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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta Every Lethbridge Person Must Register to Vote on Referendum LHTHBRHXJE, ALBERTA, 17, 1920 NUMBER 239 KIDNAPPED? Likelihood of a Considerable Representation in Next N. B! Legislature ..NEW LEADER OF I OPPOSITION POSSIBLE j FREDERICTON, N. B., Scpi. 17 Cjldw-ll, M. p. for Carleton and Victoria, and presl- j dent of the United Farmers of I New Brunswick, said today that j tic believed there would he a United Farmer candidate offering in many, of the counties in the forthcoming provincial elections. A NUiYjerpus Farmer group is j expected in th; naxt legislature. j New Opposition Lea'der Likely ST. JOHN, a'. jnectlng ut the government I Beld in St.. John on Monday evening SI was decided'-to go to the country, .and on.Tuesday, Premier'Pouter wait-' .fed upon Lieut.-Governor Pugsley andi laid before him the reasons why a ills- ROlution of the house was deemed advisable. His honor assented ana formal steps -Jivcrft at -once taken to dissolve the louse.of assembly. .Saturday, October C'.wjli-be nomination day. .There-have Ijeen four BOSElons of the.legislature' since' Jiyt'general election and Xhlle anbtfiS- might legally be d genera] election .has -be'en-Gxpeclod this year and-tho'announcement wilt hot bo-'altogcther'n surprise. 1 Among :lho rumors of the hour .is one ur'tue'eile'cl that Hon. James Mur- will re- (Ire and succeeded hy Hon. f.1. Baxter. 36 DEAD, N. Y. CAUSED IT Put Financial Centres Under Guard; Outbreaks Feared In Other Cities Urged to Become President France, He De- clines of PREFERS TO BE PRIME MINISTER PRINCE GEORGE Youngest sou'of King ac- covding to a.news dispalcli was kid- napped by Sinn-Feiaers'near Bal- moral Woods and held prisoner for several hours. Ho was unarmed! No arrests. were: made.V'. C, P. R, Conductors On Trial in East Merchants In Alberta Are To Be Prosecuted CALGARY, Stpt is stat- ed by officials of the Inland rev- enue department here that sev- eral causes of alleged fraud In con- nection with the luxury tax re- turns in Alberta are under investi- gation, and that prosecutions against certain Alberta merch- ants will be made shortly- Word was received here today that an accountant Is being sent from Ot- tawa, to arrive in the course of a few days. TOItOXTO, Sept. Pa- cific Railway Conduc- tors D." Simpson ami J. Trover, running between Toronto and Hamilton arrested some ago, theft'of tickets fro m' t h e falhvay'.'cbjiioaU'y, before todsy. in To- ronto for prel! earing'. 'commitfed for trial at the' present assizes.; S.- a resident of Hamilton, who is engaged in the-milllnery busi- ness in'that-city also appeared before Ibo tainn charged with theft and irecelving: railway ticketc v.ofi also committed for trial at the present assizes. The eight .Canadian Pacific Hallway conductors running'between Montreal and Quebec who were arrested in April last conic up for trial .on Mon- day next in the court ot King's flench now in session in.the city( of Montreal. PASSENGER BRAKEMAN '-OSES ARM AND LEG AT DUNMORE JUNCTION MEDICINE HAJ, Sept. Mr. Abe Sinner, of Moose Jaw, a brakeman, had a' nar- row escape from Instant death In the yards at Dunmore. .While switching in ths yards there he was. run over by an engine on the "Y" losing both an'arm'an.d a leg. He was taken to the hospital here and is reported-to be doing as well as could be expected, Italian Premier May Meet Some Demands Of Metal Workers MILAN, Sept, 17r-Leaders of the Confederation of Labor and workers generally seem to believe they have won a great victory in the decision of Premier Qlolitti to appoint a commission to submit concrete proposals respecting par- ticipation by workmen In the technical, financial and disciplin- ary management of factories; whfch .waft announced in Jurin yesterday. This commission's re- port will made, the basis for a bill which wilf embody of the demands made by metal work- ers since they have occupied in- dustrial plants throughout the country. Representatives of work- men declare the premier took mat- En hts own' hands when he found employers determined to re- sist despite his counsel for mod- f eration. and their supporters voice. Indignation over the nrem- j ler's intervention at the present phasfl of the situation, after main- taining neutrality when the works were occupied. They say workers would not have been able to take over except "through fha connivance of the authorities with criminals" and. they accuse the government of being the "humble servant of the Bolshevik." Never- theless, the employers agree they i must necessarily bow to events. 1 Jt Is declared Premier GloliUi threatened with worse measures if they did not accept the, proposals and assertion fs'made that his firmness "approached when he showed his determina- tion that the employers should sacrifice their rights without con- dition in the Interests of indus- trial peace. Lenlne" Butted In MILAN, Sept. the Soc- ialist meeting last Sunday, during which the extreme elements were defeated, Deputy Genngri, read a written order from Lenlne, Rus- sian Bolshevift p ve ml ft r, directing "Italian comrades who adhered to the third Internationale" to be- gin a revolution Immediately. This letter, Ii U declared, produc- ed great excitement, a majority of those at the meeting resenting Lenine's The defeat of the extremists is attributed to this sentiment, Cheer the Premier who conferred and workmen regarding tlio indus- trial Situation ID Italy, during'tho last two days, left for Rome last night, being heartily cheered by a crnwd at the station. nRpregcnLiUves of work- men nnd employers ;who came hero to see- tho premier Ifitor returned to 31Han, whore uirtnpr; conversations will take place. PARIS, Sept.: .de- cision was reached by the cabinet at its session this morning, that the parliament should be voked In extraordinary session next Tuesday to receive the resig- nation of President Deschanel, which was handed to Premier Mil- lerand yesterday RamboulMet, where the president has been til for. several months past. The premier cab- inet that .'President Deschanel had Insisted Upon the immediate acceptance of hie resignation. The question of the date for the- election of a "successor by -i the national assembly was immediate-, Jy taken up and strong preference was expressed by the cabinet members for Thursday, September 23, but the date was not definite- ly fixed, Premier Mi He rand's colleagues In the, cabinet were insistent at today's meeting that the premier should signify his willingness to accept the presidency of the rt; public ,to chanel. The persisted-In his refusal con- sider, such a s'tep'I declaring he felt it incumbent upon him to continue the Work he had under- taken as premier. _ Nevertheless, despite his repeated declarations tliat lie Trouid not he a candidate Cor the office' the move- ment persists .to make the premier, even against his will, the next'presl dent. The only contrary current.ob- servable :s among thoughtful men in ihe political who regard Prem- ier Mtllerand aa "worth tar more'to France as premier than he could, as president. Asidfi from M. MHlerand, the candi- date who comes to he most favoreci continues' to he Charles Jonnart, Prance's special ambassador to- the Vatican. Looks'Like MHlerand 1 PARIS, Sept. successor to Paul Deschanel as president of Prance be elected on Friday, September 24, according to general helief in pol- itical circles today, although the date will not he definitely fixed until alter the meeting of parliament ou Tuesday. when the-president's resignation.hand- ed to Premier MHlerand at llamboillet yesterday, will be placed before th'e legislative bodies. That it appeared today, will he Alexandra Millerand, the pres- ent premier, unless the premier's pow- ers of resistancfi'lo a call to the- office prove- greater the rapidly accum- ulating force of public sentiment fav- oring him for the chief magistracy.' Wives Campaign For Husbands Picturesque Side of Red Hot Political Campaign in Col- chesler, N. S. S., Sept. As polling day iu Uio big political light Iti-Col- Chester county draws near Uio eilUiiis-l l.ism ot the candidates, lion. F. Jic- Curdy and Captain Hugh Dlckson and their resistant wnrfcers la strengthen- ed anil redoubled efforts iire helng made to win voters to their cause; An army of c.invusser3 and workers arc engaged by both parties holding meet- ings In every voting section of tho country. Among Ihcsc untiring work- ers arc the wives of Messrs. McCurdy and Dickson. Manyof the most capable n'atform speakers and efficient political organ- fzers and directors are engage_d day i and night enHOTorfng to Influence. the i volers to the support ol their I respective parties on election day, Tr'irn ]s thn confer .of Foretold Disaster TORONTO, P. Fischer, who at the Queens Hotel :rtere Tor several days, leaving on Tuesday, the 14th, and register- ed at the Queens Royal, Nia- Is said, while here to have 'predltlcd that there would be.an upheaval In New York tettty.. He talked wildly, denouriclng million- aires. .There .liroujd have been 'time from .the 'hour he left Toronto for him to reach New York before, the-explosion. THE MESSAOEiHE SENT is no here rt- gsrdlng of Edward described as a pii and reject- ed New-York fdfcHyj who was at the Queens HbtetpToronto early this- week, 'behaving "queer- Fischer left without pay- ing his bill after mailing from -this city on Saturday, Septem- ber'11, to Georse'; W. Ketch- ledge, an'employee of the eraae firm of iB. F. Schwartz and No. 2 Broad-- way, a postal card containing the "Greet- inas. Get out Street as'soon as strikes 3 Wednesday' the fif- teerith. Good'.lUck. (Signed) Early reports 'sajd-today that Fischer had but there is no confirmation of his arrest V'tJJ, New York Indicate that rnlssive but.kitting that the writer a mental breakdownrfo'ur-.yeari ago, he destroyedAthe, po.iftcarj. The tragedy followed, the t'rne mentioned fcyjFischer, but the next AHR_ESTED 'Sept: 17.' P. ti of knowledge-6f the bomb outrage In Wall Street- yester-: day, was arrested in the Bank of Hamilton here thli morning bythe Hamilton-police on a charge Insanity. Fischer Is alleged toi have sent out post- cards from Toronto to friends warning1 them of.- the explosion. His arrest came as a result of'Jr.formatibn laid witli the police by His brother-in-law, Robert Pope of New. York. The two men have been at the Royal Cohnaught Hotel here for the past couple' of days. N. Y. AFTER HIM NEW YORK, Sept. ward P. Fischer, a former em- ployee of the French, high com- mission In New York, who was detained.by the police in Ham- ilton, Ontario, today after he Is alleged to havet sent two. postcards to friends here from Toronto warning them not to be in Wall Street at 3 o'clock Wednesday, the. 15th, will be brought to New York to testify before the September grand jury. This body today was order- ed to Inquire into the disaster. Shortly before word of Fis- cher's detention was received here a representative of the district attorney's office left for Toronto with a subpoena fop htm, GIVEN WARNING NUTLEY, N. J., Sept. Warning to keep out of Wall Street "until after. September was. received Septem- ber 9 by Joseph T. O'Neill, twenty.four-ycar old son of a banknote paper manufacturer, he declared here today. GOVERNOR LEADS. EXPELLED SOCIALISTS RE-ELECTED IN N.Y. SEATTLE, Sept. ernor LonJs P. Hart received .Totes and Roland H. Hartley in the- primary of Tuesday for Republican nominees for the governorship, according to the Tote received from precincts out oE in the stats early last night. The governor's lead over his nearest opponent was NEW XOUK, Sept. chief; _of- the 'bure Homes of New York Financial Mcii Protected By Police Held in Readiness for Hurried Evidence of Infernal Machine Exchange Resumes Spread All Over Country. V LATEST ESTIMATE 36 LIVES LOST NEW YORK, Sept'. persons, them unidentified, lost their lives in the, explosion yester- day in.Wall street, according to a revised, casualty list issued at noon today. The number of injured is said to approximate 200 with exact figures unobtainable because scores received emergency treatment outside of hospitals. BOMB BLAMED FOR DISASTER NEW YOEK, Sept, Commissioner Drennan reported today to Mayor Hylan that the explosion in Wall. street yesterday which'killed 33 and injured 200, evident- ly was caused by a bomb. More than 150 pounds of broken sash weights and other metal fragments have been collected by the fire department at the scene of the disas- ter and turned over to the police, Commissioner Drennan said. INVESTIGATORS SPREAD OVER COUNTRY NEW YORK, Sept. mysterious explosion that rocked New York's financial district yesterday, caus- ing death to 31 persons' and "injury to 200 others, was probably caused by an infernal machine, possibly a time w.-wm. j. bomb, according ;to trie almost unanimous opinion of ex- iivesti-.pert-investigators department of justice and the- I nit '_._.'_ _ 11 ]UH, aepii nice lit 01 JUSIICR, acciar-j 4. j n "V "Ji this aftemoen he was positive tjiatf ponce today, bearch pifthe aieai1 the omb had caused the explosion in vealed. aCCOrdinpr-th-a liiirti hffipifil wWn i-onm a bo: Wall Street yesterday, which took 'a toll of 36 lives, injured per- sons and caused property damage running into the millions. "There Is absolutely that it was a said Chief Flynn. "An: important development In thc- last two hours has convinced us of this. The bomb was apparently plac- ed by EL person who was within four blocks o! Wall and Broad streets when the explosion Certain'at least of the- cause of the explosion federal agents and city police Increased their search for the driver of a wagda drawn hy ono horse which was blown to pieces. No trace, of him has as yet been found. The theory of the Investigators is that a time borah was placet on the wagon ami that-ths driver hurried from the scene just after arranging for the plosion to occur at r.uDii. who vealed, according'.tb a high his name be withheld, fragments of clockwork, such as is commonly tised in making bombs. Three pieces ot curvel inela! wore also found beneath tlie biirj'aca o( the pavement in ihe hole caused by the explosion. Another piece of a similar metal was taken from the body' o[ Robert 'Wosldiy, n 16-j-car-oM moss- enger, who was killed, according'to Dr. Charles H. Norris, chlet medical examiner. Two more names were added to tbe death list with Ilia announcement that John Donohue, a Brooklyn ac- countant and John W. Weir, rt'ied in hospitals this tnoruitig of injuries re- ceived in the explosion. The financial centres of big United Stales cities from coast to coast are armed camps today with police and private sentries posted to guard ag- ainst repetition of the explosion that rocked Wall Street. Troops In Readiness Troops vere neld in readiness on Governor's Island against the possibil- ity ot renewed "outrages" todajv'-D'c-'i tacliments of the 22iirt Infantry wera held in barracks subject to instant call- Watch Homes ot Wealthy All public buildings and the iioracs of wealthy- and prominent men here are under special watch, and every available man held in reserve or actively Corking In federal, stale oml city investigation agencies. Between 8 and ,1 o'clock this'moni. ing, police lines-in the financial dis- trict were relaxed for admission of luonEaiids-of office workers. During the same period emergency patrols ('.vere doubled and every door and ai- I ley was tinder close inspection. Down- west to the Golden Gale, authorities j announced heavy patrols of plain- i clothes men and police reserves In tlielr big business districts and fed-i Higli Officials Completely Vin- For Next Meeting WINDSOR, Onl.. Sept. .in this morning's session of the Trades ami Labor Congress of Canada cen- tered urounu the election of officers, During the early hours public and private agencies cleaned up Wall Street, sweeping up tons-of debris washing down blood-spattered' oral agents worked with state aiid city 6ilie'valiis buildings. Repairmen officials to run down reports ot 'orco started work remedying dam spread extremists' plots. ICootiuued on Page Four.) The Wall Street scene of yc.qtcr-j day's explosion is roped off, while the stock exchange and allied organiza- tions resumed busiifess at the usual hour this morning. Several New- York detectives and secret service men left the city before dawn this morning for "destinations announc- ed" on out of lown ends o[ the in- vestigation of tho explosion. Win. J. Mynn, chief of the bureau _ concern for both parties. RED CROSS SCHOLARSHIP (he selection' of the next place of meet- ing and a brief address Ijy V. K. Dav- idson, fraternal delegate ol the lirit- Trade Union Congress ou being NEW YORK, Sept. fivo i prespriferl a gold w.itch hy the Socialist assemblymen were ex-! congress no a momcnto of his visit to polled from ths New York state ICBls-1 resulted in the fi 1 liv .icclamalion of Tom Intnro last spring on charges ot tits-f Mooro as president, P. M. Draper loyalty, were re-elected at a special j as secretary-treasurer whicii those election held here yesterday. The five gentlemen tolti the convention they assemblymen are August Classens, I considered a complete vindication of i ,1 the charges made aeainst them of not Samuel A. JjMvIlt, Samuel Orr, Lewis j hpine. TOKON'TO, Sept. Dell 0. McGregor, Dundaravo post office, West Vancouver, is aftMe those winning! Red Cross scholafllMps for the public health nursing In the Unlvcr- sily of Toronto-, Waldman and Charles Solomon. Solo- mon said bis victory was ft "denounce- ment of tho ouster proceedings." MANITOBA GOVERNMENT GETS ANOTHER SEAT THE PAS, Sept. Henry McKay of Grand Raplii3, who was a Conservative candid- ate to oppose John Morrison In the Rupertsland constituency, by-election, withdrew yesterday and will not contest the scat. This means, so far that Mr, Morrison will be returned by acclama- tion, thus adding another seal (o :4r.o government benches of tlie legislature. being representative, of organized labor. Selection of the city of Winnipeg ns tho r.ext place of mooting was a foregone conclusion after' it was known that the other delegates from western cities inviting the convention had decided to relinquish Iheir claims in favor of the gateway of th9 west, but it was a surprise to hear a man from Ihfi only other rlty placed In nomination, nominate Win- nipeg. Tho man was J. A. McClel- land of Montreal, who gave as his rea-. son for doing so the tact that tho meet- ing of tho congress at that point'would h.ave a.tendency to stabilize the labor union sltDation which had been dis- runled hy tho secession movement of (he last conplo of years. "Continued orTPatio Fir t of Investigation of the department of justice, viewed the scene of tho blast personally, accompanied by. police headquarters detectives and his own men, steadfastly refusing to "talk" on the subject. i I] ENEMLSELCT I VBRNOX, C., Sent. A. JiacKclvie, editor of tho Vernon N'cws, was tho unanimous cboico of the National Liberal and Conservative convention here as candidate in the Yale, D. C., by-clecllon. The name of Great Admiration for Canada- Was Commander of (he Canadian Cavalry in War LJ. a iiu iiaiiii; ux in) lue, I I1VCU WUII LILU I J. Robinson wag not presented to j fought and worked with them, and 1 tho convention. Mr. to make MacKolvie's nomination un-; aulmous, TholTnlled Farmers will hold a con- vention hero September 24 to consider placing a candidate In the field and a soldier candidate Is spoken of. Thafebor party tho nom- ination to Tom Ricbiyrtson, former labor member tor land. Eng- TORON'TO, Sept, Gen- oral Right Hon. H. n. Seoley, C. B., S. O., of tho British Air Council, spent three or four hours in Toronto last night on his-way from Kingston, where he been visiting tlie Royal Military College, to Victoria, C. On his return trip from the Pac- ific coast, General Sceley expects to stop off at Calgary to visit tho Strath- cona at "Winnipeg to see the Fort Garry Horse, General Seeley, 'who commanded the Canadian cavalry brigade in France, in a brief interview here said; "The four roost strenuous years, of my life, I lived with the Canadians, 'T loved them more than any sUu in the world except my own family and my own people." He said ho had hoped to address several Canadian clubs but.would have eral Secley's first visit to Canada anl ho should return to his duties !n Eng- land as soon aa possible.' Thjs la Gen- eral Seclcy's first vicit to Canada.and he spoke in high praise of the coui-' try, ;