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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME xra. LEIMBRIDOE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1920 Period of Readjustment of Prices is at Hand, U. S. Experts Say "SHAKING DOWN" MOVEMENT STARTS NEW YORK, Bept. Canad- Ian that the" peak of high prices has bceu passed and that tho direction the curve Is now downward Is seen today by the New "kork newspapers-In yesterday's au- SiouncEmenls'of price reductions from large firms In various parts of the Un- ited Slates. These reductions cover- ing a wide variety of commodities are taken as symptomatic ot a gen- shaking movement that will eventually bring living costs back to a stable basis. Some of the" local papers, notabh the Times and Tribune, have secured impressions of opinion from business men in many cities supporting the Travelling With Liberal Leader HON. Dr.'-BELAND, M.P. For Beauce County, Qnetec, Is-a .ype of the scholarly, eloquent French Canadian, wKoae" ntyle of'ipea! sometimes recalls that ot Sir Laurier. He has been in-Parliament since and-was'Postmaster Gen- eral ot Canada in 1911. He Is-a phy8I- cian. Being In Belgium, Ihe'horae" of great En- onean.war broke but, lie volunteered or service in lhe Belgian army in tie leld as Burgeou, and while serving In hat capacity.was m'atle prisoner. of the war by the Germans, and was eo held for several years. Dr.'Beland's Miners' Strike is HeldOffM Lloyd George Succeeds in Arranging-Postponement- Miners Will Meet Mine Owners and Ditcuss Pro- duction And Increased Wages. LONDON, Sept. a result of confer- ence with Premier Lloyd. George concerning the threat- ened coal strike, the miners' executive 'body decided to- day to recommend to the delegates of the" miners, who are meeting this afternoon, that the strike notices, which are effective Saturday, be suspended one week to enable the miners to meet the owners as the premier. lhe premier s proposal was that a basic line be 'fixed for coal output at a sufficiently low'leyelto: ensure a increase if any reasonable rate of. production is >ato- The recommendation of thelexecutive body was fol- by the.mmers' delegates at theirsirieeting later in the and it was' decided to the strike for one week aa requested by-the t lae ..luanner are thought- view.'that the readjustment ot prices ful but his Irving is under way on. a. definite and per- d'd so of humor, which often breaks out in bis conversation arid; His speeches. Alto- .'iianent program. Following the original announce inent by Henry Pord of a price revis- ion on his cars almost to a pre-war lhe manufacturers of lhe Frank- Jin car announced culs of 17 to 21 per cent. Two of the largest mall order houses In. the United States, Sears atoebuck and company, and Montgom- ery, Ward and company, both of Chi- cago, announced substantial reduct- ions in many lines of merchandise It is reported that several New Eng- land mills intend to follow lhe exam-' pie of lhe .Amoskag'e Manufacturing -company in-reducing prices of cottao. poods. The-Times says: "The-dispatches from the larget cities showed lhat substantial retail Jirice reductions had taken place or were-, expected; the tendenoy-loivaril lower prices Eavlflg been la effect in some cities' for several months .'.be- c..-iuse of an' increasing tendency on the part of the public not to biiv anv- thing but necessities. .view ot businessmen was that, this was lhe basic reason for. the recent wholesale price reduc- tions, and that lhe oldjaw of supply nud demand was operating to, produce lower prices bv. a decrease In tlie demand for nearly every kind of man- ufactured goods. In this parlfcular siluallon the decreased dsmand s'eems to have been caused Tjy the refusal ot Iho retailers to buy from lhe whole- salers which was iluo in lurii -to the slowness with which the public bought from the re- lailers. "The result has been that large un- told stocks ot goods remain with the manufacturers, necessitating either Oie stoppage of the factories or sale Jil a lower price." m uuaiueosmen ._ that, this was lhe basic reason Minister of Marine in Clemen- he recent HEAVY RAIN HOLDS-- v ____UP THRESHING MOOSE JAW, Sept. operations.In this district have been completely hung up for several days ny Hie heavy rain- of yesterday. The rtelay is serious owing to the- fact that most threshing outfits are short of men. BAXTER, TORY LEADER .5. IN NEW BRUNSWICK ST. JOHN, N.B., SepC Hon.JDr: J. B. Baiter has been elected leader ot the'provincial Conservntivo opposition, sue- ceeding Hon, J. A. Murray. f, tf ceau's Cabinet, io. Succeed Millerand PARIS, Sept. Ley. gues, minister of marine In the Clemenceau .cabinet, hat accept- ed a cat! to; the first premiership under President Millerand's ad- ministration, ..It .was .announced this afternoon. He .wilHIkely act as foreign minister. President rtilleran.d this morn- ing offered the premiership to M. Leygues and asked him to form a ministry. M.- Leyguts request- ed a few consult his poli- tical friends and-promised to give a reply later In the day. GATHER FOR FINANCIAL CONGRESS, LEAGUE QE NATIONS AT BRUSSELS MUSSELS, Sept. hondred delegates and twice as many advls an andl secretaries have arrived hero from forty stales for the Internationa financial congress orjranized by the League of Nations, vfhicb. will.Win its sessions today. The allied and as soclated countries and all tuo former enemy states, except Turkey, are rep resented. _. The financial experts will take-up immediately the question of the finau CM-problems of .the" world generally and ot individual stales particularly and the proposed remedies. Repara- tions and Inter-allied war debts will not be discussed. This is the first time that such in imposing array of financial men from all over the world has met to consider such vast priblemn and the first timd since the began that the allies, Iheir adversaries and neutrals are sit- ting on equal lenus. Although the conference has onlv advisory powers not binding nponThe the delegates lione'that ttie.ir. recqnimendstipns Memorial Church At Lens, France LO.NDON, Sept. ingy, lord mayor ot Cork, was in a very exhausted condition.this morning at Brixton prison, according to a bulle- tin issued oy the Irish Self-Delermlna- lon League.- He spent a very bad light, the bulletin and the severe pains in his head, of which he ias complained frequently began again this morning. B. C. Lumbermen Ask Addition To Tariff Protection rh- Scpt' 2 Rev! Canon Davidson; Rev. C. B Bland; i Vancouver, Rev W 0 Victoria, Rev, w. Stevenson. u. s. SENATOR BUSY STIRRING UP ANTI- FEELING LAWREXCE, Mass., Sept. league of Nations was denounced by Senator Wllllarn E. Borah, Idaho in an address at a Republican rally' here last nighl. "England annexed two million square miles ot territory ai he said, "it would I be lhe duty of the United Stales if wo entered the league, to. help pol'lce (that territory and it necessary to sen.J VANCOUVER, Sept, adlar, manufac- turers of British Columbia this morning presented their case for 3 retention of the present customs duty which affords protection on .thirty per cent, of the manufac- tured product of the mills of the province.' Jas. D. McCormack, vice-president of the British Co- lumbia Manufacturers' Associa- tion, spokesman for the lOmber- men, told the commissioners that the annual payroll of the lumber industry in the province amounted to over and that 000 men were employed; urged that iho present protection afford- ed by the tariff be maintained; expressed the opinion that protec- tion should be extended to cover grades of lumber not now protect- ed; and then reviewed the cofn- petition of United States mills met with by British Columbia manufacturers. Mr, McCormack, In answer to the chairman, declar- ed that western farmers were un- der a misapprehension when they thought they could not lumber from British Columbia. There Is no scarcity of demand In home markets. Mr. McCormack affirm- ed that there was plenty of lum- ber In the hands of retail men in the western provinces, and Intimated thai British Columbia manufacturers arc not shipping lumber to the United States, In preference to the middle west market. soldiers lo 'light to protect' be added. It for MINERS THREATEN STRIKE UNLESS GET COMPENSATION FOR REMOVAL OF STONES. BRIDGEPORT, O., Sept. Representatives of East- er.n Ohio coal miners served no- tice on United Mine Workers of America officials here yesterday' that the men would strike Septem- ber 25 unless the operators com- piled with their demands for com- pensation for the removal 'of stones. discussed at all by f lie cabinet, and is not in any sense an active question at present. Of course, there can be no doubt that the province is entilled lo levy such a lax." The premier has been waking a tour CHICAGO, Sept. breaks in price ot wheat toot place today, argely as a result of agitation for a general cut.ia food costs. The smash of values In wheat amounted to as much as 12% cents a bushel and the market closed id a sernl-demoralized condition, December delivery at '5 to and March lo In sympalhy with the weakness of wheat.otter grain markets also gavs way and both corn and oals fell lo tho lowest price, levels yet for Ibe 1920 crop. Winnipeg broke ceals for October anj for cash grain in sympathy wilh lhe' big break in Chi- cago this morning. Ocloher wheat opened at an increase of over ii cent but broke away to on the close. Cash quotallons yesterday today they stand at -As Lethbridge is now a 26 cent freight point under the new freight-rates, this makes the price of .wheat here: today J2.385J. A .decrease in flour prices is likely lo soon if there is no recovery in shortly WILLIAM C. KENNEDY, M P Nortu Ouiarlo. was born at Ottawa In 1SOS, has been educated In Toronto and moved lo Windsor where be bulU up a large and SUCCCSE- Calholic, views and is level uoaded-in'poiiucs as In business. He addresses his con- stituents frequenlly on public attains and is a strong believer in.keeping tho people thoroughly and constantly in- formed ou the doings of 'Ihe Govern- ment and maintaining, a dose touch between Parliament and.the country. Cabinet Will Take Up Problem Immediatety H Is Said TORONTO'BANS SINN FElM MEETINGS TORONTO, Sept. a re- sult of many protests, no meetings of sympathizers, with Sinn Fein will be permitted In this city, ac- cording to an announcement made this afternoon by Acting Police Chief Olcks'bn. Steamers "Get Away From Port Arthur After Some Trouble h.Union Men PORT ARTHUR. Ont., Sept. 21 Forced by striking seamen to cut her liawsers at the, deck winches, the big Northern Navigation passenger steam- er Hamonic cleared for tho east yes- terday afternoon with a full non-union crew on. board, tut not till nearly 100 striking lake seamen for upward of an hour hurled threats against tho new crew. lively scenes were-enacted on the Canadian National Railway wharf during tho afternoon. Tho steamer Maplehnrst was also a target of at- ack byi the strikers and 125 seamen narched to the head of the dock with he Idea of forcing the strike-bearing erew of U18' steamer to vacate The MINISTER OF FINANCE RAISES AN ALARM BBMJN, Sept. 24.-UiHler a threat of-resigning hie pott thereby precipitating a crisis, Herr Wirth nlnfster yesterday hot only succeeded in foreitg the cabinet to ,.......e the problem of-tne nation's an Irish. Roman Ungled finances, but also obtained I tolerant i himself an ascendant influence in Ey a-bomb explosion, The house li St.. Timothee street where lhe explo sion occurred Is occupied by n French voman. Every window In lhe house fas shattered and blocks of masonn of the cellnr were hurled across the llrGGt, SO fiir fl9 Is knOWP HO nnn vas injured. Tho explosion is not nought to have any connection with Ted" activities, but la attributed lo I an net of revenge. of a squad of local pollco officers. Some trouble occurred when the Home Smith of the lAlgotna Central line, cleared from the wharf, late last night there wag apparent- ly no-change In the strike situation At the'headquarters ot lhe Seamen's union no word of settlement had been received. Fire boats cleared the har- bor Thursday. WORKERS WILL RUN NEWSPAPER OEXOA, Sept. 24.-Tho mosl original of the numerous seiz- ures of plants by workmen oc- curred Wednesday printers of lhe (mporlant Con- servative newspaper Nazlone, occupied tho premises anil de- clared they would manage Iho newspaper themselves. DOMINION WON'T CONSENT TO DELAY D OTTAWA, Sept. will be no delay -In connection with the hearing of fire argument before the privy council In the reference which will decide the question of the jurisdiction of tho Board of Com- merce, The hearing will take place In November and wll! not be postponed as suggested by e'er- taln.of the provinces, The federal government, it Is authoritatively stated, has notified the provinces that .the urgency of thfe matter Is tuch that ths Dominion cannot to (be delay suggested. CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE DELEGATES NOT ABLE TO COME TO THE WEST Sept. tour ot the delegates lo tho congress of im- perial commerce origin- ally Inlended to extend to the Pacific coaut has. been confined to Ontario ind Quebec, owing to the Vnabillty of tho majority ot-the delegates 'to re main In Canada longer than middle- o October. Tho congress having finished in Torohlo last evening, Iho partj leaves loday for Niagara Kails NEW YORK, Sspt.. Ruth made his fiftieth home run to- day in the game with Washington on the Pofo grounds here. Ruth made another home rtirii his 51st. in the-first-Inning .of .the second game. .Shaw of Washing- ton vyas pitching against him. WOMEN MUST TELL AGES IN MARYLAND TO OBTAIN VOTE BALTIMORE, Sept. The Board of Supervisors have decid- ed that women in order to regis- ter as voters, must -give their ages, A bill to exempt them was passed in the dying liburs of the house of representatives during the recent special session of the slate legislature. But the senate had adjourned sine die before the bill, reached it. BRIG.-GEN. ROSS IS LIKELY LEADER OF ONTARIO TORIES TORONTO, dier-General Arthur Edward Ross M.D., member of the Ontario legis- lature for Kingston, is spoken of as a probable successor to Hon. C. Howard Ferguson.'former min- ister of lands, forests and mines as Conservative .leader. In this province. Trail of the Bandit Gang Has Been Lost TUB PA3, Sept. prepara- tions made at Mileage 11, on Ilia (rail, to capture tho fivo landlts wanted in connection with ho holdup at on Sunday, appear (o liive been futile It seems llmt tho trail of tho gang has been lost and that they have- escaped nto lhe less Inhabited north country Tho attempt to.capture (he party has not been abandoned, bu( another clue must ho found as. Ip their where- abouts, No-Trace of Them PHINCE ALBERT, sept, losses have had no success so far In ocatlng the Barrows poker same ban- traces of them having been ost since last Tuesday evening when ney exchanged shols with the police ne .entire country is smr being TWO HUNDRED JEWS KILLED IN POGROM STARTED BY UKRAINIANS LONDON, Sept, 24.-More than 200 Jews were killed In the Gall- clan, pogrom instituted by the Ukrainians, according to the lat- est reports received In .Kovno, says a dispatch from that city. v The Kiev correspondent of the Dally Herald dsscrlblng the re- cent pogroms declares that 000 new refugees have reached Kiev, and predicts that if nothing Is done to relieve them they will be worse off than the refugees of last winter. MONTREAL BANKER DEAD MONTRBAU Sept. Klrby, a well known banfcr here for many years, died yesterday in his >cHi year. "A son, Walter Kirby, lives n Winnipeg. t Sudden Dealh at Banff of Well Known Macleod Member of Mounted Police DOMINION NOTES OTTAWA. Sept. Dominion notes in circulation amount to They are covered by gold lo he extent of In addition, approved securities have been deposit- d against tlie .circulation lot-be mount ot (Prom Our Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Sept. 23.-The raanv fr ends of Sergt. Shaver were shocked Wednesday morning to hear of his sudden death, which took place in tho hospital at Banff. The men from .Mac- cod had '.ait Tuesday for the thek liomc, und he was laken'slck and senl to lhe hospital at'Banff. He had been ailing tor some lime, but said he was well enough to go home wllh lhe boys lo Macleod, and proved hs was Kama to lhe esd. After being In the hospit- al the evening and night, he quietly passed away on Tuesday1 morning Ills wife left Wednesday morning to be with him, but was too late. Sergt loseph Shaver, Joined the If.' w. M] P. In 1SSS, and has been wllh that >ody ot men since, and has always oeen one of the boys, and one whose vord was always taken. Tie was u member of tho force that will- be jreatly missed by every man. The uneral will be from tho Church, of '.ngland, on Saturday at 2 p.m., i.nii vtll be a full military funoral. Ho eaves a wife and pno daughter to nourn his loss, The, lale Sergl. Slaver was popu- ,Tn "s In the fact hat, at tho lime the mountles used o bako (heir own bread, he was Iho jiker In so far back as'lSST Ie was In lhe force for 30 years The eceascd sergeant had lhe facullv of ever being, nt a loss lo answer a Question, no matter how difficult (t wns. it t3 tluit driving Lady iburdcen, the wife ot lhe Governor-General at tho time, she aokoa him tho uumn of one of Ibe Iliwers on lhe prairie. Ho him- self ditl not know what It was, .but Jio was net non-plitsscu, aril replied that.it was a "Kocky llounfafn EerarT: turn." Tho funeral of tho lata Sergeant Slaver will lake- place al Macleod on Saturday aflernoon. Superlnlendent renncfatr.sr and a detachmenl ot lhe I.clhbrldge forco will be- [jreseut .j THIS JACK FRdST IS MAKINQ GOOD MOOSE JAW. Sepl. Jack Frost, three miles north of the city has disposed of his section and three quarters lo an American from Iowa at 1100 per icre Including Implements, slock arid building. ;