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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME xra. LOTHBRIDGK, ALBERTA. .SEPTEMBER 8, 1920 .NUMBER 228 RAILWAY RATES GIVEN BIG BOOST DEMAND OF RAILWAYS THE POLICE Uefore British Government Will Consider Liberation of Hunger Strikers LORD MAYOR SAID TO BE BRIGHTER Opposed To Stoppage of Coal Mines Says a Leading Labor Leader 'PORTSMOUTH, England, Sept. executive committee 'of the federation. which is attending the Trades. Union Con- gress here has decided to accept the invitation of Sir. Robert Home, the. mlnliter of labor, to meet him regarding the threaten- ed coal strike.. The committee will proceed to London for 3 conference with the labor minis- ter- Thursday. In an'address to the congress on the subject of the miners' de- mz'nds, J. H. Thomas, general sec- retary of the rallwaymen's organ. Izatlori, pointed out that the rail- waymen and the {ransport work- ers had unanimously decided to support the miners in their claims, which are regarded as Just and reasonable. ''it Is assumed in some he added, 'thai the miners are especially anxious for a- stoppage, but my answer on behalf of every member and union official Es that the stoppage of the mines Is the last thing we desire." LONDON, Sept. Mc- Swjney, lord mayor of Cork, en- tered today on the 27th day of his strike which, began on August 12, following his arrest by British authorities at Cork. Re- ports from Brixton prison, where" he is incarcerated, stated he was a little; brighter this morning but much weaker and-more exhaust- ed. It was.added he had passed f. fairly good night, Must Cease Attacks on Police. LONDON, Sept. that RapondMay Attempt to Float A Debenture Issue Locally Proposed to Spend Large Sum On Concrete Sidewalks C: P.'R. Beeds Lots (From Our Own Correspondent) RAYMOND, Sept. Tie Raymond to'wn council may follow the example of fleglna this fall aud float a munici- attacks upon police In Ireland must j pal issue at home ori: the strength of j Exchange telegraph. The patch adds that Monte and Soloa were badly'wrecked. .Great-Damage.Sustained ROME, Sepfe of lives are been lost in the tils trict- 'Florence which was sarorp.Iy jiihaX4u. by aa earthquake yesterdayririOrbinir. As reports from Ihe stricken'regiori come in over fait eriiig. telegraph and telephone lines the lextent of. i the: disaster seems, ti] fie Etowing_ajid a possibilit the dam age rhai more serfou JUST AN IDEA OF AMERICAN CRANKS ADELAIDE, South Sept. fivorlng prohibition were rejected by the Anglican lynod, in session here yeiterdiy. During _tho debate on the resoiirtlont, onf'vf the speak- ers. Rev. Mr. Walker, said: "Prohibition "'Is antl-Chrlstlan arid the idea of. American cranks." RailwapenNot Satisfied; Want 30 p.c. Increase Twenty; Per Cent. Advance in Wages Does Not Meet With Approval grand B New Rates Effective Next Reduction Takes Place in Come Back in a Year's Freight Rates in Eastern Canada Than the West. OTTAWA, Sept. virtue of a judgment will be issued'from the offices of the railway commission- ers, probably tqmprrqw> railway companies in Canada are granted an increase of forty per cent: in Eastern Canada freight rates and.35 per cent, in western freight rates, effective next, September 13. and -tn wtir.inw in force 31. AfteFueceniber 31 the increase in the freight rate in Eastern is reduced from forty to thirty-five per pent, and in Canada from 35'to 30 per cent. This increase is applicable to all freight commodities with this exception of those which are expressly stipulated in the judgment and for: which special provision is made. Simultaneously .Syith the increase in freight rates, pass- enger rates all cpiuitiy are advanced 20 per cent-., so long as they dp hot exceed four cents a This in- crease is effective only.'to. December 31. After that; date and for the six months-period from January 1, 1921, to OTTAWA, sept. S.-A. B. Mosher, july l, July passenger rates return to those in force at the pres-; For Seventy-Seven American Dollars NEW YORK, Sept: pic- ture Instruction schools" claiming ability to transform all ,comers into "Him alars" for the modest sum of J77 or thereabouts, 'are under investi- gation by District Attorney Lewis in Brooklyn. L Scrub women and mothers of large families were said today by Mr, Lewis to have fallen victims to advertise- ments for "pupils" .paying a "classifi- cation test" fee of two dollars and subscribing to complete' courses of 25 lessons nl three dollars each. No effort .to procure employment for graduates Is made, Mr. Lewis said, but handsome., diplomas are awarded at the end of the tuition period. WINNIPEG, Sept In freight rates'will effect a ser- ious handicap on the producers of foodstuffs. Above all elce, it will be just another big barrier to the unsettled pioneer districts Canada. This was the opinion of N. P. Lambert, secretary of the Canadian.Council of Agriculture, speaking today of the announce- ment of the railway commission. "The .he added, at a most unfortunate'time, just as prices were showing' signs of declining, it starts the 'vicious circle' all over again." Increases In cost of grain pro- ducts to the consumer and a .de- crease in prices paid the producer were predicted by Norman president of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. The 1 erritoryr Iqlently.. .disturbac seems'lo be lozengfrabapvdjWltb Flo: ence'at the southern cud Modenaj at'the uortbern. It along the1 coast and runt over the Ap-. penines eastward for upwards 'of 100 miles: In this district there are many populous towns and no as yet been received from riiany of them. Th'ero eyery indication that .the shock was a severe one; and reports in the earthquake' zone that buildings crumbled beneath the strain -of tbe convulsion ot the earth. 'At Pivlizano, a town of in- First Oi! Burner To Come Through St, Lawrence Cost As Much To Equip For Oil, As Ship's Original Cost Manitoba He Says Has Control Over Freight Rates WINNtPEQ, Sept. state- merit given, out today by Hon. Robert repeated his con- tention that the' government of. Manitoba has control over freight rates charged on the Canadian National Railway from the head of the lakes to Manitoba points and on Inter-Manltoban service- Mr. Rogers' clalrn Is thatths prov- was given "full and complete" power to fix rates on Canadian Northern lines within these lim- its by. agreements signed in 1901 and that the federal government has Inserted the. obligations'put on the Canadian Northern by these documents, which continue la effect until 1930. Wins in Re pu til lean Senatorial Coniest in New Hamp- shire MAXCHESTETV N.-H, Sept. Henator George II. Moses, opponent of tho League of Nations anil of woman suffrage, wns re-nominated by tho KepuliUcans In yesterday's primary by a plurality of about over Iluntloy N. Spawning, former fowl ad- ministrator, according to returns at land today. The total veto was ap- proximately Raymond B. Stevens, of La nil a It, received tho Democratic senatorial nomination, defeating Albert W Peterborough. The three-cornered contest for the 'Republican nomination for- governor was wop by Albert C. Hrown, chair- man of the slate tit commission. QUEBEC, Sept. maiden trip of tho C. P. O. S. Empress 'of Britain as an oil burner, which was successfully completed on lier- nrrival hero yesterday marked the passage through the St. Lawrence route of the first oil burning passenger vessel, The fact that it cost an amount. ml to the original emu expended for her construction lo ro-fit hero as an oil burner atHctl additional Interest to hcr'firsl voyage with the new ciiulp- menl. The trip from Liverpool to Quebec required five days 22 hours nnd 20 minutes, or an average of 18 knots u.G, and Caplaln Oriflllhs, ns well as tho officers of the vwsel were all unanimous In approving the oil burning systeiil. A tolal of passengers was car- ried by tbe Empress, inrlurting ilrst-class, 284 second-cla-'is ana 701 Ililrd-tlnss. LLOYD GEORGE IS BACK IN .ENGLAND LONDON, Sept. Lloyd George reached London un- expectedly tonight from Lucerne. He travelled direct instead of through Paris M 'Ad been plann- ed. habitants, 'near every Building was damaged and many com- pletely, destroyed. -Among the- col- lapsed structures is the post office, in tlie rulus of wliich is the entire staff. Solicra, in the province of Massa MariUhna, and Monti, nearby, were partly destroyed. Htvesano, Komi and Montlgnoro are reported in'rulns, while in Marina and Carrara, many structures have collapsed. At Viareg- gio the cathedral of St. Paul was de- stroyed, and at Castle PTSECO Us Sotto tie ceiling of a cnurclt was shat- tered. Panic prevails at as a result of tho catasclysm ami from'Oavina and Limes there come reports of lives being lost. At Villa Franca, in Lur.l- glana, an endre buried in tlie ruins of their borne, and the vil' lagc of Vigetta was entirely destroyed. Serious.damage was ddno In Ihe Frignano district where houses col- lapsed, and at where a number of bouses fell.. Sant Andre and Vievejclago were' badly damaged, but Ihe number of victims has not been ascertained. King Returns PISA, Italy, Sspl. Victor Emmanuel with his suite, who carr.o {to this city immediately after ho re- ceived news of the earthquake In thia [Vicinity, went this morning In visit districts in biiscany which were af- fecfcd by the shock. confirmed, the tho ic- cent.'oticrgaBe'ptjZO did not unslciiled labor- en.y.The erivloyees demanded an in- crease of thiriyiper. centt'of the pres- ent wages. The 'Canadian National Railway offered to apply the recent award of the United suites Labor Board, which represented an increase of 20 per cent, over award of two years ago'to these employees, many ot whom already received through schedule in- creases greater than those represent- ed, by the award of the United Stales Labor Board. Committees representing the em- ployees ot eastern lines will resume negotiations with the officials of the Canadian National Hallways hut no arrangements have yet beoji msde, Mr, Mosher said, for joint representa- tion to bo made before the Canadian Nations? Railways and the1 Grand Trunk Railway. About five thousand are affected on the'eastern lines of the Canadian National Hallways. enttime, The. judginent.-vvill authorize increased of per cent, in sleeping, cai- rates; and parlor .car rates and arivin- crease of 20 Former Members of Royalty Take Jobs As Maids GENEVA, Sept, Eighty members of the Hapfiburg family are in great financial distress, for- mer Empress Zita of Austria safcT ,o a visitor in Prangins, where she and the former Emper- or Karl arc living. They are archdukes, archduchesses and minor branches of the dynas- ty. Their incomes have stopped and they have also suffered great ICES through the rate of ex- change- tht exiles have been forced to accept sttuatFons In order to live, several archduchesses becoming governesses and others becom- ing- maids, The archdukes are entering business as Junior Revolts Against Soviet at Moscow LONDON, Sept ser- ious revolts against the Russian soviet government have broken out In Mos- cow and have been suppressed with much bloodshed, says a dis- patch to the Exchange Telegraph company filed .in Copenhagen yes- terday. It quotes telegrams re- ceived in that clly fMm Riga'. CONSTERNATION IN TORONTO, Sept merit of an Increase In 'freight rates of forty pep eastern Canada and per cent. In the west, to become effective1 on Monday next, has'caused great consternation amonfl'the Meaders in the industrial ,and bualness world. Very outspoken last night, in condemnation of tlie railway com- mission's judgment waS' Hugh Blaln, president of the Canadian Wholesale Grocers' Association, who was promlnent'ln combatting the proposed Increase during the few weeks ago at Ot- tawa, "Jt [s very much of a surprise to me that the shoufd be granted their full he said to the "The publfe cJnnot have confidence in a mission which gives such a 'judg- ment. It is a very'serious mat- ter, j was prepared to 'accept a compromise, but 1 never expected to see the railways get alE they -asked. It Is 3 most extraordin- ary position for the commission to take arid will create lack of confidence. v "The result ts bound to be a very great hardship upon the con- sumer. The result must be to raise.prices again to a very large degree because the Consumer will have to pay At least 100 per cent, more than the Increase In freights will amount to." When In Ottawa arguing against' the rate increase Mr, Bfaln prc- McCurdy's Defeat Might Mean General Election; Is Having Hard Fight i WINNIPEG, Sept. Kreo Press equal at least. He Is !i man with an dispatch from Ollflifii fays: Nominations for tho ministerial 'by- elections in SI. John and Colchester lake placo tomorrow, r-'rom present Indications, Hon. H. W. Wlgmorc, min- Isler of customs, will secure an accla. matlon In the former seat, but in Col- chester, lion. K. XicCurdy, minister of public, works, must fight for his life, So far, ncltlier, Liberal, Labor nor has come- forward an opponent to Mr. Wifitnore in St. John, 1 In Colchester, on the contrary, the f fiirmors havo a candidate in the per- son of Capl, Hugh Ilickson. (wllh two who for the past, fortnight has been waging a campaign of tho winning or at least runnlne-up viiriely, .which has forced the support- ers of Mr. JlcCurdy- to exert their ut- most cftorix and' which has caused the government itself to assume a serious altitude. Mr. McCurdy la recognized as a strong and Influential campaigner. Capt; Dickson. lg. lookcil upon as his enviable military record, is recogniz- ed in a constituency 75 per cent, rural as the Farmers' candidate, and, in addition, Is a num. of'moans..-In the provincial election, the Farmers elect- ed two candidates in Colchester, In the federal they have defeat- ing the ministerial candidate and the government Is not unaware of the dan- ser of his candidacy. Defeat of Jir. JlcCnrdy would be a serious Wow to .tho prestlgo of the new adminlstra- sented a of figures to bear.': hit contention-that this public paid more than double any. adde'd exaction in freight 'charges, be- cause the extra was ed more than once, freight being pald-on raw materials and again upon the rnantrfactured product, during-the complicated course af distribution. "The ,.sff-ct-- upori busineis In general It bound to....... be continued Mr. Blaln. "The increase comes' at a time when the consumer was beginning to feel relief and now we are. to have fresh inflation of prices." Increase .of Living VANCOUVHSk Sept. [he increase In freight rates granted the railways bjr tie Board of Jlallway Commissioner! will mean a consider-- able increase in the cost of llTing.tp Uritish Columbians, is the opinion oi-' pressed hero by P. W. JlcClintock. chairman of the transportation bur- eau of tho board of trade, in com- menting on the decision, of the rail- way board. Mr. McCHntoek-: stitee that "Ihe increased rate will certain- ly mean an lucre'ase inj tbe cost of living in Vancouver, for the cott of the Increased freight on goods brought from the east mnst be paid by the conBiimer. At the present time Brit- ish Columbia is at a disadvantage a? compared with, the prairies, the freight rale la 50 per cent, lower than to Vancouver, and the board of trade IB planning, to make an appeal to Ihe Board of Hallway Commission- ers lo.be'put on. the prairie basis. "It is only the consumer In British Columbia who is hit because gpods shipped from Montreal to HbTigfeong hava a special throiig'a rate, and. to hat extent Vancouver as a. shipping icrt may not be materially affected. On the other hand, as goods can ihlpped out from a centre like To- ronto at 5 per cent, less than from Vancouver, -we in the west are placed under a Add to Lumber Cost VANCOUVER, Sept. men here are of the opinioli that the eT? schedule of freight rates aulhbr-