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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xin. LETHBR1DGE, ALBBOTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1920 NUMBER Strong Attack Made On Increased Rates by Winnipeg Counsel Railway Commission Judgment, He Not Only' -Guarantees Ten Per Cent Bividcua fo C. P. R., But i Assures Large Annual Grocer Declares There Is No Reason for Increase. i I. OTTAWA, Sept this judgment Is cor- rect, It it 3 judgment that entitles them' to take 10 per cent', divid- ends and In addition, frotn 10 to 15 millions by way of annual sur- plus. To the yoke of such a Judg- ment the people-will never sub- mit. There will be a continuous fight against It. In these worts, Mr. K. J. Symlnx- ton, counsel for the government of Manitoba .expressed Ins general ob- jecllon to lie recent Judgment ot the railway Aboard increasing freight and passenger rates -when the appeal from the judgment to" the privy council was coins argued- today before Premier Melghen arid several of hls'colleaguea. Mr. Hngb Blala -who had previously spoken' on behalf Oie Wholesale QrOcerB' 'Association, 'vigorously sup- 'appeal, declared that to ere .was. no val.ld'reason1 for AD Increase in freight rato at Uie: present time >'Uch C.P.R. an add 1- of one, hundred million and" Impose a heavy harden upon the consumers. Basin; his- argument upon the as- sumption that there has bean dis- crimination against the west in the matter ofjrailway rates, Mr. Syming- ton declared that the west must re- fuse to assume an unfair burden and at the same time have its natural nd- tafcen away. Forty-five per cent of .the. gross earnings of the C.P.R, It had been shown, lie said, pro- duced-In -the --west -had yielded net earnings of 67 per cent On the othci hud 65 per cent, of groaa earninfts in the had produced net earn- ings ot only S3'per cent: This show- ing was clue to the circumstance that the operation ratio Is. so much lower in the prairlfl- provinces .where "wo everything tlat. maiee railway oporatlon Mr. Symington "maintained that U tho government decides that the rail- ways are entitled to some increase they Ehouid te imposed on traffic that does not at the present time pay 1U way. The people in the west, he 'said, hare to pay the penalty ot liv- ing a Jong distance fram: inanufactur-' ing centres. They to pay for the long haul on the.clui of freight on which the increase mast be passed along to the coosamor.. On the other hand wheat, prdjuct of the west, is a world-commodity, the price of. which is fixed by tie Liver- pool market. "The he Bald, "has for years crucified on the altar of discriminatory, freight 'rates and we are now for redress. Continued Kive. RAN SLIVER UNDER NAIL OF FINGER AND DEATH RESULTED, (From Oar Owi CorreapouJeut) MACLEOD, Sept death of Mm'. Charles' Johnston Tuei-. day morning aftertb sliorl an illness, came as a lo her many Two weeks' ago she was at- tending to her, household duties, and while dusting the baseboard .In her parlor ran a sliver under tho nail .of her right hand, har husband took It out, and the next day she complained of it paining her. Her bnebarid brought her to the hospital, where she has received medical attention; and the best of nursing, hut the end oaue suddenly this morning.' She leaves a husband, and one daughter thirteen years o! age. Her lather with her sister and brother live near ho'r homo, which Is eight mllea south of Mscleod. The fnneral will tw from the Methodist church on Thursday at I 2 p.m. TO COIIECT LUXURY TAX WITH STAMPS System Goes Into Effect At l''irst of Nov- enrber. OTTAWA, Sept. (Canadian i order to remove many of the misapprehensions existing In re- sard to the luxury tales, Hon. R. W. Vngmora, minister o( customs and in- land rflienue, .with tbe two deputy his Joint department, plan- inlng a tour of eevfral towns and cit- Iis. It Is expected that a trip through .the casten; provinces will be arrang- if.A lo start about the middle of Ocl- I oher. The. plan will be to armnge mpcUngs through the board of trade In eacb ot tla larger elites, and merchants present to explain ItUcJr diiTtcultfea to tho authorities and ;bava any misunderstandings cleared in this way It is hoped to BO- cure a gfeator' mcaaurb of co-opera- tion from too mercbflnts thr'ougnoul :1ho country and thus bring In greater returns from the taxes. 'The stamp system of colloctlng tbe taxes, will. It is expected, bo Ijaug- t ou November 1. Merchants then attach stamps for the inmotint of (bo luxury tax to tho flack- age in which they wrap tho goods Details ot the method ot affixing find cancelling stamps used .for this purpose, have been worked out and II IB hoped to have a plenltrul supply of special slamps of different denomi- nations 'available to the dealers In rlcntr of lima for starting tho new eyalem on Ihe above date. The Elamps will be sold through tho banks in most cities, but in some ot the larger centres such as Montreal ond Toronto, It is likely that an office v.'lll bo opened by the department where tho sales of tbeso stumps will ho taken caro The stamp method !a expected to provide a much easier (ncans of checking sales ami also to Jiring in tho returns from Ihe luxury (axes mucli niora qnlcWy Ihtin umler the pi system. Sack Town of MaDorr, Burning Town Other Buildings CORK, Sept of, the town of Hollow county Cork, dur- nignt oc the Sinn Fern coup of jejtarday In which the military; were raid- ed and a gergiant was ,killed. Not the "Black and but tie 17th Lancers are.Btld Iq have exacted the reprisals. They turned and some .40 .buildings, including tbe creamery shops. There was inuch 'shoot- ing by 'the soldiers, but no casnahies hare been reported: The' fire was still burning tils'.afUrnooh. v A Hallow dispatoh Tuesday after- noon reported, the raiding of the mili- tary barracks there. Last night an agency dispatch from Dublin announc- ed that Mallow fire in several places, liavinjr been burned and. amounting to eraJ thousand pounds'already iaving been done. Tha town has about J.500 population. MIIJTARY. FUNERAL AT MACLEOD; SATURDAY (From Our Own Correspondent) MACLBOD, Sept. military funeral of Sergt. on Kalurrlay was a scene not to bo .forgotten by those who saw. It. The'church was crowded, nnd many we're "not abis to get inside the bnfldt'ng.' The pro cession, formed at the homo ot the late sergeant dn wended its way to the church of Bng- land, after the service, and lhance to tbe public cemetery. Tha procession was led by the firing party, followed by the gun carriage, and then earoo the police in a'body. At the cemetery after Uia service the fir- ing party flred volloy, and the post WIIB by, the bugle. onds the life of anotbeir.who bu snflnt over (hlrty In the ills char BO of rtiiry, with the (frealMt over seen on the American continent. GOVERNMENT. ROAD.-. FARMERS Sept. 28. Car shortage In Northern Manitoba on the Canadian National Railway lines, threatens disaster to the farmers, according J. L, Brown, president of the United Farmers of Manitoba, addressing .the rail- way commission Kr.'Brown suggested pooling ears as an im- mediate remedy for the ear short- age on the government lines. Mr. Brown accused the'1 railway company of shipping their cars further west. for transportation of coal, Hon. F. B. Carvcll, chairman of the railway commtsGlon, advised the delegation E. Warren, general manager- of the C, N, R, in an attempt to have more cars furnished, the farmers. INDICATE LIKELIHOOD OF ARMISTICE BelNG SIGNED WASHINGTON, Sept. State department advices from Riga, regarding the .peace con- ference between (he lives of Poland and soviet Russia continue to Indicate the likelihood of Ihe conclusion of an armistice. VfcaUUC VTU1UUI13 White Sox Player i Chief Go Between CHICAGO, ot al- leged go-betweens and gamblers who bribed White Sox players wu ed in a confession made lo grand Jury today WWlaca wfeo joined Cieotte and Jackson In: maktoc; a clean breast ot the vorUTi series, frame up. named "ChJtk" GaMU, former White Soi player whom a true bill was returned terday, chief go-betveeh oa the team and Brown end SnHrran, gambl- ers, from either New York or Boston as go-betweens for the Tbe Jury Immediately Toted bills for Brown and Sullivan. said he wu supposed to get and Jackson the aanis, but that he received only half at which he'gave lo Jackson. He said OandU told Urn tLkt Bffl "Burns, veteran pltchw; and -At-: tell, former prliefighUr, fixing it for the Soi players to get Williams told Uio grand Jury h'e believed" the names "Brown and SalU- van" given by the eastern gamblers, were fictitious but said ha- conld identify both men if he Uiek again. It was intimated' at the criminal) court building that Assistant. State's Attorney neplogle was working on the theory Uiat "Brown" and Abe At- tell might be the same person. Hits .Comiskey Hart of his seven players cost Charles A. Comistey, owner .o( Ihe- Wlilte Sox, tho amount for which he coiild'ha've sold their today. The club'.owner fixed .the. val-. nation of the seven Joe Jack'sony Buck 'Oscar Felsch. 'Claude Eddie lie Fred--McMnliln, Total f FIRST OSTRICH CHICK HATCHED IN VANCOUVER, 8.C, Sept. first .ostrich chick hatched IB. Canada, progrtuinj under of.Zoo Manager F. .Green Park.' It at first that the nrt imj valuable bird weuM riot )lvec Jonathan quickly the cat and aecuiTd a dccl.lon lamlly spwilel. RUTH MAKES PHILADELPHIA, Sept Ruth ktt 64th run to ball over tlwrtgrit'fletd In the ninth InnlRg of game of -the double, hoiider.lxtwMn New York and Philadelphia. Bent. Hoe Bdward the final count of all the pclli.Ulit wlS In tonight had a -rates In Uw, provin- cial wHle the labor Allen Norgrore, bad UOB. The aro ,f ijwcted to tiw 'majority lor the government candidate and It Is cedifdrthat ftivlabor candidate will deposit.' Woman, Guilly ffi] Killing Husband, EDMONTON, Sept. Earah Jackson, tried for the her husband, Hughle Jackson at Swim River last Christmas, was found gulHy by a jury here toilay and be hanged on December 21 next.'The jury, after JO minutes'; returned with the verdict and made a strong plea that leniency be recom- mended to the sovernor-geuera! at Ot- tawa, Mrn. Jackson Is tbe first woman In the province of Alberta to havo been found guilty of murder and to bo sentenced to be'h'anged. TAFTSIMOF BIG VICTORY FOR HARDING Sept. sorry .te interfere Mr. said Hon. C. C. BallanlyniV ininlster ot marine and fisheries, tpdajj, when shown', W. L. MacKenzie King's reference, in his speech at 'Vicforii Canadian government mer- chant, marme. person' of sense would credit as Mr. Ballan- reports from the elevator men. WOMAN llUllinil UL.I1ILI1ULU m. v. f. Says-Untarlr Temperance Act Manofac- _.tares Them Mnv may postpone tion Out of Regard to the OTTAWA, BepL of! laxiame Gagno'a, sentenced to be exe- f cnted at Quebec oh Friday again! comes before the catlnet council to- day. Discussed at considerable length j In conncli yesterday, It presents many unusuaJ dlfflculties., Madame Gaguon 'as found guilty of causing UIA death ot her stepchild under drcmnstances of eiceptionaJ cruelty. Her hasband is now undergoing a Jlfe sentence-for his part In the case, in the ordinary! course ol Is. nnllkely that i there would have been any interfer-! ence with the course" of the law. Bat i since her arrest. Madame Gagnou has, given birth' to twins. The babies are two months and1 IS days old and are being nursed by the mother. -It Is claimed on behalf o f. Madame Gagn on that the execution ot the mother at the present stage would entail punish- ment of thd children. Although a final decision has not been rejicbed-by Ihe cabinet, it is some likelihood of the elocution being postponed- N, B. Irish League ;s V" Coast Ladies Cane Leader Walking Stick Mounted With JVC. Reception' to Mr. King 8T..JPHN, N.B., New Brunswick brsnch'of the Setf-Determi- nallon-league of Ireland oliCanada opened'its convention hero last even- ing with one hundred and three'regis- tered delegates in In his address of Wilea.Agar, chairman, declared' thai "the" British Empire was composed of a number of sovereign states within the -empire, with varying degrees of liberty. Ire- land wanted freedom and waB making ber fight for that purpose-. Judge Carleton of Woodstock; de- clared that he did not desire that Ire- land should be separated from Eng- land, but lhat her condition should bo made better. v. J. D. O'Connell of declared It was no more right for Ireland to be governed by force by England, than for Canada to Insist upon ruling Xew- j foundland. i IS DIRECTOR OF 1 MEDICAL SERVICES VAXCOUVER, Sent. his arrival' hero last cf euiug from Vic- toria with the members of his party. Hon. W. L. King, Liberal leader, WBS presented by tho Liberal Women's Association of Vancouver, with' a gold-bcadod walking stick, mado from oak timber from the old steadier BeavCr, ttfo first steamer to reach British Columbia from Eng- land, and mounted with gold from the mines of the province. Mr. King was the guest of honor fit a reception-last -night.' Mayor R. H. Gale extending tho official welcome. .Mr. King made a.plea for tbe inaug. uratiOn of such courtesies as mark tho DUbll' ot Great Britain. "We salfl Mr. King, "the evid- ence, cf a larger, .patriotism In the efforts to make Canada a greater and ntiltcrl dominion, united by good- will among hrr.people. .We see this In the coiirlesles of political oppon- which' F hope will develop and attain tho high standards which mark public life in tho old land." The Liberal'lender will deliver tho fficoml address of bis .western tour here" tonight. SON OF U. S. SENATOR GUILTY OF MURDER ALEXANDRIA, Minn., Sent. Ousfafv-iNeIsoti, son-in-law ot United Nelson, was last night convicted of a charge ot murder in the first degree.. He was accused of kill- ing; Joseph :Middlel9n, a farm hand; Chatnnan Flavetle said It was "ab surd to suggest, as some, people did that there was more drinking now than under the old Sam Clarke ot Went Northumber- land, the Ontario.Tem- perance Act, was making, the peonlt "tiara, hypocrites and thieves" and the moral injury caused to society on ibis score more than balanced the kn- proveroenl that there had been, "in sobriety. Major Tolmie, .Windsor, took the ground tiiat more .moderate 'Issue thin theOnlario Temperance "Act, 'by which.a man might obtain a reason- able tmanlity of liquor, would have been preferable'. CHARGES AGAINST U. F. O. DROPPED "CftAWJEVILLE, Ont., Sept. ChErse's that the United Farmers of Ontario had 'sent financial aid from the central body to buflteriii county election of Thomas Slack-on October 20 last, were with- drawn at election trial-here res'- lerday. The charges. of intimidation! brib- ery.''and widespread corruption made the TJ. F.'O. fell of their own weight, so .counsel told tho court it was not necessary to withdraw them. OTTAWA, Sept. C. Ar- nold lias been appointed director of f services the 'department of soldiers' cirll I succeeding Dr. B..O. Davis, 0. 5i. O.. i ST. JOHN, N.B., Sept. fol- lowing candidates for the elections in were today: Sunbury county, United Farmers: James Harding and H. H. Smith. York county, United 'farmers: Douglas Clarkson, Ernest Stairs am! Oilman. Tlicre will bo a three- fight'in' this county. Victoria county, United Farmers: Labor: Fnirk niley of M of Sackviilc, M Jj ault of Shcdiac and H. H. Stomart. Moncton City, Conservative named partment of soldier civil re-establish- ri v V ment for treatment o( war r. r TRUCK DRIVEN BY GRANDFATHER RUNS OVER AND KILLS BABY CHATHAM, Ont., Sept. Wesljy Merrill Johnston, 14 months old, son of Mr, and Merrill Johnston, was crushed to death today under an heavy- oil tank motor truck driven by his grandfather. MINERS REJECT. AWARD BAY, Port. Morion miners' local, following the oxnmnle nf Mm other IneaiK. lisa rejected tho award of the iloyal com- mission which recently Investigated wage and living conditions In the mines. TORONTO MAN IS GRAND SIRE BOSTON, Sept. sovc.cisn grand lodge, Independent Order oi Orlrt Fellows at its annual convention yesterday elected Joseph Oliver ot To- ronto, as grand sire, wilhbiil opposi- tion. Ho has boon deputy grand sire lor two jears. Tho convention will meet in Toronto year. .Mrs, Mp.ria Siiankn, Manitoba, 'was elected treasurer ot the National As- sociation of Rebecca Aasembllc's.: Queens County Conservatives chose Alfred West and W. A. Maehiime, ot Petersvllle. rtestigoticbe County chose David A. Stewart, and HeiirT Dlottc. Moncton Oily Liberals selected Hon. W. Robinson. EXONERATE PROVINCIAL CONSTABLES IN DEATH OF SASKATCHEWAN BANDITS. RKGINA, Sept. Provincial police officers were exonerated by coroner's jury at TIsdale, Sask., last night In Ihe matter of the death bandits, taken dend from a haystack.' where they put up a gun fight and chose death rather than capture. WKY'U. S. CONSIDERS EUROPE POOR RISK Sept. W. Doyrten. unofficial representative of the Dnltcil States in Ihe internal tonal finanefal eonfcrence. took the floor. at the confcrittirc'qtie'st. ot sovordl delegates and explained why Kuropo could not under present conditions, he considercd'bv tfic; Unli- ft} ns -A pood buaine-ss risk. ;