary service under confederation of any public He" has serv- ed '34 'years pae'. month." aud '19 days agalhst "-'Sir-, Willrlii's 4'4 years ll.zntratns aci 27 days Sir John MscDonald'B 23 TMTS 8 months and 12 days. Sir George Foster has been a minuter of tho crown for. the longest'period of any man since confederation. 'His service'to date totals years, five 'months 26 days. Sir John HacDonald, 19 years one- month 19 days and Sir Laurier, 16 years ona month and four days. Oldest Privy Councillor Tho minister ot trade and commerce is the oldest living privy councillor In Canada .and he has long been recogniied as one of the outstanding orators in parliament, which place ho holds to the- present despite his age A a member of the cabinet, ha has" probably" more ei- on" business' journeys any other minister. He has twice been to England and France, and has also visited Manchuria Korea, China, "Japan and.other countries in connection duties. It is a notaWe fact that Sir George was the "first .of. the British ministers :to enter German terrl tory after the signing of (he arm- istice. He journeyed there in con- nection with the peace conference to "which, he accompanied Sir Hobert Borden as pna ot Canada's delegates. CREW OF 30 MEN OF U.S. SUB, SUBMERGED FOR NEARLY TWO OAYS, IS .CLEVERLY RESCUED New President Mormon Church Amateur WircleM Operator Picks Up Dislrew Signals, and "Gen. Army Transport, Rushes to Pumped Through Hole in Sub- marine to Suffering Crew, and Retcue Effected Hyrum Kimball Raymond's Wizard Gardener, Believes Seed Growing is Best Here Can't Beat it for Beans, He per Acre Off His Developed Six Splendid Varie- He Does Develop Pea 'Growing 1s a Marvel HEBEP J> GRANT The newly, elected president of the Mormon succeeds Joseph F Smith, who dtiyj list Uecember. This Is the first photograph "of Dr. Grant since hie takinS-the" office. Toronto Milk Men Order Restraining Price fFrenr Our Cwn RAYMOND, Sept'> Kim- ball, whose vegetable garden earned oft first prize at tie Raymond fall fair last month, is quietly Ing on his five-acre tract near Victoria park here, wnat can be raised with ir. tensive .cutivHtioii. Sir. Kimball 'for several yesrs has been slowly working into tho seed business. He believes that Southern Alberta offers possibilities m the way or seed production, second to {none in America. -To show the far-reaching hanksgiving Day I 'I' IT I> C' L lo Be Set For Oct. 11 or 18 Government .WI1 Not Depart From Rule Making it Fall ..on Monday Sopt. Canadian government, within the next few days. It Is expected, will fix the date for Thanksgiving Day. last year Thanksgiving was celebrated on Monday, October 13. i As it has be- come the established .custom to have Thanksgiving', fall upon a in order .thai "a long week-end may be provided fer. the people who. desire to spend the .holiday with their faml lies, .it IB certain; thai this practice will not bo departed frpm this year and the government's choice will II between 11, and Monday Oct. 18. .There has been no agitation tht year lo have Thanksgiving Day fall 01 any partlcblar.dale.' Two sessions ago Mr. Isaac Pedlbw, member, for Soutl Renfrew, Inlroduce'd, n bill lo mak the holiday'a permanent fixture fo ___ the first November In or soviet government and points out that j that it might be celebrated in con bolh tne British parliament and beo- nectlon with Armistice th pie wore deceived 'by Ihe soviet with- holding''the fact that the militia was lo bo .taken" from a particular class victorious enemy. The British government's objection was not based on the choice of workmen. Its objections would be equally-strong .if the militia, wcra composed of mil lionalres. -In cither case ft would be armed force Imposed on the Poles -at the bidding of a foreign power'flml'there- furo inconsistent with national inde- pendence and 1Kb permanent mainten- onco'of civil order. Mr. Balionr says ho does not ijoubl Tchltcherln's statement thai Ihore arc Inequalities of weailli in Groat Bri- tain which no longer exist' In Uussfa, but the .inferences M. Tchltcherin draws from this are quite Irrelevant to the present purpose. Mr. Balfonr concludes hy saying that ho never fpr a moment question- B.'l the efficacy of soviet methods of making rich men poor, (ml lhat it In Ihe more important task of mak- [sig poor, meri richer that failure In to feared.. bill failed to secure a third reading. U. S. ELECTION POLL OFFICIALS THREATEN STRIKE FOR A MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Sept. 3- Further evidence pi! the -high cost politics _was furnished today by Ih threat of election poll pfllclals hor tb striko It their.demands for an I crease of a day are nut met. It not. likely'Ihe, Increase will bo gran ed. haracter ot his work, Mr. .Klmtall has received orders ttom as Jar away Flonda for bean seed. fStsrting Ith thirty fivOj varieties of ieans he" as fcy a process of elimination ?ecur- li varieties that adapted o this climate. Produces New Bean Hia aim was to produce a that o'uld slaud up holding its fruit from ragging in: the soil; .This he -has one.perfectly. "The beans are now angin'g in masses from the. vines, t is a revelation. He has about.an ere of them sown in different plots o as to separate (he varieties. Mich :an and California at present lead in can said Mr! Kimball, but Alberta has capabilities along lis line lhat cannot be estimated: Ve have the soil and .tho climate, all we need now is.the education" along be lines of bean culture." Per Atre Mr. Klmball raises about three, ton's f beans to the acre.'1 They are worth! n'the neighborhood of a ton. Thus we a ?600 return from ill cre'of this crop: The culture Is not difficult. Mr. KirobaU plants the leans four and a half inches apart and makes the rows 30 inches apart This iroyldes ample space for healthy jrowth, cultivation and an avenue for he sunlight, three essentials in tho production of a good crop The beans were planted' three ceks later .than usual on account of .ho backward spring, buf they are now beautifully matured and hardening With anether pf hot weather they will be ready to harvest. Mr. Kimball also has a that are an extra heavy yieider and of superior flavor. There are ex- cellent for canning. Pea Culture Next Next season Mr. Kimball. will go into pea 'culture somewhat heavier :han in the past. There Is always a ready sale; for peas, -lie has six var- ieties of peas which are yielding enormously. The poda have on an Secretary of Producers An nounces Action Against 'Board -of. Commerce Order TORONTO, Sept. S.'T-Wlth refer- ence'to the order made at .Ottawa by.the.Board stralning the milk producers and the dairy companles-here from .charging any more tHarii the Aug- ust: price for pending'a'de- cision.of the board as to the prices that should be ftn; secretary of the Milk'Pro- ducers' safd' .last night that the producers would fight, the order. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. Radio messages flatbed from the 'army transport General Goethals to the Philadelphia navy yard via Caps May told of the rescue of the officers and crew of the sub- marine 8-5 early today after they had spent nearly two days locked in the disabled vessel beneath the 'Atlantic ocean 55 miles south.of Cape.Henlopen., It wit. .three o'clock this morning when Lieu- tenant-Commander. C._ M. Cooke, wh'o- exercised ,hls pre'rosative of, being the-last man to leave, his vessel! vaa taken aboard the steamer Aljnthurst. Amateur Operator Heard Call Niae hours had elapsed since the light of the submarine been made public'through a Trlreless call licked np by an amateur operater In Cpnn. It was a' small luoy, a development ot the great Tfar, ogether.Tfith. the vigilant eye ot a ookout oa the bridge ot the transport General GoethalB, that gave the thirty men on their chance or life! This sriiall buoy, with a bel and bnzier device'that .can be oper- ated when is submerged, is part of the equipment of all submar am.-'. It was cast loose -when the S-5 went down. The-lookout on the Goe- .it, being attracted by its bell, as well as .the fact that It was not noted on the chart. Submerged 35 Hours A small boat, with an officer in com. mand, was -lowered troni the trans- port1 to" .investigate. When the buoy was reached, .the buzzer could be heard, Tha. officer cut fato the con- nection and quickly there came this message submarine S-5; has oeen submerged fpr 36 hours. Air IB running abort. Machinery is damag- ed.: Send for help." This plea was sent broadcast by the wireless, of the General Goethals. Among those who responded was the steamer Alanthnrst, which -with the army, transport stood.by the submarine and managed to attach grappling hooks :o its stern. Holding the submarine in a vertical position, a hole was bor- ed through her plates and air pumped through to the suffering crew who had almost given up all hope pf rescue. In meantime the call'fpr help had been picked up bythe navy wire- less statipns and by command of Sec- retary" Daniels destroyers we're rush- ed to the rescue from New York, Newport News and Philadelphia. MAYOR ALIVE, SINKS Terence MacSwiney Still Has a 'Slender Hold on Rapidly SPECIAL SIASS IS CONDUCTED FOR HIM Before all these Mine to reach -the vessels had had scene, however, word was flashed that all the crew had been taken aboard the steamer AlsJithurst. Sept. Unit- ed States submarine S-5 was being kept barely at the surface of. the At- lacttc ocean, 55 miles east 'of Cape Henlop'eo, tonight by a precarious hold secured on. her stern by the'General Opethals, an army transport, while a dozen vessels ot the navy are racing from various points to her rescue. With her screw- ot four officers aud 26 men the'submarine had been sub- merged, for. 36 hours, but through a hole cut In her stern' by the.crew of the General Goethals enough air is being'pumped to-keep the men alive until naval equipment.rushed on the fastest vessels available can get there to complete her rescue. S-5 In Tow PHILADELPHIA, Sept steamer slow- ly with the submarine S-5 in tow It Is now eipected to: reach'the Dela- ware down the Delaware river from Philadelphia, Sept. A repirt made on Mayor MacSwiney's con- dition shortly after noon he> was rapidly approaching u'neon-; tcjousness. He wai too. Weak dur- ing the morning to carry on. a con- versation, It was iald. LONDON, Sept. Terence Map Swiuey, lord mayor who is ir. a critical condition in Britton prison as a result of his hunger strike, which began; August 12, was .reported this morning to sinking' rapidly be yerj- much This statement No Signs of Break In Miners' Decision That Strike Shall Proceed Government Hopes to Have Backing of Public in Fight Against Nationalization of ers' Plan for General Lockout Frowned Upon (Continued on Page G. T. R. ARBITRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER OTTAWA, Jept. ia ex- pected that the QMntJ'Trunk Rail- way arbitration board wifl beain the taking of evlclenie in Mon- treal In the first of Novem- ber; A definite clnte Itac hot yet been fixed.- -x Provincial Convention Held Up Till Ferguson Clears.VP Timber Deals TOIlON'TO, Sept. la said the proposed provincial .convention of the Liberal-Conservatives of Ontario whfotT has hee'n fixed for October 2' and 28, may bo postponed until Jan uary) aa Hon. O. Howard Ferguson the acting Conservative leader, wlshe to make his sIMement to Justices Rid dell and Latchford in connection with the limber Investigation before th convention is held. Mr. Ferguson fx presses confidence lhat he can elea up any matters which ara now riot in In his administration of th tlop.'irlmcnt of forests, .lanils .an mines. However, some important, (oca Conservatives are said to 60 some -wliat insistent that the dates set for the convention ho adhered to. LONDON, Scpl. only half hour discussion ,the min- ra' delegales yesterday unani- mously decided to issue strike notices, and tonight there vet any signs of citlier side in the 'asses Silver in Six Months of Year Yields TORONTO, Sept. is he onilng increasingly important as a old producer, according to a report ssued hy the department-of-mines or the province. In first half of tho province Increased .its old production 22 jser cent. OVCT that f the corresponding period In 1919. first time since the discovery jf Cobalt in 191S, Ontario's gold pro- llon is greater lhan'its.sliver pro- uciion, In the first six months'of 1913, the province produced ounces of gold, worth while this roso ounces worth In 1920, Although jump cd to six times last year's output for he half year, only 184.46 ounces of the precious mojal was produced. Sllvei (reduction declined over ounces. ASSETS DOUBLE LIABILITIES YET COMPANY ASSIGNED TORONTO, Sept'. fin- ancial statement, of the Dominion 'Shipbuilding company, which as- signed several a> sub- mitted to a meeting of the cred- itors, yesterday by the mlgnee, Osier Wide, showed aeseU of leaving an apparent jurplus of Insufficient liquid assets to satisfy wags elajms Was given as the immediate cause of the failure. FINANCE MINISTER DISCUSSES FINANCING OF 1920 GRAIN CROP TORONTO, Sept. Henry Drayton, minister of finance, met the officials o! tho Canadian Blinkers' As- sociation hero yesterday when, tho Inancing of the western crop in said :o discussed and arrange- ments made for the marketing ot tho grain. Later Sir Henry attended a meeting of the Bond Dealers' Associa- tion and discussed the Victory bond situation with the memhers. It Is un- derstood that the government's recent decision as to tho prices of the honds was favorably received hy tho associa- tion, who promised co-operation In tho marketing of tho bonds. NEW YORK PLUMBERS' STRIKE MAY CALL OUT OTHER BUILDER! NEW Sept. of tho strike ot trades employees to Include carpenters, electricians and others engaged in apartment building and a total, of workers estimated at Pro dieted today by labor leaders, uniess the plumbers' grievances wore amic- ably settled. The move Is to ho dis- cussed at a meeting to be held to- night. lisputc malting an approach t he other. The government up lears confident thai it has Ihc nation at its back. The miners on the other hand, are pushing [O'thc forefront (heir- dcnihn< thai the government rescind il recent increase of 14 shillings ion in the price of domestic coal hoping thereby to enlist.public favor. As far "as mediation is con- cerned, it is believed nothing wil! be done imtil Premier Lloyd George returns to London. Much strong feeling has been provok- ed by the proposal made by the National Union of Manufactur- ers for a national lockout-in 'Ihc event of the ininers striking. The proposal is generally oppos- of hla condition was made by his brother, Sean MacSwiney, after" he left the prison this Dioroins. ,At the lord mayor's request me nr bers of his family visitcil him thi: morning and expressed fear that tho'edd wVs'not far away. Tho s to eel I 1 n cl uded MacSwiney's wiTe, his biothert Sean. MaeSwiney, andrhis sisters, AnnU arid Slary MacSwiney. They arrived. at S.Sft. o'clock and remained for 45 minutes. -.i.l..' _. Father Dominlct, privata .chaplain to nfacSwiney. conducted a speciu! mass this morning In the prisou. Condition Last Night LONDON, Sept 2 condition t Lord" Mayor) JlacSwIney. as an- nouuced tonight at Brlztoa was -with- iut change. He was said to be Tery weak. Colby Asked Not to Act BOSTON, SepU; The loyal coali- .ion of which Damerest Lloyd is presi- dent, '.today sent to Secretary ;pf Slate; Dolby a telegraphic protest agalnat m the case of Terence i MacSwineyi who Is' on a hunger- strike iu an Englisn prison "The starvation fromlwhlch ne'is is-stltintllcteii The case fs not ill any sense a proper concern of the ernment'of the United States, protest adds. Ulsterites Meet BELFAST, Sept., -The mo.st urg- ent, and important .business, says an oITlcIal report, was .transacted '-at; thd meel.Ing of the -Ulster Unionist -coun- ell today in connection with the grave situation facing the loyalists of the province. Certain proposals were adopted. nil-- a view tp meeting. the demand" for full and immediate pro-' lection of those whose .lives are im- perilled by tho present disturbances, the report adds. Meanwhile, the coun- cil earnestly appeala.to all loyal sub- jects of the King to" assist the author- ities in. maintaining law and Wipore Is Likely To Get Acclamation McCuri Nominations ers Jtehirid Capt. Dixon Fight Hard in Colchester OTTAWA, Sept. 3. (Canadian W. K. AVigmore, minis- ter of customs, leaves today for St. John to be present at his nomination on Monday. Unless the unexpected happejis, the event will prove to.bo aa acclainallou and the new minister will at the inflict hardsliir) on innocent workers, but to bring nbout a billcr fight hciwccii capilul kbor. MOTOR BOAT RACES AT TORONTO T TII'' i i be able lo return loJ his dull cd, as calculated as not only io capitai wuhout a contest. From Colchester county, where Hon. V. B. JlcCurdy is sure to be opposed by Captain the news received 's quite different1 In goyornmcnt cles it Is frankly anticipated that the new ministei' ot public works is hav- ing tiiiite a fight pn Ms hands." lie will remain In the conslltuency until the vote is polled, personally, super- vising the arrangements forthe cam- paign. Advices from Colchester state that the 'farmers :have brought consider- able outside speaking talent into the constituency and that tbo Tight Is gel: ting holler every day" Neverthelesi, the expectation In government circles Is that the minister will be returned with a considerable margin. re MANITOBA DEFERRED ELECTION DATES SET 'f ft WINNIPEG, Sept. was officially announced yesterday that the deferred election for The ras constituency will lake "place on September 28, with ff nominations September -H. 't L t TORONTO, Sept. boat races In connection with th'e Canadian National Exhibition were begun yes- terday on thft Uke front, leopard .V, owned by Griffith Clarke, who also had two other boats jn the contest, won tho 10 mile race In Helena II of Toronto won tho 20-mllo event In 1-5, Leopard V being second, The pnly contestant outside o( Toron -Speeder II, owned by Hon KotiCrt Rogers, Winnipeg, Speeder I ilroripcd out of llio 20-niHe race a Ihe the'second Up, FRENCH PRESIDENT REGAINING HEALTH, HOLDS RECEPTIONS I'AUIS, Sept. S.-rPresidenl Deac.han- el's diplomatic receptions occuring to- day at Kamljoulllet, his country home, are receiving considerable attention 'rom the press, this being tho first lime such ceremonies have been held since the accident which befell the president on his railway Journey last May. Tha fact that the receptions were arranged for is taken a sign of the president's wish to dhow that hU health has. again become normal. BLACK'S PLACE NOT FILLED OTTAWA, Sept. has been no appointment'as yet to tho'vacancy on the Soldier Settlement Dkfart] cans ed by the resignation'.ot Black who recenlly nciieptedilhe pbsltjon o: chief executive dlr'ect6r of the Nat tonal Liberal and Cpnspivaltve party. NO WONDER THEY KICK HAMILTON, Sept. As a result of a check on out- going calls frora the telephones In the city hall here, H is slat-, ed "that on the proposed new scale of charges by, Ihe Boll Telephone would, cosl the city abooM2.MO morp a year for clly.ihall telephones than the city now. v y ;