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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA.. TUESDAY, JULY 6, 191n IHKEE CANADIAN HEROES GET HONORS AFTER DEATH Radicals tlaim Measure Introduced by Long Was Dictated by Lord Northcliffe-Premier Asquith Denies That it Means Conscription London, July istcr bill encountered opposition in the house of commons last nigli- when Sir Thomas Whittaker, Liberal mem- ber lor the west riding division 01 Yorkshire, opposed its provisions, as- serting that the passage of the bill in its present form would split the counlrv. The member also declared llis distrust in the present coalition government, saying that lie knew -that the man .who had destroyed the late government continued to dictate the policy of the present government. Cries .-of rang through the house, and Sir Thomas said that it .was Lord Northcliltc, who was ad- vocating virtually all the clauses of -the register bill. Percy Aldcn (Liberal) on asking Premier Asquith whether he was able to- assure the house that the govern- ment did not contemplate forced la- bor or conscription under the bill, ,was told b'y the Premier that no such ehauge was contemplated. Walter Hume Long, the father of ithe bill, in moving its second read- ing, said that the government would resist to the utmost any suggestion ito recede position and with- draw the measure. He said Lord Aimed at Destruction of Factories, Trains and Ships Carrying Munitions of War Demand Proof inn" which he bad previously (routed, ol men being should be in the workshops. Kir Thomas Whittaker moved thel rejection of the bill until evidence'] vas produced that the governments' ores-lit powers were inadequate, lie did not object to compulsion or con- scription it" necessary, but he as- serted the bill'Was needless and ralf- ed the greatest controversy of the day. The bill would be viewed with grave distrust, especially as men al- wavs came forward when asked. The powers conferred by the bill at any rate must not be placed in the hands of men who were hopeless in business matters. He concluded by saying "It is not a register that is ed, but wholesale dismissals in the war office." Conservative speakers followed and earnestly appealed to the house to support the government measure. The house passed the second reading of the bill, after rejecting Sir Thomas' motion hy a majority of more than 200 votes. The debate proved that op- position to bill -came from a somewhat small minority of radicals. HOWDEN STICKS TO HIS TALE OF winfiipes, Man., July The i of which, according to Hon. J..H. Howden, former At- torney-General, was paid on his jnitrtfctlonrto William Chambers, who thought by him to repre- lent Liberal "organlntion, is now on Its way to Dr. R. M. Slmp- who is with the Canadian Jorces In France. Howden's Evidence Winnipeg, Juhr G Hon. J. H. Howden, former attorney-general, was on the witness stand all this iriorning at the commission when 'hi was cross-examined by Isaac Pitblado, K. C counsel lor the Lib- erals. He stuck to his story as brought'out in the examination by Mr .pullcrton and went into a great Meal more .detail about the iwhich was secured from Dr Simpson End handed to Newton and thence to Chambers. At first Howden said he did not toil Roblin about the arrangement with Chambers, although the tnen premier knew negotiations were .go- ing on. ".There said mr, trowaen, the time of prorogation of the bouse a tense situation between the Lieutcnant-Qovernor and the govern- ment" For that reason he had held up negotiations with regard to pro- tests i from March 29 to April U "You know the tension had been increasing "The tension started the day be- MAJOR Included 'McCUAIG BOYLE ,g Ihe Canadians mentioned in despatches and rccc of Sarrie. Ont. BRITISH NEED BIG GUNS AND AMMUNITION BEFORE ADVANCE CAN BE MADE sion.and the only question was as to the commissioners, "The said Mr. Howden, "was not means unanimous as to the subjection to the dictation of the Lieutenant-Governor and there were recommendations made to him which he did not see fit to accept." These Mr. Howden said were in connection with the names of the commissioners. He knew Sir Rod- mond Roblin had fears of dismissal and had said he would prefer to re- sign. "In niy opinion, if the government had gone to work and had done a man's job, the public would have appreciated it. I mean if we had gone to work and taken hold of things in- stead of resigning." "The Germans never knew how near they came to breaking through the British lines on that glorious 35th of Hay when the Canadians saved tlhe day at Ypres, nor how easy it would have been for them to do so. Thank God, they didn't break through and they will never have another op- portunity like it. They never will break through now. Tiheir best op- nortunities have gone. "But we need artillery, ibig guns and machine guns and ammunition for them. We need these more than our boys are being murdered just ow, for it is nothing less than inur- er.- "Then the; gas. It the British want o terminate this-, war quickly mist resort to .the gas. If. they do not, the Germans we need men so badly off The Canadians are no as the British them sehes seem to bo The Canad'an OTinmiBSariat arid the Canadian Red Cross could not and we have .plenty of small arms ammuni tioir. But we must have the big guns We are manning our trenches witl hordes of men now instead ma chine guns as we should he doing n the German trenches you will fine ilenty of machine guns and few men Dur trenches are crowded with men with, few machine guns. That.IB thr difference. That is why so many n G.T.ShedsBurn Lpss Port Huron, mates today p at the Grand Mich., July Esti- ticcu the loss oy fire Trunk freight sheds lore the house prorogued By fourteenth the government had pided to appoint a Royal Commis- de- here, late yesterday, at Nothing has been found to explain the origin of the fire. The flames burst forth luddenly. and within a few moments the entire 720 feet of structure was ablaze Several hun- dred tons of sugar. Hour and feed were destroyed It was stated tedas that the sheds would undoubtedly be rebuilt. Firearms Found on German's Farm Rudolph Ross, a German who lives on a farm near the Jill, was appre hcnded hy Ihe mounted police jester day and charged with having in his possession fire arms, contrarv to the continue to It until they have snuffed out he lives and sapped the courage of our best troops. The French are us- ng it and they are advancing. It is lorrible to thlni-of, but it must come. "We are already preparing for an- other winter campaign We cannot advanceVriiueh. until the factories load us up with big guns and ammunition I believe the nert "great move will-be in Alsace Lorraine, where the French liave already, taken much territory Then the.British will probably com meuce a big drive.' This is effect the manner ii Major Norman Robson o Maple Creek Saskatchewan, of the oth Saskatchewan brigade, recentb returned from the front-'-In France sizes up the-situatlon as it appeared to him when-he left the firing line a few short weeks ago. Major Robson was the man who, with 80 of hi Saskatchewan men', held- the ed trench at the top of the grea salient at -Ypres for nine hours o the memorable night of the 25th c May, against German hordes whic soured down upon him in an uncea ng stream, and who made a moa miraculous escape with his handfi soldiers when it. seemed as if the wro about to be annihilated by th wall of Teutons wMch hemmed the in on almost every side. Major Robson is on furlough, ar two this week W. Downer, before h spent a or his friend, F. W. Downer, eore proceeded east to sail for the fro aga'.n. He is the first officer returni from the front to have visited let bridged He is in the pink of cone tion, and eager to get 'back to the fl ing line, altihough he has only r cently fully .recovered from the ef- fects of the German gases which nearly did for him in the trenches. He will proboMy ibe attached- to one of the 'new Canadian regiments. Washington, D.C., July man agents in the United States have perfected a gigantic plot to blow up ammunition factories and trains and ships .carrying war ma- terials, according Jo Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador. The Ambassador suspects that Frank Holt who attempted to kill J. P. Morgan, and caused the explosion in the United States Capitol last Friday, was incited to his acts by the directors of this plot. It became known today that Sir Cecil, who was breakfasting with Mr. Morgan when Holt ar- rived there, communicated his picions to Commissioner Wood of New York, and to Major Pulman, superintendent of .Washington po- lice. The character of the in- formation causi'i the police offi- cials tc re-double their efforts to discover whether Holt had ac- complices. Although Holt insists that he acted on his own initiative, the police are investigating certain information, Indicating that sev- eral persons were aware of his intentions. The British Embassy became so alarmed by the reports of the corps of investigators employed that information was given to all munitions contractors.for the Al- lies, and an army of private de- tectives was employed to guard the factories and trains carrying arms and ammunition to Canada and the Atlantic seaboard, and to watch the loading of ships.with contraband. -It is alleged that several at- tempts to dynamite factories, trains and ships were defeated by the watchfulness of these forces of guards. A bomb, with a time fuse attached, was found in a cargo of ammunition carried by the British boat Bankdale from New York to Havre. Two similar infernal machines were found .in boxes of ammunition placed' aboard the British steamer Lord Erne, sailjng from New York to The German Embassy challenged the British to report details of their charges to the American government, in order that there may be an Impartial in- vestigation of the accusations. MANITOBA PHONES ANOTHER S Winnlpe Julv 7. Construction (Continued on Page Winnipeg, Man, July W. (Simon, the British architect, whose jilans for the new Parliament build- Jn'BS. of Manitoba were accepted in open comneiition, was the principal (witness before the Royal Commission .today. Under direct bxam'ination by counsel, Mr Simon testified that as 'early as May 13, 1812, sever weeks before the .tenders on the ibuildings weie In, he was instructed Hon. O. R Coldwell, to have plans 'providing for caissons m of piles Had to Have Campaign Fund I' .Mr Simon, asked to volunteer any (information which .night help the Commission, reported a number ol changes which meant less expense lor the contractor, such as the rais- Jnz of the building to lessen the evca ,vation, and the substitution of split tile for the much superior brick inter lining walls he had planned to resist the cold. He had protested to Mr Horwood against these "free and taiy" methods of changing his plans, Ind Mr Horwood had told him 'the tovernment had to have Its campaign Fund out of the extras" This state ment he bad several times from Hor law He is now in the mounted lice barrarks awaiting a h po- Berlin, via wiresleiB to Say- ville, July 6.-7-A great British aeroplane attack was directed against the German In a German bay of the North Seal oh the morning of July 4, ing to a German statement issued under date of July 5. The attack, the statement failed. ANOTHER EXCHANGE Berne, July 5. Long negotiations for further exchange of incapacitated wounded German and French, officers and. soldiers are said to have suc- ceeded Several thousand men, it Is expected mil be transported home Return Graft With Interest To The Govt. promise of a restitution of excessive profits made by Thomas. Birkett in connection with the sale of binoculars to the militia department was -the most in- teresting development at the resum- ed war contracts inquiry this after- noon. The promise was accompanied, by a cheque tor as an evidence of good faith The amount ultimate- ly to beJpaid ovcrAvill be the sum which Sit .'Charles Davidson decides to be the excess profits niude, with interest from the day Birkett was paid b> the militia department This is tbe second case of restitution of profits, the-first being the return of made bv W P Garland, M P throligh this clerk, Powell, m connection with the drugs and hos- pital dressing contract ARE MOONS 10 SATISFY U.S. W million, j costs of the provincial telephone de- paitmenl of Maiutoba are 5bS less than slated in the last an nual report according to a letter of T. Delaiiey, appointed to appraise the system Ihe latest scandal in public allairs of the piownce was maue known when Hon. Edward Brown, provin- cial treasurer, released this-morning correspondence hetwwn Ihe new EOV- nent and the telephone commis sion. Mr Delaney sais "We have compiled the unit cost ol .11 plant additions made during the period irom Jamian, 1908, to No- xeiiber 1014, and b} applvmg thihO unit costs to the plant as purcha Washington, DC, Julv tions m official ouarteis last night were that the differences between the United States and Germany the submarine warfare may he' solved in mtoimal dinlomatic relations prior to the drafting of the German repU The seriousness of the issjie has so impressed officials in Berlin that thej are undertaking to learn through Aniba'ssador Gerald informally ex actly what modifications of the sub marine campaign will satisfy the Am encan demand for protection of its rights without reducing the effectiie ness of the submarine as a weapon against German's: enemies unit costs to tlic pianu aa iiuiuuawu, I find the costs of the prior to 1S1J total plant to be less than stated, in the last annual report Of tins amount pertains to thr original purchase and the remainder consists of amounts .charged to con- struction, but-properly chargeable to maintenance during the three years loiiowlllg uie pirchase "Tjsing the appraised plant value as a basis, we find that the unex- pended future replacement 01 the propertv should have amount- ed to approximately as at nrcemher, 1HU, the amounts set asidt fot this purpose total Of the difference ap- is related to the purchase of property and tbe ie- mamdei is due to the ract that no provision was made for depreciation Barnwell Farmers Also beft in Lurch Barnwell, July 5 -Warner farmers are not alone in their predicament 01 er failure of the Dominion govern- ment to forward pure bred bulls ar- langed, for by the farmers' societies The faimers of this district have or and ordeied a pure bred ani- mal some time ago from govcin- mcnl agent but no hull has jet ar rued In the spring the farmers were tola that the anilfial would he along shortl} Two months later the Ot taw a authorities were written and a reply wjs> made that the government agent in Alberta wao instiucted to forward a hull here at once Hon- the animal has not The fanners ard wondering whole thing is. not a huge joke if the leatiiiK 11. ,b "claimed "that" he "had two shot at once bj special tram bv Switzer- guns and a quantit) of ammunition land CROPS SHOULD EASILY REACH 25BUS. AVERAGE Barnne any extensive damage from. a success of farming in the bad years V. .9 V. Ii.. i-i.. Hint I ac as' t.hft ffnnt ll.lVB CO hCSlta- DHltlllK, MUJ UA uwiioi- hail, which is the only danger that appears to threaten the crops at the present time, there should be an ,iv- crage production of wheat through- out the Lclhbndgc and adjacent dis- trict's of nl least 25 hushels to the acre This is a csti- esttmatr made bv men who are ac- customed to dealing these fig- ures m a conscnatue way and have been during the past tew weeks as well as the no lion in sal rag that some of the crop is sure to yield 30. and 10 bushels, and that all of it ought to i'nm> .well up, to the 25 bushel-mark, ptor vided, of course, that warm weather now for a week or so, and that hail does not come. A cateful estimate now places the date at which harvesting of wheat GOOD SPRING WHEAT v The farm of A. McCunoch, near! Kip'p, in which Smith Bros are also inter ested, can boast of some splen-" v did wheat, on spring plowing A sample brought into the Her- aid office measured 41 inches and is heading out The entire field of 150 acres of the wheat is very thick anad looking splendid The sample brought in is an aierage of the whole crop Mr McClilloch has also over 100 acres of oats, which are looking fine C. P. R. ADDING CREWS TO HANDLE BIG will begin, at August 10th Some of have been rtur ng tne pasi icw ween-, win uc6..., uy makinc a careful suncv 01 conditions the urmers will he m the field bi Sd glthormg the concensus of con- [foie that, if w_e.ither cond thrniitrhmif. ttifi t.inriK rontmue. aJ much of the ta servativc opinion throughout country, aunny Never there been a finer stand of wheat m southern Alberta than is Hie case today Men who have'made tne ftions continue, aJ much of the wheat has been headed out for a cou- ple of weeks There will be some cutting done before the first week ol August is: over. July wheat October- wrttat MARKETS -.101H 42 Low WEATHER Moitly fair and warm. Glenone, NT, JuK Holt, J P .Morgan's wouSd be assassin who has also confessed to setting the bomb that exploded in the Capitol at Washington last Friday night, at- tempted to kill himself at midnight by to opent an artery m his left w rist with a lead jjenril Holt lav in physical and mental col- lapse today in his cell at Mmeola, L. I, jail He had promised to tell the whole storv of his life when be was irrmgned before the Justice at Glen- ove, but his condition was such tnat here was doubt whether he could appear in court That the biggest crop in the his- tory of Uberla is in sight this j ear is oMdent from the preparations that the C P R is making to handle the grain and prevent a blockade In the Lethbndge division alone prepara- tions are being made for the addition or thirl.} train crews to handle the trm -ndousiv increased traffic To- gether with the engineers and firemen and thr- men for extra shifts this will mean that considerably over 200 ex- tra men will he by the com- panv at least while the crop is being moled, which .means probably for Sm..t Tree of four months These men cans, a of cars ,n the will liaCe their headquarters at Leth yards of the divisional Will fclltsu lltfllnjm" vuiu utitt. bridge and ynll operate the trains in this, division U Calgary and other kic shipping points hundreds o! men will be added to the present staff of trainmen J It eipecttd that there will he any siiortagc of cars this vcar as on sidings all ovei the countrj miles of emptv cars are standing ready lor immediate u-e On the run ning out to the No. 6 miles there arc. several miles of cars as well as hun- dreds of other cars m the immediate Mcmlt} of Lelhlmdge -it the Ogden shops and other C. P R shops throughout the countiy hundreds of locomotives aie lying until thej are needed to haul the great crop to the maikets The onl} danger of a grain block- ade is a possible general shipment of gram by all the farmers This would cars in the points, such as Lethbiidgc, where cars are sorted irs.i.s made up As iar as Leth- bridge is concerned, how ever ,x ,tho jardage has been increased, consider- ahlv m the last two jears so that a blockade here is The annual treat to people o! Lethbndge district will be furnished as usual this )ear by Weslev Sab- bath school in their excursion to Coleman and Crows Nest lake This exclusion will he held Thursday of this week, at a cry, greatly reduwd iarc Lethbridg train wil The tram start troniATa- ck, and will her at 6 o'cloc at 7 Hi-turning, the reach the city again about 11 o'clock in the evening Those who have been forlunaW enough to take in this excursion 'in picuous >ears know what a it is At Uileman, the pretty littli town in the games are provided for the exciitiiiOB- ista, including baseball -and tfnnki, There are motor lam-cMs on the which wifl be a big attraetioji cheap Tare it biggfe e! all. j ,1. ;