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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta Every Lethbridge Person Must Register to Vote on Referendum VOLUME XIIL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1C, 1920 NUMBER 235 Wall St., New York, Scehe of Terrib 7 ____________ 7 Governor Lowden's Republican Group Looks To Be Badly Beaten in Illinois CHICAGO, Sept. head- ed by Len Small at Kankaked (or governor, and Congressman Frank Smith of. for United States senator, and which had the support ot flavor H; Thompson, iv.ore lead- ing in today's Illinois primaries in late returns. The Thompson faction ticket liad a large majority over that headed by [Ueut.-Goveruor Oglesby [or governor unrt McKinley for senator supported by Governor Frank 0. Lbwden. Ou the Democr'ntie side former Sen- fetor James Hamilton Lewis led his opponent for the gubernatorial nomi- nation, Barrett O'Hara by about five to ono. A. close race developed In the j5cTnocratlo rioiuiiiatiuu for United Klatss eon a tori'--- Robert B. Burnley, Chicago, .leading Peter A. Walker, Kewanee, by late returns with jnaayVvpr'cglqts. to hear from. wougb.-'oue. man.was.killed, halt..a dozen kidnapped and a score injured jii fights around Cook county polling election officials tonight de- clared that the election had been quiet" and; that dls-, brderi h'ad'pot great'as they pad M. precinct worker kill- fed, was slibl by a policeman who said; jFennessy drew a gun. Section of Wheat At Raymond Goes 35 Bus. to Acre A NEGRO ON ARKANSAS TICKET HOCK, Ark., Sept. It Is officially announced that the name of-Jas. II. Blount, a negro, will appear OK -tha ballot in tie November general election as a. candidate for governor' of Arkansas. o TIESUP SHIPS Seamen's Union on Great Lakes Rrfuse To Go To Work French Assembly Called to Con- sider Selection of Successor j. 1 'Special to The Hcrnlil) Sept. Threshing IB progressing favorably in this dis- trict and In Welling. Operations in tho latter, district bognn Monday morning. The wheat yield thus far reported is very gratifying; There is Nothing to change the predictions made by your correspondent some time ago that the average Ire Shout 28 bushels. While some wheat Is running low others are averaging lilgh. For instance, J. J. Siangan, one Raymond's wheat barons, had some V'heat that threshed 37 bus lids to the. dcre. He hai! a section that averaged B5 bushels. Tho average his en- fire acreage, acres, will prob- ably- be not less than 30 bushels. Much the wheat is weighing over, CO pounds. .James S. Anderson reports his wheat weighing 61 pounds and J. DIFFERENCE OVER SCALE OF PKlCESj h F SAUIVr STB. MARIE, OnL, Sept. hundred 'jreat :Lakes sailors are walking tho Kl'rGe'ts toilay follow- ing a complete walkout by crews of. four Can_adian freighters here as result of a striko prd'er.from" the secretary of. the'vlnternatibnal. Scamens' Union at.Midland, "Issued when steamship companies madrono answer to the un- ion's demands for, a; .revised scale of. wages... T Th'e steamship' companies were asked for .a- ,scale_pa Sep- tember 1 days to answer. With, forthcoming the. yes- terday. cd include an increase of. from the present monthly wage, to 5SO for coal passers and. vdcck hands; an in- crease of for wheelsmen, boat- swains, firemen, cooks, porters, ards, etc. Ships Tied Up FORT WILLIAM, Ont., Sept. Seven Canadian shipsrare tied np in the harbor here as a result of the call- ing out lhy the Seamen's union of all the crews of Canadian vessels in the harbor to enforce their demands for an increase in, wages that amounts to an average cent. Only .the mates, engineers and -captains are aboard. The boats are the Mid- land.King. Glen Glen Mount, Home Smith, Asslnihola, Manitoba and Maple Branch. The passengers who were to go down the lakes by the Assinibola were taken' east today on a special train by the C. P. U. The' i longshoremen "are working on the boats, and loading and unloading Is i going on as usual. j No Indication is given here RS to 1 how long the strike may last as the whole walkout is engineered from headquarters in Toronto. -All Is quiet on the docks and threats of arrest of the men for 'quitting their ships and breaking "contracts made iasl night have not been' carried out. Anderson's-Bed Bobs weighed C3 pncleaned. Flax yiidds aro light. Few oats havo heen threshed up to Ibis time. W. T. R. PRESTON SELECTED AS LIBERAL CANDIDATE HOPE, Ont, Sept. a liberal convention at Orono today, W. fj. R. Preston, former Mherel organiz- was selected as tho Liberal candl- Kale for tho house of commons in the pext-election in Durham county. AUSTRIA DESIRES UNION W1TH.GERMANY VIENNA, Sept. Carl Ren- ner, chancellor of the Austrian repub- lic, announced .today that the removal, of the prohibition, against the union of Austria and.Germany will he re- quested of, tho council of. the League of Nations at the- meeting which that, body will hold In Paris in November. He claimed that the people of Austria desire the union. HUNDRED AMERICANS WILL INQUIRE INTO IRISH ATROCITIES f OTTAWA, Sept. Garrison Vlllard announced Ia5t night that 100 representative. "Americana had accepted the Invi- tation of his magazine, "The Nat- to constitute a non-partisan commission to charges of atrocities In Irclr.nil made against one another by the British gov- ernment and Sinn Fein. The an-' nounoement saya ,the "Committee of ipO on Ireland" as It will be known, feels that some neutral action Fs necessary in order to preserve Anglo-Saxon friendship and to prevent the spread of ill- wilt with the possibility at sucti Irritatidn driving the United States and Great Britain Into war. Referring to Anglo-American fi.l.atlont, th.o i.nv.ltjtlp.n one grave result of the present situation is the rapid growth of antt-Britlsh feeling whjch serious- ly threatens the unspeakable cal- amity of war between the United States and Great Britain and en- dangers the peace of the world. The program of.the committee U not fully developed but Its sponsors suggest (hat the British government, Sinn Fein and others be asked to present such evid- ence of violence or wrong-doing as they posssa. The committee, It Is said, will designate from its own members or outside, a small committee to hear testimony and make "a thorough and impartial The committee plans to begirt sessions In Washington early In October, RAMBOUILLET, France, Sept. Deschanel, president of France, presented his resignation from that office today. The presi- dent at his residence here gave his letter of resignation and a presidential message to accom- pany it to Premier Millerand will read the documents to the senate and chamber of deputies on Tuesday. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEETS PARIS, Sept. national assembly will convene at Ver- sailles Sunday, September 25 to consider the election of a succes-' sor to President Deschanel, ac- cording to an official .announce- ment today. Premier Mllterand will receive -the presidents of'the senate and chamber of deputies tomorrow af- ternoon to discuss the convoca- tion of parliament. OVERSUBSCRIBED v BY MILLIONS Associated North- cliffe papers'." Issues of pounds of 8 per cent, debentures In the Anglo-New Foundland Paper Mills'has1 been over-scrib- ed by millions. CONVICTED :OF TISZA'S ASSASSINATION BUDAPEST, Sept. .men have been- convicted of the assassination of Count Stephen Tisza, who was shot and killed November 1, fl13, and have been sentenced to'-be hanged. Others Implicated IK the plot have been given prison, MEIGHEN NOW A RIGHT HONORABLE OTTAWA, Sept. advices were .received'today that the King '-has been graciously pleased to-appbint the Premier of Canada a member of his privy council. The -_ appointment will confer on Mr. Meighen the title of right honorable. Government is Appeal OTTAWA, Sept. 16. (Canadian against the recent ruling of the Board of. Railway Com- increasing railway pass- enger and freight rales will bo heard by the-cahinet council at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29. All part- ies who have sent messages of protest to the government against the board's decision or have Intimated a desire to appeal-are today being notified to this effect. It is further intimated that other so desiring, will be given opportunity io present their views. Generally speaking, the grounds taken for appeal to the cab- inet are nlong the lines ot those taken for appeal to the cabinet by oppo- nents of tho rate increases when the case came before the railway commis- sioners. Coyfi: Act WINNIPEG, fiept. of the Winnipeg board of trade from the freight rate rulings of the Board of Hallway Commissioners will bo heard by the governor-general in council at Ottawa on September 2fl. Mr. Coyno will present the appeal arguments before the governor-gen- eral and will be accompanied by two other members of tho board. M'SWINEY 'BEGINS SSTH DAY OF HUNGER STRIKE LON.DON, Sept. -'lord .mayor of Cork who today begarv the 35th day of his hunger much weak- sr morn'rig .after spending a batTni-rrt, according to the re- "port to the home office from the prison where the lord-mayor Is incarcer- ated. TKePi? doctors stated M'Swlney had; enjoyed less rest 'than for several nights previously. The-lord the rnorrlr Ing bulletin .issued' by the Irish pass- ed-a very bad: nijrjl was very weak arid'worn out this' morning. Possibility Of Miners' Strike FRENCH PRESIDENT WANDERS LONDON, Sept. for a settlement of the miners' dispute with the government without a strike in the coal industry today. The miners'.executive resum- ed its conferences this afternoon with Sir Robert Home, president of tho board of trade, for the purpose of mak- ing .new-proposals, according to newspaper reports, the miners defin- itely dropped-their demand-for a re- duction in the price of coal. The miners are now said to be seek- Ing assurances from tho government that the price of dial shall not bo in- creased-lo the consumer to make up! for any increase in wages which the' men may obtain. osion Disaster Fatal to Thirty; Three Million Dollars Lost; Cause Not Yet Discovered Minister Accepts Defi of Montreal asters MONTREAL, Sopt masters in this city a short time ago threatened to take damago action against- Rev. Dr.. John R. Slrattan, who In'a recent sermon In New York, mada a sweeping denunciation ot dancing. In reply the clergyman said he to Montreal and make !he same statements if invited. The president and vice-president of the Montreal Dancing-.Masters' Asso- ciation hare tent him a telegram ask- ing him to come here and Investigate conditions "existing heie in the danc- ing world." They assure him of s courteous reception and ask that It he finds the schools in this city a legitimate and well-conducted busi- ness he will state this fact to. the public. Summer Fallowed Land Yield- v- ing Up to. 35 Bushels An Acre (Special to the Herald) cut- ting Is finished except some late oats; Threshing Is in full swing. The sum- mer fallow is yielding from, 27 to 35 bushels per acre, while the stuhblo la going about 20 bushels to the acre. The grain is a grade, as most of it is going unmoor one northern. Eleven threshing outfits aro going steadily, and if good weather con- tinues, the will be nil done by the end of the present month. Ths ssccr.d crop of alfalfa in up. and will yield nbout ono ton per acre. DESPITE DRAWBACKS IRON SPRINGS CHEERFUL PARIS, Sept. Chanel's determination to resign 'the office which he is expected to 'an-'! nounce to Premier Millerand today was reached IEJIOII tho advice of-his physicians, according to the Echo Do Paris. The president reached a de- cision in the matter several tago and since that time 1ms seemed to he much relieved over, the prospect ot a release from the burdens of public life. He rambled through Hamboulet Park with hla wife and children'yes- terday, newspaper ssys, and the fact, th'at lie !s scon to return to pri- vate life seems to have given him re- newed hope and "Tho latest chapter in l-.c llfo of M. Daschanel." says the newspaper, "reads llko an act from a .Shakes- pearlau'drama. A few mornings ago ho was found walking toward a lake in the park where his valet was fish- ing and it seemed "that he was drawn toward tho water by somo mysterious (orcc. Ho was led back to his apart- ments find physicians were hastily summoned, but they found no serious symptoms had mado their appear- ance." THREATEN TO IMPEACH U. S. FEDERAL JUDGES WASHINGTON, Sept. coin- miltce was appointed yesterday at tho Anti-Saloon League conference hers (o draft a resolution warning Unitcil Stalesifederal judges that unless sacreiliy perform their duties It; en- forcing prohibition laws, tho league will seek their impeachment. Charges were.made that some of tho federal judges had coddled bootleggers and moonshiners and that prohibition laws were being made a farce in somo sec- tions by light punishment. (Special to Herald.) IRON .SPRINGS, Sept. Cutting Is about completed in this vicinity; threshing is the order of the day. Although the yield is not heavy considering wind, cut worm and drought, Iron Springs district will occupy a first place in Southern Alberta for wheat growing this season. GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE BROKE AUSTRALIAN STRIKE Sept. As- sociated firm attitude of the Australian federal government has broken tho Sydney Iron workers' "no Saturday work" strike. The Times' correspondent says that tho result is another defeat for trade union ex- tremists whoso manifestos had sug- gested the capture of Italian factories as an example for Australia. Uncertain as to Whether Explosion Was De- liberate Attempt to Blow Up J. P. Morgan Co. Build- Theory Is That Truck Loaded with T.N.T. Accidentally Exploded Many Buildings in Finan- cial Centre Badly Demolished Hundreds in Hospi- tal Suffering From Injuries Troops Rushed to Pro- tect U. S. Treasury Building and Assist Police in Devastated Area None of the Morgan Firm Injured, Except Son of J. P, Stock Exchange Close'd Hurriedly. NEW YORK, Sept.' Estimates of the casualties in the explosion which shook the financial district at noon today, place the number of dead at 30 and the injured at 200, but it is admitted that these figures are merely approximate, as up to 3.30 this afternoon the police were not able to secure a complete list of the victims. The find- ing of fragments of window weights, smelling of powder, has led police officers to believe that the explosion was caused by a large bomb, but conflicting theories are still being advanced by the various officials who are investi- gating the disaster. The material damage is estimated at FIRST REPORTS OF EXPLOSION. NEW YORK, Sept. A explosion which rocked all of lower Manhattan occurred at noon-today out- side the offices of J. P. Morgan and company on Wall street. Several persons were killed and many others in jured. Junius Spencer- Morgan, son. of J. P. Morgan and a rnember. of the-firm, ;was badly by flying glass. Offi- cials of the company, denied first reports' that a bomb had exploded in the Morgan building. The list of casualties, mcsnting as, office of 'Mr TYPHOID EPIDEMIC If4 SH'iRBROOKE QUEDEC, Sept.- serious typhoid fever epidemic is preval- ent In Sherbrook! and vicinity. deaths feMn recorded. Soviet Army Is Being Recruited In Paris of ROME, Sept. for recruiting an Italian soviet army are going on In Milan, Tur- in, Naples and other large cities throughout the country, according to the newspaper Epoca, v.-hich prints a statement to this effect by.'a superior officer of the Italian army. It Is said that one of the leading chiefs of soviet organiza- tion la Enrico Malates, the an- archist leader. Signer a member of the chamber of deputies from Sicily and ranked among, the extreme revolutionists In the chamber, de- nies In an Interview with the Trl- buna any connection with this Al- leged Bolshevik army. Vella en- listed during thc-Wjir and refused promotion, and later was court- martialed for disseminating anti- war propaganda. He was convict- ed and received an additional sen- tence for'contempt of court. Counsels Moderation TURIN. Sept. Conciliation and mod- prallon are being urged by Premier Olollttl In conferences now in progress here with 'workmen and employers in the hope that a compromise which will satisfy both sides of the Italian metal workers' conflict may be reach- ed. A section of tho employers has suggested It might accept interven- tion in the" management of factories, and representatives of tho workmen havo asked If this intervention-would he exercised by the state in tho tr.- tcrcels of the men. excited word passed from mouth to mouth at was reported to have .reached 15 killed and 50 injured but an accurate count was Impossible In the Intense confusion that swept the financial district. It was equally Impossible an hour after the explosion occurred to deter- mine cither Its exact nature, or loca- tion for spectators were held hack by the police. It was reported, however, that shortly before noon an auto with tWo men drew up in front of tho Mor- gan offices and that when illorgau de- tectives approached the machine one Jiiim alighted and either accidentally or purposely droHlied what appeared to be a bomb. Occupants of a skyscraper looking down on Wall Street lold another ver- sion ot the auto story. They declared they had seen the car draw -lip and the men leavo It. The spectators ad- vanced tho theory that the bomb, if it was a bomb, had been timed, i This version differed from the first i as regards Iho two passengers and I iheir chauffeur. Tho first story had It that thoy were among the dead and 1 Injured. j Intense Excitement j Never in its history has lower Man-' Italian witnessed such excitement as! prevailed toilay. Trading on both j stock and curb exchanges was ordered Suspended for tho day a few minutes' after thp explosion occurred and from then on lower New York forgot Its business matters la attending to tho needs of the Injured. Fire apparatus and ambulances dashed through tho narrow, crooked streets of the financial district on j which lay a covering of shattered glass and the broken remains of men and horses. I Among the bodies were those of! thrso girls, terribly mutilated. A j pollen cordon was hastily thrown I around the entire financial district when thousands, hearing the explos- ion, nocked to the district. Polico reports at had 15 dead Unofficial had thirty" dead. when toe plosion occurred. Mr. Lamont, be said, was dictating a. letter at the time and apparently was unhurt. Seventeen'.victims of the explosion were taken out of the sine "door ot tho llorgai banking house at Continued on Page Five. Elections In New Bflinswick October 19 FREDEFUCTON, N. B., Sept. 18 New Brunswick legislature was dissolved today. Writs for a general election, to be held on October 19, will be Issued today. The election was held on April A, 1919. The standing of the parties at the present session of tho legislature was Liberals 27; Conservatives 20. RapondWillBe- HeardFromAt Next Week's Fair (Special to The Herald) RAYMOND, Sept. will bo represented at the Coaldale-' r.cthbrlclge fair In a manner befitting the importance erf 'this district. Somo' of the progressive farmers of tho dls- ivi'v.i.i iii.ii tiling uvkjvi. j trict will have exhibits, aud an at- The United Stales sub-treasury Im-! tempt will bo.made to capture some of mediately opposite Iho scfmo of Iheithe attractive special prizes hung up. explosion was placed under heavy i Then the- local baseball aggregation 'is entered In tha baseball tournament and aro drilling for that: event as much as tha busy season will allow. Local horsemen regret that them are no races scheduled, but notwithstand- ing, a crowd from this town will be at pnlico guard to protect the millions ot silver and paper dollars In gold, money lodged in structure. the great granite Tho first offorig of the police tho lair. Everybody who at all sees an opening In the season's rush is planning on cranking th9 Llzzlo, piling in the wifo and kiddles, locking up the sonp hound for the day, and hiking c Ijcre directed toward aiding tho Injured and removing tho dead. Al fourlcen bodies were teen lying on the sidewalk and 10 others wcro re- ported to havo been taken away by The reported casualty list at for the fair and carnival was more than a "score dead and' about 75 injured. DEAD ESTIMATED AT 30 NEW YORK, Sspt. un- official estimate cf dead at was 30 with the number of Injur- ed estimated at 200. According to Charles Malthfiws of Ilrooklyn, a salesman of typewriter specialties, four persons, one a worn an, were killed while working In the bond department of. tho Morgan office. Matthews said ho was passing tho SUPPORT PARTY THAT HELPS SOLDIERS MOST TORONTO. Sept. At the meet- ing of representatives of the Grand Army of United Veterans here yes- tcrrtay. it was decided not to form.n separale political party, hut to urge the veterans to support Iho political parly that adopts Iho'solulor program of reforms. ;