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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHL LETHBRUXJE, ALBKRTA. SATURDAY, SKPTEMBKR 25, 1920 Wanted Facts About Profits Local Concerns Given To Commission Employers and Ap- pear Before Minimum Wage Commission GIRLS TELL OP WAGES EARNED Fireworks were miles distant from I Friday afte.noon's session ot the min- imum wage commission sitting.in the city council chamber. It had been ex- peeled that there might bo somo evi- denco which would cause a clash he- i tween the representatives of labor and i the employers on the board, but I everything was smooth sailing. The only controversy started was j that occasioned .when- Charles King- dom, president of tho local Trades and I Labor Council complained, near the close ot the" session, that there had i been no questions asked ot the eiu- j iiloyer witnesses as1 to their financial j standing, and their profits In the past I 'live years.-in order to arrive if pos- Bible at a basis on which to decide whether the employer was able to j stand a higher minimum wage. Mr. Kingdom contended that the sion'.could form-no'Intelligent con- ceptloh on this phase of the question I without asifing such questions. Ho r also contended that, in view the diminishing value of tlie dollar that, CORK PASSED MUCH LONDON, Sept. Terence Mac- Swineyi lord mayor of Cork, passeJ a letter night -prison last iiight and consequently re- freshed; this "morning, 'said a bulletin Issued'by'the. Irish Self -Determination League th.lB.-inorHingV -'MacSwiner had a few was said to be in a -stato of extreme weakness and able: to n couple': (it words to relatives' who Tisited ihim The severity of the pains in bisliead, ha sulTered yesterday, was decreased, it was said. Automobile Production, to les- sen Dis- turbing Factors WASHINGTON, Sept. '25. i business for fio rest of this year de- spite disturbing faelors in tho com- mercial, industrial and agricultural outlook, is predicted in a report made' public loday by the committee on sta- jtislics and slrnulards of the chamber lot commerce nt the United The committee- says: "That n cloud has appeared on the automobile hori- wbich It .adds, "seems to pros- age very definileli lessened produc- tion in the near future and probably ,different anil more economical meth- ods of distribution." Despite gooil crops, tho committee i declares the farmers' horizon is nol without Us clouds, describing tho car shortage evil as far-reaching with the result that the elevators arc till! of and unable .to get cars. Tha fanners must store it the best they con. on the farm ami often bavo no Tlace to put it. And then if they have to meet they sell wneat for wiiat they can get i for it. And a o.onslant lower prevails. "Building the coin- initfee reporls, "has practically come to a standstill because of hand aud foot by the unreliability and uncertainly of labor, high prices, scar- city of materials and tlio almost im- passibility of financing any construc- tion." if J7 was a fair m'.nlaium wage two or three years ago it should or 415 now. It was quite to be expected that employers would stand against aay attercpt is but unless their "sbill.ty to pay" were znsde Ipown .tho commission would have' failed In ils. undertaking. The Authority Limited Chairman McLeod, howerer, point- ed ont that the authority of the com- mission did lot go to the lengths in- dicated by Mr. Kingdom. He aald the effort ot the was merely to arrive at'what sbould be a decent minimum wngo and working day lu view of the present cost, of Hring. Thero'wao no ojuestlon of a maximum wage. Air employer might pay what be liked, according to his ability to nay. Mr. Martin stated that he -would be to. any employer being com- pelled to answer cattd by Mr. Kingdom. Sir. Smeatou indicated that he thought such ques- tions would'be oufslde the Jurisdic- tion of tho Board.-- Afternoon Witnesses FITS employees arid three employers were examined: dariug the atternoqu Session. Stcssrs. McKillop nf tho Al- berta E. "Sloan of the Columbia Macaroni factory, and Rir- row of tho Lethbrtdgo Laundry Co. were the employers. Two girl em- ployees of the laundry-aiiu'ihreo lady clerks in dry goods stores wero cx- amliied. TLe laundry, workers said they were receiving per week, and Wffik respectively. Both] lived at home with their.parents. One paid sii dollars Vweci board, arid the other gave all her wages to her mother who allowed her a certain amount for carfaro and Both girls thought would be re-, quired if boarding away from home.'! Five or six pairs of shoes: are neces- sary a year, each.thought. One of the girls eald she hail.never owned a suit; ana neither could boast bank ac- counts.. Get' Afong.'Comfortably The lady, clerks earned >J7, ?21 and per week respectively at the Hud- sonVBay.and-Clafke anrt.CoV, and all seemed i satisfied -that they were rairiy.'well paid.. all r--wi.iitj" saiil.oh'e'. us ever gets that..'But: I get enough to get along comfortably on and lire respect-' ably." They, thought J3Q to 535 a year for shoos, oiie uew.suit every two .one new. coal every two years, should be enough, for the ordinary girl who didn't want to buy every- thing in sight. The coat would cost fiO to J50 and the suit from to ?75 under present prices. Board coald bo secured at }8 to a week, though many clerks arc bachelor KNIGHT-WATSON INACTION AGAINST C.P.R. MOOSE' JAW, Sept. ages of were awarded the Knight Watson Ranching com- pany of Raymond and against the Clrtldlan Pa- cific Railway In the bench court here last night. The Albert! company sued the for. alleging that "cuttle shipped from Cardston and Ray- mond deteriorated In value be- .caute there was a of water In the C.P.R.' stodfyirdi here. The Jury found the company guilty of negligence In accepting shipment of the stock. NUJiBEK 243 PRISONERS IN KENTUCKY JAIL OPERATE STILL LEXINGTON, 'Ky.-Rodney David county Jailer at Render, son, Ky., Was convinced that enforcement of prohibition In a difficult matter when discovered that seven "of hfs pritoneri bad formed a dlstllllnf company right with- in the Stall.'of prison. Their stlir. constructed out of an afd coal oil cm with a beneath it hold fire for i siphon they hid ami.Jnserted ft In top of the oil can to illow the juice to.fuh Into 2 can ths> .had torat- toes. for the still be burning torn up blan- kets. hed dlttllled more ,than. a pint of fan "white "ni'Jlf" from tour corn bread which .they had saved from thelr'ratlons. AIIACKE Attempt Made on the Life of Of- ficer in Charge of Southern Ireland GENERAL STRICKLAND WAS FIRED UPON {ContjnueU on Page .the r corner lezdlriB'into-M'' McCiirtaln'streeVnear :the General Strickland was not Injur- ed, but the driver of the cap was' slightly wounded. It was understood that General Strickland intended to sail .last night and that his baggage'had been placed aboard the steamer. As his automobile turneX the Mc- Curtain street corner on the way to the dock an attacking party divided Into two groups stationed on opposite sides of the road be- gan firing. The' occupants of the machine returned the fire asYhe' car sped on. "r MANUFACTURERS TO AftftAY OF FIGURES Sept. are.being triide by trie Canadian Association .here to'prese.nt iojhe tariff commis- sion when b.itf "arrives here, about the end 'of October, a full and carefully prepiired th'esls for every branch-of trad'e.ithr; most compre- henslve Itj is stated, that the commission his received anywhere iniCaiada. The preser- tKe quo will be the Jhe 'manufacturers. Steady Conditions the Pflrciisirie Pub; not de finitely inclined to comraitilhemselves, officials ot-the Dominion go'vernmenl in. touching on matters, affecting the cost'bt diBposed (o the op- that the tendency :from'' now on (will-.he downward. They.point to th In..the past few wholesale sugar'guolatlons (lie rroepect ofca lower prlce-leVel for siich as floor; and milk, and .the announcement; that the five BANDITS TAKEN ADMIT GUILT N.B. PARIS BUS! Hour Is Due For A Decline Sept. wheat fin the decline flour (9 due for a fur- llicr deci-case in price, according lo local milters, .Western millers commenced on August 30 to mill the 1520 crop. Prac- tically all the stocks In Western Can- ada ot tho war grade of flour has been disposed of. Pre-war flour was today quoted wholesale ;il 86.88 for u US- 1'ound sack, ami war grade flour" at 1-3 a compared with tin. fyr government control of wheat 1 .Retail grocers today sold SS-pounil ST. JOHN.'N.B., Sept. nominations for the.approaching prov- inclai ejections follow Queens county: J. Bi Hellierington or Coles Isbnd, and George H. King of "selected by.tiberals. Cbailotie colinty: The Conserva- tives selected Taylor' ot st George and ,T. M. Flewetllng of St Stephen, to go on the ticket together with two candidates suggested by the FarmcrE, Scott D. Guptill and 0 R Pollard. Albert counly: J. Peck and tewls omlth. Conservatives. St. John county; Hon. ,1. B. M. Bar REG1NA, Sept Bras- chak and John Ftschowy, two of the bandits who-lield. up a poker game at Red Deer lumber mills on-. Saturday and then engaged In a gun fight with Constable Ives and a posse on Monday afternoon, were captured without a struggle at Peesane, a small way station on the C.N.R. line about 50 miles west of Hudson Bay Junction at noon today. The bnndlts ,were engaged eating their dinner at the time and were taken absolutely unawares, but they were both well armed. They are Austrian: .ajid gave their ages as 21 years. They ad- mitted their guilt and also stated that they worked with the bandits that held up the employees of the Lcckhart Milling company at Fort Frances, Ontario, September Surrounded In Haystack Sept. bulletin from the Post represeiilative wlth'tho rosso hunting bandits in the Hudson Bay Junction country says that the balance ot tho gang arc surrounded In'aj hay- stack oaat of Tisdale. Tile POSEO lias opened lire nnd the bandits are -reluming it. Cspture is expected at any time. ter. Conservative and T. B. Carson. provincial leader nichlbucto county: A. K. Bondage P. Helanson and A. A. Dysart, Llb- jMonclon City: Conservatives ad- Joumert without selecting candidates. FURTHER PRICE CUT IN SUGAR COMING MONTREAL, Sept. was learned here today In wholesale Siisar circles that all Canadian .suoac refineries will on Monday announce substantial reductions In all grades of refined sugar. NEARLY HUNDRED THOUSAND -FOR HEREFORD BULL BIJBNOS Hereford bull which wan tho Brand champion- ship at tho lulcrnallonnl Block show hero was sold for This Is per cent.- decrease in.the family bud- get, indicated in the September report wint'er months, which will" lessen the ability ot the public to buy, is also regarded as an important-factor in the cost of living. While there is no (Its- position to believe that there is any possibiliy of gelling back to pre-war prices for a long time to come a steady betterment of conditions-for the pur- chasing public Is confidently looked forward to. LADY GEDDES ARRIVES YORK, Sept. des, of the HriUsh ambassador lo tlio United Slnlns, accompanied by her five children, arrived hero toilay on Ihe steamer Mauretanfa. .They wore taken from the liner at Quaran- tine and broiiglit to the city on tho coast guard cutter Manhattan. The liner also brought IGt boxes of gold bars valued at SAYS SHOT WAS FIRED AT HER WIIH HOHI lor SJ3 tiUU This la n flour at ........j record prlco (or -Souti[ Aiawlft. CORK, Sept. Tliom- as MiicCiirlnin, widow o( the Ifita lord mayor ot Cork, who. was assassinated In his home Jasl March, rnported this after- niiOM tlint n Bhot. was fired at her shorlly before noon toilay while she walking in the sarclen In the rear of her house. ft Iti n ifi Going To U. S. To Give Evidence On Irish Situation DUBLIN, Sept. Der- ham of the town of Balbrlggan, near here, announced today an Invitation had been received by the chairman of the town of that place '.16 go to the United States tb giro evi- dence-Before the "Comhuttee of One llu'ndrert" which was recently formed there' to make an Investigation of tho situation. He said ho had sent a reply, saying tho chairman of the town.board was In jail, but that Iio woufd go instead. Councillor Der- ham's own house was burned during the- recent raid on Balhrlggan liy "Block and Tons" who burned several dwelling bouses as a reprisal for tho murder of two police officers. ANTICIPATE SENSATION IN SMALL CASE TORONTO, Sept. stated today that the attorney. tt O-rtjrio hjs been asked to a wirrant agalnrt an un- timed In connection with '.h? 1C months ago of Ambrose J. Small, theatrical magnate, and his sec- John Doughty. The tiory Intimates that 'if warrant Is Issued the effect will be very sen- sational. Credits Abolition' of Wheat Con- trol As One of The Causes SHOE PRICES ALSO DECLINE Is Room in a Block Private Dwelling? Judge at Fernie Asked to From Magis- trates Decision Confiscating Valuable Amount of Arouses Great Interest. (Special Correspondent to The i Mr. W. D. Carter, K. C, o! at. I 'omey general's department vie- session ot torn, woo represented the crown in .ke Kootenay has jlte case, replying to tie .rpuneut" lust closed here, was ot wore than j set out by his learned friend, took oc- ord nary interest because of the fact casion to point out to His Honor that cVe.comIns up rram iD tlle eases dled Macdonald, some Magistrate Whlmster's court In whiclijof them cases which had been Wrn. Kerr who had been found guilty by justices of tha supreme court of of having liquor in his possession this province aad other, comlUR hen, trar> to tho provisions of the prohlbl- decisions in other provinces that In ion act was the appellant and Mag- such rases these definitions'of "prl- nf ill. nP PH Lawson vste dwelling" were made necessary clty police were niadej from the fact that the actions were defendants Mr. Kerr had been ar-j tried under statutes which did nol rested on June lllh last and.his room! define what the term private dwelling In the Beck block on Victoria Avenuo meant, and It became necessary for searched under a warrant Issued from! the presiding Judge to define tho lernv court, 363 capes In accordance with the nse befcig mada of a building or suit of rooms which it became necessary to definitely de-' scribe in order to Intelligently decide the fact. In the case before the court Mr. .Carter contended that none of the citations made by hla learned friend applied, for the reason that tho Pro- hibition Act'under which too action was belne tried, distinctly defined what should constitute a private dwell- ing for the purposes of tho act and thus the deflnitJon of what constllut-' ed a private dwelling did not concern the court, ft having been made clear in the evidence given at the first arid by the. legislature when tte-act wis SerOntl tl-TalQ ilin Knfnw _ of liquor of different brands and two barrels and some kegs of bulk liquor were found and taken In custody by the Chief. Kerr was found guilty under the Act and fined and costs and liquor, amounting to about {16.000 In value, was turned over to Chief Spiller. of the provincial police force and by him shipped to the provincial custodian of liquors at Vancouver. Notice of appeal was given, and the case camo before His Honor- Judge Thomson'on, Tuesday. There were no material differences second trials. She case being fought out on behalf ot Appellant Kerr. upon the ground that the-liquor was stored in his private room which his attor- ney, Mr. A. B. Macrtonald, of Cran- brook. assisted by F. C. Lawe, con- tended constituted a private dwelling house under the act Tills room is located in what Is known as the Deck block on.Victoria Avenue.and Is separutc-d from the Fernle parsed.' Mr. Carter went farther arid (Continued.on page Four.) OTTAWA, Sept. of wheat control nsiJrtiuinj irom in and getting back to 'pre-war conditions i Johnson block., in which the Fernl in milling ofrflour, will mean a reduc- Chitf Is located, and from which th tioh iii 'Hie price.of Canadian flour to according to an easterr: township miller, who is spending few1 .....days in the city. Ha stated that a number, of. the'Iarge mills had sent rooms oh the second floor of Mock opim upon the same passage as docs the Fertile Club' Rooms. .There WRANGELWES UP THIRTEENTH SOVIET ARMY were also a tailor at lime in IIEO, owing to of the the SBBASTOPOL, Sent. AVrangel, auti-EolFhiYik leader in Uielr war stocks before bringing Hie! patents on the market again. Hovv-j ever, -with the opening of the millBlcltinE numerous eases in which tha for grinding the 1920 wheat crop, all .ha.d and grades of be turned out as previous to wheat and fion'r control being established.- When this is done. while some of the highest patents will be more cosily than the present gov- ernmcnt standard grade, the' grade is likely to be followed By further de- cnu''11 lo tic cheaper and creases, tho prospect, of a certain .e several cheaper grades amount of unemployment during th again.' Most ot.the standard flour slill held by the mills, is being cleared oul lo nil large osport orders and the ware- houses .are expected lo be practicallv emrtied when the grinding of 1920 wheat gets into full swing. Shoe Prices Less TORONTO, Sept. prominent wholesale Jobber in this city Is quot- ed as saying that boots are being sold generally in Toronto at prices at least perfcent: below those prevailing six months ago. He attributed this to a concerted effort from tho manu- facturers to move stocks at prices based on replacement figures and re- gardless of actual costa. "We are tak- ing onr be said, "in an en- deavor (o reduce prices to a point wberc they will make slabie busi- ness." To Increase Rubber Price LONDON', Kept. 2o.--In order to raise the price of raw rubber drastic steps arc contemplated by the Rubber Growers' Assoclalioa which represents about one-third of the owners of the three million acres.of rubber under cultivation. The association suggests to members and other growers llial they so reduco their tappings of rub- ber trees as.to effect u reduction in the output of 25 tor cent. National Road Loses Heavily In Damage Case ItKOINA, Sapl. Aay Wnlpolc awarded ilamage's and from the C.S.R. for iier child by (ho jury In the court ot the bench here yesterday. Her lusband, n C.NMt. englnser, was kill- oil last April when hi? locomotive crashed through a bridgo near Pj-ra- nltl, B.C. Mr. Justice Fllgclow lesorv- id Ms decision until points of law idvo been decided whether ttio ICB.nJly. ba .brought .In tbla jourt, ment in the case, to' that one Issue, citing numerous cases (rial, judges had made HIUUBB definitions ot the terra which he con- tended confirmed his. contention.that Ke'irr's room came within that mean- ing. Coyne Is Guilty- Judge Simmons Suspends Sentence taken more than six days. Postpone Trans- Canada Flight For One Week EDMONTON, Sept. a very strong recommendation for Ifr.tcncy Ip view of certain cfrcum- (Bailees, the Jury sitting on the (rial of A.-F. A. Coyns, charged with sedition, brought in a ver- rflct of "guilty" Friday afternoon in trit criminal court after a de- liberation of two hours and seven 'minutes, and Mr. Justice Sim- mons later dealing with the pen- alty, allowed the accused to go on suspended sentence.- Miners Turn Down Commission Award GLACE DAY, N.S., Sepl. an unanimous vote the report ot tho Hoyal commission on wages aud bousing conditions was rejected at Do. minion last right and the U.M.W. eie- cul.ivo recommendations to accept ibc award, with certain mollifications were upheld. 'The Dominion local want the retroactive money paid from May 1, and.not.July. 1, ns the award of the commission recommended. At a meeting of Phalon local the wercl was turned clown by a vote of lo 4. KOREAN STUDENTS ON WRECKING TOUa TOKYO, Sept. from Seoul report thit six hun- dred Korean students attacked and destroyed seven buildings, In- cluding a bank and a police sta- tion (n the town of Genzan, Sev- eral Koreans were killed in the clash with the police that foi.ow- ed 45 arrests, were made, CALDER BACK FROM ENGLAND OTTAWA, Sept. J. A. Calder, president of the. privy council, arrived at New York from Southampton on board the Maure- tanla today. Mr. Calder is expect- ed In Ottawa during the week-end but Intends to remain here only long enough to dispose of pressing business before leaving for the west to join the Tariff commis- sion of which he Is a member. OTTAWA, Sept. to some alterations in the arrangement, which were found necessary by Col. Leckie. in making tha trial flights with hfs Fairey seaplane, the date of the pro- posed trans-Canada flight has been postponed for about one week by the air board. Tha oinct rats when the attempt will be made will hs announc- ed in few days. It is likely, as a result ol the tests which have already been made by Col. Leckle, that there will be a change in the type on the eastern leg ot tho journey from Hali- fax to Winnipeg and two planes may be used Instead of the one Falrey sea- plane was planned to fly the entire first section Ot the trip. Col. Lecklo arrived hero this evening and will be here for a couple of days, per- fecting the now arrangements. 36 BUSHELS TO ACRE STIRLING FARMER'S CROP (From pur Own LCorrespDndcrit) RAYMOND, Sept. Romerll, of the Stirling district, brings Into town a gcorf crop story. His yltld has been heavy onrt From 48 acres ho threshed 36 bushels to the acre. This Is one of the best yields reported thus. far. Mr. Romeril Is acknowledged to be one of the best farmers In the fertile Stifl- ing district. New Dayton Farmer's Wheat Yields 421-2 Bushels to Acre (From Our Own Corrcjpnodont.) NEW DAYTON, Alta., Is believed to bo the largest yield of wheat In the south this year we think has been threshed today by Tom McKay, southwest of town, who threshed forty-two and one-half bushels to the acre of wheat off approximately seventy acres of a total of three hundred weighing 64 pounds to'the bushel, the average being In the vicinity ;of 33 bushels to the acre. Other heavy yields; Include'the Sick Farming Co., who averaged a little over thirty bushels on a total acreage of about four hundred. O. M. Catcy averages about 32 bushels on a quarter-sectlon of wheat. Nels Peterson averages about the same thing as far as has been threshed. The Miami Farming Co.'s crop has not yet been threshed and as they have a large acreage the average for the district can- not accurately be given until their threshing is about but from the showing being mf.de all round we are convinced wo have as good a crop as anywhere south, If not trie best. ;