Winnipeg Free Press

April 16, 1920

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 16, 1920, Winnipeg, Manitoba COMMISSIONER NOT NAMED No decision was reached at meeting of the Greater Winnipeg Water District Board yesterday with regard to appointing a successor to Waugh as An estimate of funds needed for the year is PREPARE FOR ELECTION The first Liberal convention in connection with the coming provincial election is announced TO take placn at Glcnboro on Premier Morns will likciy A conference of Liberal members was last night and arrangements made for the Pago eleven Todays and APRIL 3920 PunrisM sola Moon rises THIRTYTWO PAGES Morden Organizing Big Industrial Concern April Grant well known in Canada in connection with the Canada Steam ships merger and in the Old Country as head of the British Cellulose com1 pany tlie dope member of the British house of is in Ottawa to complete the j organization of the biggest industrial MILLIONS FOR BONUSES lte Mackenzie King Will Have Something To Say Today on Second Reading Chairman Gives Full Details To Members of Beestab lishment Committee Government Taking Steps To Meet Abnormally Higlj Cost of Living April Canadian Press criticism of gov embrace the Nova iron and coal the Canada Stcamsliips several ship yards in various parts of the Do and other large 7 he new concern ivill be Opposition eniments bargain with the Grand Trunk railway company was deferred on tho suggestion of in the house tn second reading of the bill to confirm the agrecninet between he government and i minister of pro Swed a mass of correspondence Thlch had passed between the inter sad This correspondenco been requested by the leader o ne opposition on the previous even Lnil when lie found that it took stout two hours for the minister of to rea4 lie for Sore to look it This re quest was to by the govern mid ftisequontly King nioved the adjournment of the de The reading of the documents by showed that some doubt had cast on the legality of the warcliolders meeting in London at yhich the agreement was Tlic minister slated that the meeting had been called regularly in accord ance with the bylaws of the com pany and nolices had been to Lie shareholders domiciled in Jrtat The few Canadian had been notified by a notice published in theCanada Gaz The opinion of the jusiice ucpari and other said the minister of was that the mating had been regularly Had it not been for iwo mistakes in iiic schedule of the acl the govern ment would have proceeded to the carrying out of tne agreement as it RcS passed last Likely to Breed Aniendmenty to tue Food and act precipitated a discussion the evening Isaac ieii ol South was in strong opposition to certain of the clause were being taken up in com mittee and iniroduced amendments 1 The first which he oyeeted to provided for the payment of a portion of ihe tine obtained from convictions under the acl to per son giving the Such a said was per nicious and iikcly to breed a host of lie in the agreed thai the was put n a premium on An ani imimeni intiuJced by Vua declared 1cdiows second amendment to Girike out the provision which it compulsory for an innocent of adulterated when into to produce tho had suid him the M pay the cost of the This was he and h the amendment to a vote ffiilch resulted in a The deputy who was chairman of the voted against the amend saying that Pedlow could wng it up agiin on third reading ul Millions for Civil Servica A moiiou to provide for service bonuses was introduced tlie minister of liowell said that it was designed meet the abnormally high cost due to the lie also staled ihe time coming when he system would have to be Bopped and salaries paid in one Donald South Oxford the humbug about the of civil They were intinually representing themselves They broke their necks to get into the service and lien spent most of their time in it isnaiins for consideration denied wilnary working people who gener ally had half a days work done when civil servants began their iie spoke of rivalry between minis overlapping between depart ments and the general folly of the civil servants privileges bonuses which may bankrupt the Could Greatly Reduce Sutherland asserted that civil irvacts should bt dismissed by tin ioasands and a little efficiency intro Commission control was a There was an organized body the civil service which dictated to government unl had il by the said amid op Nsition He he ti the strikes in the service last itar when the government was to get its printing done and other Jlackenzlc asserted that an tem of should not be rusced through an empty At time there were but 12 members tho government side and about In the combined He thai the government let the stand for further considers On instead of railroading it Sir Henry Urayion said this wt an The lioujp was asked 10 provide money for a civil service salaries been lixed under different cost f1 iiving conditions and this bonus jouna necessary lu enable workers to It vas thK minister to stop pay lli than to reduce salaries Cace the latter were put Make Provision in Power Quebec urged the piirJstcr tivnsider of meni aer by providing in this budget a good and substantial crease in The tuat should b he was to them from income tax or to How them ID deduct from tax the amount of their expenses Drayton said It We an injustice to the civil Krvanis if a bonus had not been past and the suggestion of Sir Henry the house allowed one sixth as the British Empire Sleeel Corpora and will have a capitalization of it is The object of the according to its is to compete with the United Stales Steel and company of its immense trade m the British Colonel Morden was dined last evening by members of He arrived here from hew York He Was delayed in the American metro polis by the railway and hired an aeroplane to bring him here at a cost of WILL UNITE FARMING AND LABOR INTERESTS To Nominate Candidates For Provincial and Federal Seats April There will be a fusion of the farming and labor interests in tlie counties where such an amalgamation is believed necessary for the victory of the can didates of the united party at the was the statement made to night by of Cox second vicepresident of the United larmers of Nova The statements in reports from Truro to the effect that the farmer and labor interests would not are and i may tell you that in tlie counties of Cape Cum iictou and Halifax there will be a United FarmersLabor and candidates will be nominated by that parly to contest the provincial and lederal Labor Men Well Vicepresident Nicholson was em phatic in his declaration that the La bor men who formed the delegation that waited upon the United Farmers in convention ut Truro this week well There was a misunclerstanciing te sardiug the 8liour day said The farmers of Nova Scotia do not object to the miners antr other laboring men sc outing the Shour but the ap plication of euch a work day is im possible iu the faiming Ac cording to theentire matter was smoothed over before til a delegation left the convention operauou 01 tne and there will be strong efforts Col Ihompson put forward to have a united party in the counties named Ill counties where there is no strong la bor tlie farmers will strike out for themselves in order to gain poli tical Total For Present Year Will Reach Amendments Suggested April Prcds special house committee on pensions ami soldiers reestablish ment held its first afternoon sitting John chairman of the pensions made a genera statement on tlie working of the pen sions actHe said some amendments were suggested in the interests of There not any heavy increase neither of liability was there the appreciable In 191D pension bill was over and by llarili j the total was The esj timated cost of was not reached in the last fieca The percentage of administration cose to total payments was about t per There are in all people receiving Thompson Of these were disabled soldiers and children of disabled Depend ents of fallen soldiers excluding chil number The number of totallydisablect soldiers pensioned in class one Soldiers uotvn with affections of the respiratory system numbered about but these were not ail one hundred per Answering Thompson said when a man had been married subsequent to there was no pension to either wife or Children of a pensioner married before discharge were en titled to a pension though they were born subsequent to his he thought this prin ciple should not be There under the present be no danger of a woman marryinir pen sioner in the hope of reaping his pen Tlie witness admitted there considerable hardship in this Arthurs claimed pen sioners should not be debarred from Should Continue Pensions Allowances were made to a pen sioners children while he They should be continued alter Ihe pen sioner met his Peck said the point raised was very told of married after dying with in a couple of but the man e widow received no Thompson said in his private state insurance was necessary to cover such There was opposition to asking Thompson to express an It was unfair to a public There had been many complaints of the act in this These came up as hardship Few Complaints Over Grading There had not been very many complaintsof inadequate grading of but men receiving small pensions often came seeking Thompson thought a 21 per disability man in most cases was earning average wages under present Low disability cases brought more complaints to the boara Burrard Company Un provision able to at payment of the pension in a April Canadian Ulmp He would make accept acl respecting the Burance of letting rard Inlet Tunnel and Bridge coma man commute his pension il nc pany was before the standing comj mliieo on railways in the commons Fiftysix per or The chairman exi were uiiaer PCI The Day at the STAFF CORRESPONDENCE would appear ijhai the Grand Trunk Acquisition act of MHO was imperfectly drawn or that the method by which the meeting of Grand Trunk shareholders called in London last February to ratify the agreement was doubtful in its strict minister of was constrained this afternoon to impart to Ihe house Ihe correspondence documents dealing with the shareholders meeting in question and by the time the minister had waded through the scores of pages of if was fairly evident that the main purpose of the bill before Ihe was not lo rectify the two minor omissions in the original by which a few miles of road in the United States were left and another small linn in Ontario was wrongly but to validat3 an agreement on the validity of which at the present time eminent counsel in England and the justice authorities in Canada are in In view of the extent of the correspondence the opposi tion desired that the minister hold over the bill until time had been given to digest The act of 1919 provided that tiie agreement should be ratified by a in voting of the shareholders of the company present in person or by proxy at a special general meeting duly called for the puroose These shareholders as stipulated in ihe preamble of the included the Great Western debenture under tne bvlaws of the Grand Trunk are not entitled to attend or vote at general meetings of the These debenture holders living in six in were not spocilically notified to be either In per or by notice of the meeting at which ordinarily under the Grind Trunk bylaws they were not entitled to be being simply given in the Canada As n consequence Ihe lull voting power was not pite of the fact that it is staled that even had the Great West ern debenture holders been all present and all voted against the resolu tion it would have Sir Charles Russell and other eminent legal counsel cast doubt upon the sufficiency of the and the regularity of the As a consequence the government now requests parlia ment to render valid that whose validity is in and to cover Spend Forty Millions To Secure Newsprint Supply j April seven of the largest newspaper pub Supreme Council May Reach Definite Decision At Com ing Conference Germany Needs But Must Furnish Specific Security First Brotherhood Until Satur arrived in Ottawa at noon TQ Men I is a guest at tlie Chateau 1 Caine is in Canada negoliatl Report FOP Work mg for the purchase of limits and The syndicate he represents is prepared to spend forty SERVICES IMPROVED million dollars in ensuring that their j newspapers will secure an adequate and continuous supply of ncuspiini j Present New Wage Scale De and lo this lo buy Recently Oreated Railway Board April Atlantic pluprvood areas here and erect pulp I Xews supremo the scheme of the council of the league of about to convene at San is expected I Canadian purchase is to get out tlie to attempt to arrive at a definite on ine onn cision regarding the total indemnity facture the pulp in their own milts in i this transport it lo in iheir own steamers and there vert into paper in their own paper mills and sell it lo their own news Continued on pane LOAN TO ARGENTINA PART PAYMENT OF DEBT Great Britain To Ship To Account Washington Vpril Buenos April Apui i rieilt whereby the British government will loan Argentina to pay off the six per liveyear loan of that amount due to Xew York ASK INVESTIGATION OF PRINT PAPER BUSINESS Commission To Confer With Canadian Government NORTHAMPTON ELECTS COALITION be exacted from Such de cision must Involve the determination of Germanys capacity to Britain and Italy at least enter the conference with no inclination to over estimate tJiis It is regarded as assured they will oppose any fixation of or that will further strain the already j weakened German economic and I financial A leading international financier who declines to allow the use of his name has given an authoritative ex pression on the of the councils first questions should bo this problem of German Since the German capacity to pay must depend largely on the assistance n way of credits which Germany will receive from neutral and allied and since these states will hardly rehabilitate Germany by important advances without specific it is difficult also to see how the confer ence can be precluded propound ing its views as to the most suitable allocation of these While the majority of neutral states will be found willing to do as on humanitarian to con tribute toward reconstruction of vastated countries and the setting The vote was lor up of new there will be found j ylr McCurdy to for Miss Bondj In a similar straight contest with a April Railroad onight delivered an ultimatum Rig Four railroad brother giving them until noon riai 10 have their men report fyr of the House Foreign announced today that a hearing would be held April oil the senate resolution authorizing ap pointmenf of an American commis sion to confer with Canadian govern bankers on May is in reality a sort of triangular transaction by which Great Britain pays off half of he she owes from an authoritative latter debt was con tracted by Great Britain with Argen it is learned The tina for the It til HI form of a credit purchase of understood that in view of oUl to the rncnt officials regarding restrictions placed on the export of pulpwood to the United Representative Re South introduced a resolution by which Attorney Genera Palmer would be directed to conduct a swapping and thorough investigaj Great Britain shipping to th lion into the sale and i rnit Britain agreed with th distribution of print and institute criminal proceedings against j all who have violated the law or who I are guilty of Promote Xew April for a national forest policy ordei to promote which is regarded as essential for the papei was recommended today to tho annual convention of Ameri EXTENSION IS GRANTED ntina minister in London to ship for the account of Argen which will stand as a British loan lo country at live per until January unless other arrangements are it is Great Uritaiu will charge sum to Argentina in payins off ie hoods j I i After iliat limp il stated the rail i mads will themselves open their bonks for a period of 24 hours end i ut for applicants to register during that period and I who arc will be taken I bad into the service retaining their j roster I In any the ultimauim add McCurdy Defeats Miss 7f Labor Candidate Of April j byeleclion for member of the house of held necessitated by the appointment of Charles the holder of the as food resulted in the re election of a coalition by a majority of over Miss Margaret the Labor j from the west an opportunity 10 bring the outlaws back into the unlitness for further railroad spokesman for tho said he had pre asked ihe public to bear with the railroads for a few days in order to givo the grand officers of the brotherhoods organizalions who had very strict limite to their capacities for such considered an Only One Remedy In the case of great countries such I Labor candidate at the general e ec us or now on in McCui overwhehned with economic 3y s majority was it is evident that selfhelp in the The Xortnampton an uncommon amount of interest shape of more work and heavier tax ation is the only conceivalble substan tial The case of Italy is She alone among the continental powers has taxed herself proportion ately lo her She also is working Yet her credit con tinues to decline because of her tem porary paucity of exports due to gen eral i The British Dominion suffered so much less economically than the motherland that in my they should now be offering credits to us not we to Arthur Balfours paradox that while Europe has been the standard 1 improvement was reported traffic arterlen into New while across tho Hudson in Jersey City and strikms railroad men debated the question of returning totheir posts and voted not to form a new organization but to stick tf the uncommon amount ot liuclesl1 question of returning to work wai uing to the personality o f the t to a volp brotherhooc Miss the labor optimistic of an earl tandard has a very nigh lace in the labor 1 A meeting of the striker standard pl Bernard Shaw of the electors wrote The work waa od y ready and courageous and an unrivalled fund of practical informa combine iwo issues in one or to re duce tho number of pages in each j because of paper shorty and experience of this plumed that this was an application for extension of Air who fathered the bill said the stock was all held by muni cipalities bordering on the and much was held by Vancouver and These munici to pre South found themselves unable build their bridge or tunnel at pi objected to long which allowed these companies to fool the public charter had been etended from 1510 to and some ciion should now be made certain uiiin a slated lioi I I minuter of ran aid not object to either the railway which he simply to connect the two The bill Bil respecting the Esquimau said the line C the hundred and lifty miles been and fifty miles more ssaissys Val another extension Grand was supported by or were and was psri About one The average lump sum tor to 19 cr disability would wort out to almost An esti mate of the amount required to place pensions under 20 per on a gratuity placed the sum ai Fund For Distress Cases Dealing with hardships among de ponent Thompson said there been sioners in the larger cities west found their pens There from 100 per disability Thcc was a fund leit by a lluosian which was used to distress among This was called the doukhobor totally incapacitated man received an allowance of yearly fOa Tnoinpson spo can paper and Pulp by its committee on forest conservation General recommendations for a nai tional forest to be coordinat I cd with state include i permanent annual appropriation IM 000 to be applied only where the states recommendation to federal forest holdings un til their total is OR8ESFREESPEECH Only Guarantee Against Ty Says Professor April I of Alberta dressing a joint meeting of Canadian ciubs here this evening on the ject of free but we once and for subjects expediency 01 suppression anu slateo cina added of on trial than they were ever otherwise likely to obtain Peferring to the publication of the economic consequences of the extension fro The i no proposed would serve mining and would be built as soon the traffic warranted that Dr Keid said there could be noob a resolution Pen of the been no com of savins being done by reducing the stafi and re such was pos being cut While all being INDIANS NOT ALLIES BUT BRITISH SOLDIERS Six Nations Soldier Condemns Present System April is a a lot of poppycock for these men to come I iiere and talk about us being allies and not We are British I and indeed proud of said a returned officer and an Indian from Ihe Six Nations before the committee on the Indian act He declared that councillors had not only hindered the progress of but has actually urged their fellow Indians to If we had 1 governmenl of our we might talk of being living everywhere has been is only ture if the standard of living is Timrs to be measured by the standard of i On the tho general standard throughout Europe labor cam eCOIJLMlU bv John Maynard he that by a labor this would be dangerous this was crimination the worst kind ol class dis he Karl Marx found on the shelves nf pverv wellkept The audience comprised 400 of the most prominent men and women in tl e Referring sally which brought applause from ihe Along with brother Martin bitterly denounced councillors on the positively The they system was many ulsion of the ive Socialists from the ew he said This pl ie aces a of the councillors being unable to read or ExChief an aged mem ber of the Chippewa vigor ously urged that they were British subjects and created a surprise by pleading for compulsory enfranchise Charges ihat the present immunity debt collection granted Indians was working very much to their dis i advantage were also i Hundred Per Interest paper money is being squan dered in idle Guard Government Buildings April The German government has decided to place guards around the government and other public buildings and has sent for fifteen large tanks and twenty armored tears because of ru mors of a new attempt to overthron the government for the purpose of forming an alliance with Soviet Rus sia to declare war on accord ing to advicesfrom Berlin The social democrats have issued an the advices calling upon their adherents to register for defence of the republic against in tetrnal arms in Against Military Interference wrote Miss Bondfield has made the bv clection occasion lor challenging the whole political record ofthe gov has been said by labor speakers about the v nationalization industry and lay railroad it was announced to Many of Uic leading maga zines may have to suspend publica tion temporarily if conditions do not ihe announcement Criticiz Wilson for April The rail road labor board was confirmed to ale and McCurdy has n The vote on charged his opponenls with conceal in the real ends of McCurdy has1 always represent ed Northampton made a and has far aa hc could control 1 a personal He de nominations came after four hours discussion behind closed Mem bers of the railway labor board were called tonight by President Wilson in meet tomorrow and ome of them are already in the cap VuniKr criticism of President suii for his selection was said again to havn marked tho both Democrats and Republicans taking Asquith In his election jn it basis of com McCurdy said plaints was the alleged lack of prom There are just two jucstions your votes must do you approve of my appointment of the senate in do you approve the policy the memberH of the labor has been entrostcd to ml all Pariy test or i Glared himself still a liberal and refused to answer queries ify heck lers as to whether he would ulti Cloorge or I mately support Lloyd thp consUr indignation in England and the Brit ish government would repudiate il Every chance Germany has of obtaining help in the way of raw materials and credit would be espoiled by any acts of Arrest Von Leuttwitz Paris April United A news agency despatch from Berlin today said that MajorGenera von fiuettwitz and Major ac w cuscd of attempting to foment a new he Libcn KING TO TOUR WEST Liberal Leader To Go Eight j Through To Coast Ottawa April is understood Mackenzie iea il to tour the an educated leader of ithe Six Nations also a weapon in the hands ot the ol the declared ho would why use the ney proolOl white moneylend 100 per interest Hegina and Saskatoon Complete Presentation Of Statistical Data FOUND INDEPENDENT STATE IN ANATOLIA Turkish National Leader Pro claims Prince As Viceroy uTo Nalionai a memuui as tailing any works representatives on the appointed to make trie rew contract reported to the scum committee that prores5 wsis bems fast as the situation Kctnal the Id has proclaimed himself Grand Vizier and minister of war vimod former sh as minister of foreign iaiV 1111 Ferid former Sheik as minister of the is nol believed in that Pnnct has authorized the use ol his baiot it is no try direct What reptv to this have we when propcrlv elected members cannot lake tier The thermometer of n dvdua liberty was rapidly falling south of freedom of speech fs he only guarantee our world gives against Continued on page Lougheed Outlined Naval Policy of Government west at the the present i his trip about tha orts in any i district attorneys in every strike area I have made local rrests of I and strikers but it was were cases where specific law tions have occurred Strike Dying April from rail centres in the central west and on the Pacitic coast today out assertions of railroad brother hood and railway officials that the strike was dying out and thsir traffic conditions were improved In Ohio and supporters of the govern strikers were reported to be rer that he cannot hope to j turning to work in a number of too the government had decided to carrj Demand Sends Price Up Further Increase Predicted April from Alberta and Montana has ad vinccd the price of first quality hay Jo S35 a Yon and dealers predict S10 hf bv iune Alberta buyers are reported to be bidding in all the hay j they can here and throughout the The average price for the last three years was pulsory Another he sa hart compared the council in his ro serve to the people in the jungle of i on the Canadian naval service on pre war accepting the offer of the Injured While at work early this Jessie machin t in the two of his toes badiy He Frank Hall Recognizes Photograph of Father ToronlOj April Special Frank otherwise George the shell shocked soldier whosj identity has been puzzling the authorities re cognized a photograph of his father when shown it at the Toronto jail today by Taylor of Hamil witii whom Dcnsham lived until to Boniface r t P Denikma Going to E April today announced to at Ge former antiBol shci I and Taylor positively i identified Denshaan as the man who boarded with them in and Donsnam recognized both of f I recalling where formerly Taylor ral Dem ived to Ta ladci in southwestern who uuu otisly been reported as leaving Con had previ ig Con went to Thomas and wrote Mr TaJlor stating that he had turn British government of oir light Get Increased Pay cruiser and two torpedo boat de stroyers to take the place of the pres Ottawa April Press ent obsolete and useless training saiarirs of letter carriers have hips the Niobe and the Canadian officers who are in tho Imperial service and are being paid government have been The new scale is as follows Heads of households receivmp pre jobs Freight railroads were being ro storod rapidly to nearly normal and embargoes were lifted by several The insuraent j fontinued their claims that the posl tion of the remained un and charges of Attor inev rSfneral Palmer that radical in behind the No Change in British Policy in Jerusalem i plus a I of 519 total leaders in the insurj it was said the federal April Questioned in the House of Commons this evening i by Josiah j 51 States that the Single men receiving present maxi mum of for over five will receive a salary of plus a bonus total estimate Predict Early April end of the strike of yardmen in Cleve land within a few days wan predicted by union and brotherhood officials hi d n todav while hundreds of strikers were for i Burning to work and frderal here were investigatinq 1 dav that they would strike tomorrow asents said 200 other warrants w be issued on pusc oi ;