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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X1IL LETHBIUDGR, AI-BOTTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER NUMBER 23 Crops Southern Alberta Will Yield Money Return of Fifty Five Million Dollars An Increase of Twenty-five Million Over the Big- gest Crop Year in History of Southern Weather Enabled Late Sown Crops to Yield Lighter in Eastern HERALD'S 22ND WEEKLY CROP REPORT 1920 CROP WEALTH bushels wheat at net aver- age bus. other grains at 1.00 net aver- age....... bus. all grains valued 1915 CROP WEALTH bus. wheat at .90 net average... bus. other grain at .45-net aver- age............ bushels all grains valued at...; Comparative figures of value of crop on the Leth- bnclge Railway Division in 1915 and 1920. Over 5S5.OOff.000 moro wealth will flow Into the hands of the farmers of i the Lethbridge railway district from the 1920 crop than from the record breaking two-ln-one crop of 1915 when wheat in Southern Alberta averaged just over 35 bushels to the acre. The total value, ot the grain creeps' ot the district this year will ba or over ?500.in new wealth for fivery-man, woman and child in the district.. No other crop in the history the south ever reached that figure, not excepting the 1916 was toVal." bushels, but with a somewhat lower average price. r Reports received from "Herald cor- respondents fpr the 22nd webkly crop that threshing is the or- "der of the day in every district, and Inl some operation; moat completed. Never In toe history of Southern Alberta has there" u'een ,such a.splendld harvesting and thresh: ingrseason.and If ihe present variety of weather continues the whole opera- tion of getting the 1920 crop on the market will be completed, in record! VERY NEAR HALF A MILLION DOLLARS WAS BLOWN; INTO WINDOW NEW YORK, Sept. of the "freak" the explosion has known a Wall Street brokerage firm reported a package containing worth or securities was-blown .from the hands of iti messeng- who near the scene through the third story-win- dow of another firm. When the messenger, wh.o was knock-. eoVdown but uninjured, regain-'- notified his office of the loss. Fifteen rn.in-' utes later, the firm was notified that the securities, hid been blown Into the shattered win- dow of a stock exchange firm at number 7 Wail Street and were safe. grain shipped from the. district. Cor-! respondents'.'reports from points from] Taber and Foremost east indicate, some disappointment In the yield, per acre, hut the greater acreage cut along I the foothills and throughout the west-1 cm part of .the'district will moro .than counterbatance'tho lesser yields In dis-i tricts troubled by dry weather, and; the Herald's estimate, of- bushels made in August, after ing for dry- weather eltec'U that .month, 'will, he maintained; and- the total set; forth at the be- ginning of this report will be reach- 'ed, and-likely exceeded. Coaliialo districl, so far holds the palm for high; yields with G7 bnshels In FARMER CANDIDATE DIDN'T Very Large Majorities' For Messrs. McCnrdy and Wig- more in Bye-Elections time. In'bqth 1915 and 1915 there was much crop" winch was not threshed until the following spring owing to bad weather during the threshing sea- tso'n. One result of the fine weather which! has continued without even a bad frost I to date, is that many fields especially j along the foothills section, have been: cut, ready to thresh, which the owners' had never expected to make more than feed. This feature of the operations is going io have a bearing on the total elevator .there taken in-over-105.-' 000 bushelsf'ofjgrain. -to date, mostly .-No. 1 If would nW appear xtli'aT the'Ca'rdslon-lialey and the Ray- mond districts next in .the matter average yields. The Cards- ton average will be close to 25 bush- els while there will be more than a few 40 bushel yields. One large crop at Raymond Is running 30 bushels and the average for the whole dis- trict will be- over 25.: There is every reason to believe that the average wheat yield for the whole of the acre- age cut will be 18 bushels to the acre. Threshing is about '.-'25 per cent completed at the present time, it Is believed, and in two weeks more with Kood weather will be more than half done. (Continued on WRANGE MAKING ADVANCES -UO.NST.ANTiNOPLB, Sept. Genera] Wrangel's latest cavalry drive against .the Bolshevik in South Russia has'won him valuable strategic positions on the railway find resulted in the capture ot more than prisoners and quantities of supplies, It is reported in advices from tho Crimea. The South nussian cavalry by a sud- den dash, surprised the Bolshevik and tho railway junction of 3'etropivlovsk, -with sections ot the line In either.direction, as well as the town of Orieklioff. I The forces are-now menacing Aleiand- >VTO NEED It) UNFOLD THE GREAT SECRE1 PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. supreme court has de- cided that a woman should not be required to tell her age in order to qualify as a voter. MAKE STRQNG SHOlylr-IG TRUHO, N. S., Sept. F. B. McCurdy was returned by a major- ity of approximately 1500 over- his Farmer-Labor opponent in the election' in Colchester county' today. Mr. McCurdy carried Truro town by upwards of majority and.'all but held his own. in the country districts which were expected to noil a heavy vote for the farmer candidate. A telegram from Hon. Arthur Meigh- en was. received by Hon. Mr. JfcGurdy in which the- premier congratulated him and expressed his -appreciation and thanks to the Colchester elector's for the support given his governmenl through the election of his colleagues; by "the largest majority ever polled THE BATTLE'OF THE RIVAL FACTIONS IN BELFAST Result of Warning That Anoth- The''.picture shows.ildrmlshlng parties of factions coming: Into contact street, Belfast, during' thejrecent rioting In which doiMns-were'killed and mhny'woundcd, and where police and military, restored order only 'after severe measures. r a Premier imd forty Visiting Southern Alberta Premier Stewart Tells Coleman Audience 'Referendum Will Carry ADDRESSES'PUPILS AT'P. OSEEK SCHOOL (r'rom.iOiir.; Own COLBSfiN; Sept. A surprise in the country." The-returns from the town and rovsk on'the Dnieper, about 90 miles inland from the Sea of Azov. The Japanese government now has an observer nt Sebnstopol, General Wrangcl's headquarters. MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE TO THE OAT CROP OF B.C. VANCOUVER, Sept. cordina to reports reaching here, It It estimated that nearly a mil- lion dollars dih.iafle has been caus- ed to the oat crop by the heavy continuous rains of the past week on the lowe'r mainland. DISTURBANCES INBALBRIGGAN MJBUN, Sepl. 31 police forces last night wrecked the town ill Balbrlggan, near here, In retaliation for tho shooting of two police officers there earlier in tho evening when Dis- trict Inspector Burke was killed and )ils trotter, Sergt. Burke was serious- jy wounded. Two civilians were shot rlead and several persons wounded. Many houses were set.on fire and tho largest hosiery factory In Ireland, be- longing to an English Drm'vrag des- Iroyert. This morning the town was in terror, and streams of refugees In all ;orts of vehicles were abandoning the lila'co for neighboring villages. Shortly after midnight uniformed jnen appeared in tho streets, cviiicnt- y bent on seeking the murderers of :he.police .officials. A riot followed in which public'houses inil set on nre, as well as numerous private occupants were given little time to dross before tho buildings werfi burned. Many of the business houses. In- cluding the big hosiery mills of Tem- pler and company, were destroyed. Ths town is one ot the centres of hosiery manufacture and power loom weaving, It is reported that tho two civilians who killed, a dairyman and a barber, were dragged from their houses, bayoiictted and then shot. A number of houses belonging.to prominent Siijn Keinera were act on flro and, altogether, 28 residences are reported to haye been burned to the ground. Thrf jacking of the town, it. Is alleged, was carried out oy 50 auxiliary rolice, known is "Elach and Tans" from their 'uniforms. Today these police were reported to be de- claring they would return tonight and complete the desirocHon of tho town. county gave Mr. McCurdy a majority in the town of and Captain Dick- son a majority of 610 in tho country, the urban vote In favor of the minister being of Buch proportions final figures gave him a majority "of" Mr. McCurdy obtained votes in the town of Truro and in'the country districts, a total ot Cap-. Uiu Dickson obtaining 831 Totes in' Truro and 4.093 in the country district, a total of Wigmore's' Big ST. JOII-X, Sept. re- turns in the St. John-Albert by-elec- tion today gave: St. John Em- ery St. John Emery 744; Albert Wigmore Emery tfltal for Wigmore, for Emery Wigmore's majority "MncKenzle King, who forced this election, has got bis shout- ed Hon. W. R. Wigmoro in a speech made this evening In the Seamen's In- stitute, when his majority had reached and his election was conceded. 0, B. U. Workers In Session At Port Arthur I'OllT ARTHl-ll, Ont., Sept. Members ot tho One Big Union from points east af. far as Montreal and Vancouver in tho west are meeting in convention in Port Arthur. The busi- ness conferences are not open to the Coleman on Monday Premier, Stewart with. the Honorable Mltchell'.and McLean andiHr.'Sfeejding, M. K'T. for Mac- town.> A and: the and'otli- th'at; iuid tn'e representation of the Alberta, Indeed very creditable. W. L. Ouimette called to the-, chair. In introducing the prem- ier, 'he refarred to .unexpectedness of the- visit OTt' assured, him he was heartily. 'welcome at', an j- time. -.-Premier Stewart- spoke on the efforts of the government in geeking cap- ture' -the -coal market .as !far east as Winnipeg. He referred' to the1 test being made of Alberta coal in the Uni- versity and that (he results of these prove that, Alberta lig- nite coal' was as good and as service- able and'more than any ol that .which was being-imported. Need "less. .to- say the premier's: remarks were attentively listened to, the topic wasT.tlmely -and of -greatest interest to his audience and the Pass people. Messrs. Mitchell and McLean also said -a1 words about their depart- ments. I Questions were then invited and the liquor conditions of the Pass and 719 ?ER CENT. PROFIT ON A CUP OF TEA Sept. fits-ranfllng as high as 719 per 'taken by Toronto restaurants sale of a cup of tea, according to the re- port of the committee appoint- ed fay Mayor Church to invest- gate prices and profits cf Tor- onto restaurants. At five cents a cup as much as 52 per cent, profit was made. Coffee profits ranged as 243 per and'grape fruit told at20 cente, profited the 'restaurant 213 per cent! on Its saTe. Tomatoes costing a frictfon over one cent were sold for 15 cents, a profit of per cent. Shred- ded wheat sold at 15 cents rea: llzed 86 per cent profit and at, 20" Vents 'It -brought 173 per Oatmeal porridge Is sold at 242 per cent, profit. -Election Victors Hon. F. B. Hon. H. McCurdy Wlgmore NOVA SCOTIA eOALMliRS IlTutLSJK (Continued.; on Fifty are-attending including two from California. Miss Rebecca Uuhay of the general workers' union of Montreal.. ,ls a speaker. Among others who are here for the meetings are V. II. Midgeley, general secretary, Vancouver; Joaeph Naylor, Cumberland, B.C., member ot the general executive hoird; JV'cd Woodward and K. E. Winch, Vancou- ver, secretaries of the lumbermens' unit; P. M. Christophers and C. Beard of Blalrniorc. Alta. ver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg'; Fort. William, Port Arthur, Cocaine, Cobalt, North Bay, Siidbury, Toronto, Ottawa and Moniresl. :.j' McSwiney Enters Fortieth Day Lord Mayor Reported To 'Be Very Fasting Record Government and.Mjners, 30 Far, Have Reach An-Agreement LONBOJv, Sapt. 21.4-OLord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork, pissed a very restless night at BrrHon prison, where he entered thle Jjmornlng, the fortieth clay of his hunrat strike, ac- cording to a bulletin Ilined by the Irish lie had some'sleep, but It" Was-quite fit- ful, aird he was very weik this morn- ing, the bulletin stated. Lord Mayor MacSwiney is now Just about to emulate tho record for tasting set by the famous Dr. Tinner, in'New York.'who comifleted a fast of. forty! days to win 6 prlic. 'He came' through the process not very much the worse, with hln thin-hair turned white a.nd n lose of ten pounds. Tan- ner's record ot forty was beaten by. Zacharj> ot who under- took .a fast of fifty-three days and sur- vived. He lost 165 pounds. Both men took a quantity of water during their self-Imposed tasks. r Some press correspondents allege liiai. wlin. food. using EARTHQUAKE SHOCK" RECORDED Af VICTORIA VICTORIA, Sept. well re- corded eetmlc disturbance' took ploco today. It let a record for two and n ha.lt hours on the-siesmograph gt Gon- zales Observatory, .commencing at 6: in the morning.. ..Supt. Napier Dcnfson places the dis- miles, pruuauiy- in the Ai- Itlands, Mfesico. Lornr1 surface waves Were observed on i record, indicating a pronounced Intli j (h I ri LONDON, Sept. execu- tive committee of the miners' fed- eration Informed representatives of tha men that, in the op- 6f the-committee, nothing had taken place during its nego- tiations with, the government to justify prevention of a strike of the miners at the expiration next Saturday: of the strike no- tices previously handed In, f Robert Smillie, tho miners' leader, made this statement at a meeting of the delegates of- the federation who assembled to consider the coal crisis, over which die executive committee and Sir .Robert Home, president of the board of trade! have been holding con- ferences recently.- Tho men their de- reduction of the price for domestic' but were unable to ob- tain the government's consent to an Increase of two, shillings per day In wages as demanded by the miners. Sir Tlobqrl's proposition was that the question .would be submitted to an In- dependent tribunal while the federa- tion insisted that the increaao should be granted immediately. The National Women's Political League, .which-is organizing demons- trations among the miners' wives to protest against a strike, sent a deputa- tion to Ihe hall .today to Interview the delegates. deputation was not admitted'hut'it presented a petition in favor .peace In the industry, Mr. Smiliic'.' QUIET IN'CHlOAQO AFTER DISTURBANCES CHICAGO, Sept. pre- valkd this morning In the stock .district-on-the.south side, where fact night one white man was killed by three lowed by disturbances which were quelled.by the polios with the as- .of- a., priest In whose church the, nigroee tooK refuge. CHIaf of Police .Qirrlly establish- edJJdjad In the district and reportei) "that the 'situation' was under control. Not Satisfied With Award :0n Wages of the Royal Com- mission OLACE BAY, N.S., Sept. adian an. all-day discussion of the Royal commission report on' wages conditions the executive of the United Mine Workers last night 'unanimously de- cided against acceptance. They also decided to ask the locals to pass re- solutions authorizing- the executive to re-open negotiations with all.Nova Scotia operators. The attitude of the miners is that they will ask for tho a day to day workers and 24 cents a ton to contract have conditions remain as they were laid down under the Mc- Kinnon award which means that the chief stumbling block fn the way ot acceptance is that portion 'of the re- port recommending tho? adoption of the. partial advance and 'sliding scale scheme, suggested by the commis- sion as a means of tion ot coal. Briefly, Ihe situation is this: Ihe miners' executive rejected'the idea of the partial advance and sliding scale scheme, claiming' the right to open 'negotiations with the operators every tour months. They reject tho principle .of com- pnlfory arbitration, which, they hold, Is contained in tho idea of the body recommended by the.cpmmission to be set up between operators and men which the commission held would go far to settle miner disputes and ob- viate tho possibility of vacations and holidays.' Silby Barrett, international board member of the United Mine Workers, said last night that if the operators did not grant tho demands as outlined a strike in all Nova Scotia mines would result. POLICE UNABLE TO LOCATE PERPETRATORS NEW YORK, Sept. The New York customs notice today was under the heayiett guard its history because of the warning' received yesterday that the Wall Street explosion last Thursday 'would be followed this afternaon with blowing up of the great gov- ernment structure. Although both federal and'loca! authorities were inclined a hoar a postcard received by Colleo tor Kdwards, jetting two o'clock at the hour for the second eiploslon, they took EO chances. Office making their waj down the canyon of lower Broadwaj this morning; found scores of. coast guards, carrying rifles and side arms, entering into the customs house, a< the foot of Bowling Green. In addi- tion, scores ot United .States custom guards had been mobilized. They were stationed Inside the building and at the doors. Every one entering the structure was closely questioned.'. Police reserves and agents the department of justice also stood ready to answer any call. There was only- one policeman OB duty in front of the government build- ing. He was assigned to see that no vehicle was parked In front of it. One effect ot tfie warning Vao to keep many_clerks In lower Manhattan from their daily tas'is. Frequent telephone calls reporting "Illness" were receiv- ed In the district. Workers who reported for. day ap- peared torn between two Inclinations. the first to treat the whole matter a a joke and tho second to laugh, nerv- ously when any mention the warn- ing was made.' No Trace of Perpetrators YORK, Sept. Federal and police authorities today were admit- tedly as far as evsr from a solution ot the mystery surrounding the ei- plosion that spread death and destruc- tion in Wall Street last Thursday. Clues, at flrst apparently promising. have not developed and today Tirtual- ly the only trail being .followed was that supplied by Samuel B. Welling- ton, president of the West Indies Trading company, who told newspap- ermen he remembered seeing three suspicions looking men hastening from In front of. the United Stales assay office a few moments before the de- tonation knocked him unconscious. Wellington was asked to repeat his story today to tho police, and to Qhief Win. J. Flynn ot the department of; justice agents Investigating tho ex- plosion, as well to the September grand Jury. Investigators had not entirely given up pursuit ot the story by Joseph Meade of the Society for the Preven- tion of Cruelty to Animals, that he had seen the "death wagon" standing for more than an hour before the ei- iilosion in front ot the assay office. The Importance they attach to this story lies in the hope that through It they may be able to Identify the driver of the wagon, and In this way lead to the discovery of the person or persona responsible for the Hope ot developments from ques- tioning Edwin P. Fischer, lawyer and former employee of the French, high commission, and Alexander Braflov- sky, Russian journalist, went glimmer- ing with the commitment of tho fpr- mer for psychopathic observation in Eellevue Hospital and the uncondit- ional release of the latter after authorities bad themselves that he had nothing to do with the tragedy. Tlio incoherent and eccentric story of Fischer, whu sent postcard warn- ings, which he said, he "received from the air" to friends here, con- vinced the government agents ot his Innocence. Brallovsky, -who was de- tained on the technical charge ot he- ing an undesirable' alien, was releas- ed because there was no evidence to warrant prosecution. BANDIT PURSUIT BY SASK. POLICE AUJBHT, Sept. ing rifles and [irovlslons. .-Uater wiro posse of provincial police and railway- men last evening about 5 o'clock near lioscoc on the ISO miles east o! this city exchanged thirty shots with five bandits-who on Sunday are said to havo held up and robbed a number 'of employees of the Red Deer Uimbcr company at Barrows, Man. Following tho robbery they crossed into'Saskat- chewan, where Constable Ivea of Hud- son Bay Junction took up. IBS chase. He wired here for ass'lstance and In- spector Tail with Detective Sergeant Scotney and Officers .Cornell- :and Chappuis have fiyuc to the Sicerje uk- said that last evening at S o'clock Con- stable Ives' posse cf railway employ- ees had come Into contact with the bandits who are heavily armed and that thirty shots were exchanged, one of the bandits being wounded. The gang, however, escaped. The puvsult is being continued. Police Injured REGIN'A, Sept. members of.the provincial police posse organ- ized at Koscoc, Sask., about 250 miles northeast of here on tbe C.N.R. line .Continued so Page ;