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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta 'OLDME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, .JULY 21, NUMBER 187 NO VICTORY FOR YEAR YET }resence of Allison Unnecessary In The Contracts WILD CRITICISM OF SHELL COMMISSION July 21. -Sir Sum minister of niililiii, is -ill by Hit; Meredith-Duff royal mmission innocent of rcspon- bili'ly for negotiations of Hie ovcrnmenl disc conlrac's witli ic United Stales ammunition mmufflclurcrs, from which- they 'ere alleged to have unduly rofilcd. The findings of the ommission were announced lis morning. Blarne Carnegie Ottawa, ,7uly The report oC Sir Mlliam Meredith and Mr. Justice uff on the fuse contracts, which has awaited with considerable in tor- si since the conclusion of the inquiry June, was made public today by Sir obort Borden. The report covers itrry "printed pages. Contrary to ex- cctatlons there is no summary of oncljisious at tbe end. The report ikes the -form of a recital of the evi- ence adduced at the inquiry with i- occasional expression of opinion the commissioners. As a. consc- ience it is an extremely difficult mat- r without careful study of the docu- ont to arrive at a clear idea of what ie exact findings of the commission- 's Impression created by a hurried eadlng of. the" document is that the are but mildly critical of the shell commission letting contracts for time and graze' ises In New York. There is no con- .emnation of the minister of- ho is absolved from any intention to .0 wrong, and the action oC the shell ommissyon in letting contracts for the fuses is generally upheld. The commissioners are more inclin- 1 to he critical when dealing with ;raze fuse contracts nn'l express the pinion that these could have beun aade in Canada. They are more in- hied to place ihe blame on Colonel Jarnegic, however, than on the com- nission, which they say was bound to ccept his advice. They are inclined excuse Colonel Carnegie on tho core that lie was a very busy man. Heavy on Allison Colonel John Wesley Allison comes CANADIAN MISSIONARIES MVRUREI) IN JAPAN Rev. W. A. F, Campbell and his wife, who met a tragic death at the hands of a Japanese assassin at their summer cottage in Karuizawa, a resort for missionaries. Rev, Mr. Campbell graduated from Victoria College recent- ly. His wife, formerly Miss .Colllnsoii, was a graduate of the Methodist Deaconess Training School, All Units Enlisting Men Here Have Done Very Well Good Recruits Landed Twenty-two men were taken on by local. recruiting agents "iflst week, but with P. W. Downer for the Railway Battalion in the game, things are get- ting more lively than ever this and the mark has already been passed. The Kilties have broken the record for many weeks by taking on six new men during the first four days of this week. The construction battalion has beaten that figure, the American -Le- gion has taken on four, the Mattery two, the lillst one, while the Vikings have lauded five or sis. The new men taken on by the Kil- ties yesterday were Floyd C.. Bailey, American, and Wm. Henry Davis, Welsh. The American Legion got sonip par- ticularly good men. Alex McMaster i for more Criticism than anyone else spent four years in the American onncetcd with the tuso contracts. I four in the aviation corps and his is shown by the comment which in the army; Wm. E. Trevor ie commissioners make in dealing spent four years in the navy., Geo. Allison's introduction of the Yoa- Walker of Pasadena Cal., and Harry urn-Craven-Bassick group into tlie Welsh of Denver. Col., are the other on tract for graze fuses let to the Jmen- Havre, July be pre- pared to meet the situation which would arise in the event of evacuation of Belgian territory occupied by the Germans and to re-assemble the Bel- gian parliament, a commission has been appointed under the presidency of Carlton de Wiart, Belgian minister of justice, to "consider and prepare measures which may then be urgently required." t The cliief.s of the various depart- ments are members of this commis- sion. For the purpose of drawing up measures for civil and military re- forms another commission has been named. ymerican Ammunition company. The commissioners in this comiec- ion remark: "The transaction was 7. substance but the carrying out of hat is a common practice of promo t- s who -have acquired a concession contract and bring into existence company to which this is trans- arrert. But for Allison's connection ith Hie Yoakum and tho position Al- occupied in relation to General uglier- and the shell Commission, the msaction would have been a matter (CONTINUED ON PACK- 5) .limmy Wallace, son of .1. H. Wal- lace.' one of the largest ranch owners in Southern Alberta, signed on with the 78th Depot Battery yesterday. Wm. Sharland of the Hudson's Bay Co. also signed on. The strength is now about 20 men. EXCHANGE RATES York, July Sterling; sixty day bills. 4.71U; 4.7G 13-16; cables, Francs, demand, 5.91; cables, roubles, demand, cables, bar silver. 62% Harvest Labor Problem Is Most Serious This Year "Alberta never raced such a serious off the crop that Providence "and om ibor problem that which confronts a-this year in the matter of harvest ibor necessary to save the, magnifi- eri I crop now in said II. A. ;'-raig, deputy minister of agriculture, n speaking to (he visitors on the f'nr- i'nrmers have given the PJiupire in her lime of stress. "There will shortly, be a meeting of representatives of the three western provinces with Dominion and officials of the three, gveat rail- icrs" excursion to'the Experimental j ways, wo hope to be able to do 'arm yesterday afternoon. {.something to meet ttho situation. "Conditions are altogether different} "I nm able lo state- that Lethbridge ram those of last he continued, i is very likely to be one of-the points Thousands of men have gone out of Jin Alberta for distribution of harvest he province in the past year io liglii I hands this year, and that the C. P. H. ,or Iheir country, and thousands more j will give harvest hands a one 'cent avo donned (he khaki. The factories nd other industries south of the line re fin joying unprecedented prosperity the result that labor is not plcn- ful there. Rastorn Canada has sent umsruHls to the front and can spare but.few. Tlight now our coal mines re abort of the lumber in Brftfsj) Columbia are crying lilt for wen. r'fne situation is serious, jd ovary available man must be mus- ireti lo help iis tnltn off the crop.! and believe tho military es will allow the soldiers to go into ic fields again this year, ami they ill hn a 'groat'help. Hut ovon Uieii o nro going to bo put to it to take rate from said Mr. Craig. "Last year the officials of the C. P. R. were not disposed to look with favor on tho request, but they have intimated that Lcthhridge, iis well as Calgary and Edmonton, will be nble to mob- ilize harvesters and send them out at tbe cheap rate this year." Mr. Craig concluded by touching on the tlelicalo subject of-recruiting as it affects the farms, lie said he did not want to be misunderstood, hut he hoped' tho farm labor situation would not, be aggravated by taking more men from Alberta farms, for It is just as v v SUBS ACTIVE Algclrs, Algeria, July lil.via British steam- ship Grange moor, tons gross, owned by the Moor of Newcastle, has been sunk by a submarine. The crew were landed. BOARD OP CONCILIATION Ottawa, July department of labor has decided to appoint a board of conciliation lo deal with differ- ences between the Great Northwest' ,ern Telegraph company and its em- .ployes. David Campbell, of. Winnipeg, will represent the men. Tho. repre- sentative of the company and the third member have not yet been named. GERMANS HAD TO RELEASE THIS BOAT London, July British stea- mer Adams, which was captured oil the Swedish coast on Tuesday by a German destroyer, has been released, according to a Berlin dispatch trans- mitted hy Renter's Amsterdam corre- spondent. Sweden made au official protest to Berlin against the capture of the steamer, claiming it was effected within Swedish territorial waters and the Berlin 'dispatch today states that thn ship was released as soon as it was established thot the seizure curred in such waters. London. July Morning Post's Petrograd correspondent, while exulting in the success of the Russian push, declares that experts in Petrograd believe that final victory over Germany may yet be a year or more distant, add- ing: "For Germany grows stronger as the circumference of the de- fence contracts." GET FULL Mayor Does Not Propose Any Capital Expenditure Which Is Not Fully Supported 'I am very much opposed to in- creasing the city's debt for any pur- pose whatever, but it seems to be the will of the people that there must be better water, and we are going ahead with the preliminaries for a filtration plant. But, take it.from me. we will have the full voice of the people on the project, either by voting on a money bylaw, or by" a plebiscite be- fore the work is started." There's the mayor's attitude toward the filtration system. Hts comment was evoked this morning by from W. A. McKenzie Co., of To- ronto, who recently bought tiie city's bond issue, in which the head of the firm had something to say relative to the financial question involved in the "necessity of constructing a filtration plant in connection with your water- works system, 'We would be prepared to take up this matter for you, hut it -would be handle it if you made a direct Issue of debentures to cover plant, 'or we'' an issue of bonus made out against outstanding taxes, these of coufae be- ing a full obligation on the whole city." Mr. MacKenzie then goes on to say that he appreciates the economies the mayor has effected but urges; that absolutely no capital expenditures be undertaken that are not imperative. The city has a heavy debt which makes it impossible to sell bonds at anything" but a high rate of interest, especially since the city's assessment is sov low. The mayor says he knows Mr. Mac- Kenzie's. opinion is right, and that is why he appears to hesitate in the matter. At any rate the people will have to decide the question for them- selves, and the responsibility will be theirs. BRITISH KKACH GERMAN THIRD LINE TRENCHES IN? British Meet Re- sistance-Activity At Verdun RUSSIANS ADVANCE IN CARPATHIANS Latest news reports the British advanced In the Somnie region, shown on the map, and the French have made a further advance on Peronne. cover tfi- woiiTd. b'e willing to tak> At a special meeting of the public school board held yesterday afternoon Miss Sarah Newman wase appointed BANft CLEARINGS Lethbridse bank clearings continue well above the half million mark. The clearings for tor the week ending yesterday were as against for the corresponding week last year, an increase of IS Paris, July captured Thursday by the French south of the Somme were subjected to a vigorous counter-attack during the night. Ger- mans charged the French lines south of Soyecourt but, the war office an- nounced today, suffered heavy lossei and were driven back in disorder. A strong German detachment which advanced to the attack in the Chaul- nes region was repulsed wth the bay- onet. Between Soissons and Rheims the French penetrated a German trench clearing it of its defenders. On the Verdun front artillery was active on both sides In the vicinity of. Chattancourt and Floury. French aeroplanes successfully bom- barded stations at Confalones, Mars- La-Tour, Longueyou and Brieulles. Extensive Gain Paris, July forces have captured the entire first German posi- tions extending from Estrees to the i height, of Vermaiitlovillers. They have jalso taken, on both sides of the river, about 2900 prisoners in today's engage- ments. British Advance London. July of the Bazentin-Longueval lines the British have advanced about 1800 yards in the ificii of stubborn opposition. Heavy fighting continues in the northern out- skirts of Longueval and in Deville woods. Line Pushed Forward London, July. 'British line north of Bazentin and Longueval has been pushed forward to ___ Feoureax wood, the war office announced'.t'briay. 1 The ..British .drove the Germans', from Supt. Pennefather of-the- 'Mounted jthe wood but lost part of this "position Police received word this morning [subsequently, Stole a Horse and Left It Farm South of Winnif red At 1950FEE! Russians .Advance Londn, July to Roma i that Pete the black, who escaped from a Canadian immigrat- _ lion officer on the train near B'ow Is-1 reports, the violent Russian offensive jland on Wednesday morning, left a has been resumed in the Carpathians. horse he had stolen at a farm south at Kovel. Vladimir. Volynski and in ____------- of Winnifred, but no other trace of the Riga sector. Unofficial dispatches Cardston, July to the' the man has been found. He was head- from Petrograd say that the second Rogers, of the McFar-j ed south according to the direction stage of the battle for the posessiou lane oil well, very modestly reports j taken hy the horse and the Mounted of Kovel is continuing with extreme that thQ.well is .now to a depth of 1950 i Police are making hla.escape the cue feet. The work is well under way chase. no expression's could be brought from 1 It seems that on Tuesday Washing- him as to his expectations. "By put- j ton, whose real name is Alphonse ting the drill down we can tell what James, was taken from the Prince is there, and there is no use guessing j Albert pen by F. Chittick, of the im- at the present time. hope to have j migration department, to be taken to the work we intend to do completed Coutts to be handed over to the U. S. r on the situation. violence. General Brnssiioff has brought up crushing forces from the Stokhod to the Lipa to attack the and anxiety as to their ability to withstand a contin- uance of the pressure is beginning to be reflected In the Berlin comments within a few montlis." Work on the temple is progressing j Island he went into the layatory.of the nicely with some forty men employed, j car and bid adieu uncermoniously via and it is expected that the walls will i the window route. A horse belonging be np and possibly the roof-on this j, Thompson, was commandeered season. It is.estimated by some that' and it was this animal that was found the cost of this building wiil exceed south of Grassy Lake. instead of a few hundred James has already four prison authorities who want him. Near Bow Military critics here discuss the new thousand as originally expected. Considerable work is planned for the roads in and around Carclston tins (hlc tQ weatner only of tlie grade be- Uveen terms in his U4 istence. short yearn, of ex- MONTREAL BANK CLEARINGS Montreal. July bank and the AVaterlon clearings last year nurse for the public schools, to assist park been completed and two years asp Dr. Taylor in maintaining and mi- u u t the health of the scholars. proving __. This is in accordance with the decis- ion made by the hoard at the reg- ular meeting last week. The appointment oE ,las. A. Davld- of Claresholm, as principal of the Central school in -place of K. P. Stew- art, enlisted, was, Mr. Davidson "It seems a that Lcthbridge Is not holding a said H. A. Craig, deputy minister of agri- culture, to the tlerald yesterday. "Ad- mitting that the fair directors ran into hard luck the last couple of years In which they held fairs, it seems to me the city ls_ losing much more is gaining by dropping the exhibition altogether. Lethbridge fair Vns- al- ways one of the best. Lothbrldge city takes a greater interest In the agri- cull lira I progress of (he district it serves than any other city in Western important In food the soldiers as Why overlook this greatest don the khaki. of opportunities tor doing good workl" It is a question of finances with the town fathers. Crops in the district are looking favorable but about a week behind those of 1915.; A larger percentage of summer fallowing has been done. Quite a number oE cars oi' wheat are being shipped from the district pre- situation which has adseu, pointing out that Germany is now compelled to act on. the defensive, and they specu- late as to how soon Germany may find herself obliged to make retirements in an attempt to shorten her extensive, but supposedly thinly-held Hues, es- pecially on the eastern front. Turk Town Captured Petrograd, Juiy capture by the Russian troops oi Gunl- uskhaneh, 45 miles southwest of Tfeb- izomi. in Turkish Armenia was aii- nbunced today by the war ofiice. Many Farmers, Eager To Learn, Visit Exp. Farm comes well recommended parntory. to receiving this year's crop. Mr, Davidson is a teacher of man? AU p'f jne of Cardstou years, experience ;s a brother otjweni entertained on the lawn at the Chairman Davidson oE the School In all over 750 residents of the sur- Board. etPEci 10 London, July dispatch to Renter's from Copenhagen says that according to German newspapers Ad- Von Hnltzendorff. retired, has. been named to a now administration position in the naval service, which is regarded as a preliminary step toward active command. Admiral Von Holt- zendorff is a great friend of Admiral Von Tirpitz and his appointment is being watched in connection 'with the possible renewal of German submarine activity. MARKETS July wheat October wheat July oats Juiy flax WEATHER High............., Low Forecast: Fair and warm. resilience A. Cazier Everyone over f rounding farming communities visited sixty years age was invited and by [the Experimental Farm in the three the courtesy of the motorists of Card- excursions which visited the place ston were conveyed to and from the, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursr "Old Folks Party" which is an annual Idas'- making the most successful en- event here. A splendid auto drive was terprise of the kind that has ever arranged and the young almost been held by the farm management. the experimental farm had done more to introduce the alfalfa crop on southern farms than any other agency. The farmers' wives aiul children made the most of. the grove of trees and the lawns on the, farm and their enjoyment was helped by the fact that that they were old' when they noted the The excursions are increasing in j the local Red Cross Society had a enjoyment of Ihoir parents and grand-1 numbers every year, Supt. Fair-1 tent. erected on tlie grounds where parents Prizes were given for the! field is quite satisfied. Had Tuesday soft drinks, confections and other oldest man. oldest-woman, the oldest! been blessed with better weather Mr. good things were served. At noon also couple the wife that never made her'Fairfield is quite 'sure there would, the Red Cross hat! coffee and other husband go to church and to the hus-j have boon in the three days, edibles for the crowd. The Socletv band who had never allowed his brought 150; Wednesday, 200 to chop wood, elc. The old folks en-1 and yesterday 400 from the Aldersydo tertainment committee are to be con-J Hue. gratulated on the success of the event. AIDED IN MIACK London, -July has just reached here tluit the Fort Garry Hone, of Winnipeg, were in the recent cavalry action on British front when the British cavalry had an op- portunity for the first time since the action nt Mons_ oC showing their ab- Hits'; The commander the Canadian cavalry has received a warm letter of commpndntion for the work done by the Fort Garry's on July 14. The visitors all thoroughly ei themselves. Stipt. Kairficld introduced innovation in the way of vans to carry the visitors about the grounds. t Yesterday seven great vans were (necessary to carry those who .wished I to visit the fields and cultural plots. I Questions were fired-at Mr. -Falrfleld from every direction and during the course of the drive he stopped many times, mounted one of the vans, and with tlie others drawn up about him. explained just what the farm was trying to do for farming in South- ern Alberta. Many questions were ask- ed him about farming-methods, but perhaps the dry land alfalfa'coated more interest tlmn any other one tiling. Many farmers in the south are now successfully raising alfalfa in TOWS on dry land H A Craig, dcp uty minister or agriculture, declared made a tidy sum during the excurs- ions. J After visiting -the plots yesterday visitors were seated on the lawn and addresses were delivered by H. A Craig, deputy minister of agriculture and S. S. Dunham, vice-president the U. F. A. Mr. Craig highly praised the work of Mr. Fairfield, who. .has done so much for better farming in Southern Alberta. He also interred to the farm labor question as set out in another column of this paper. Mr. Dunham spoke on the subject oE co- operation among the farmers. He de- clared the farmers were neither doing their duty by themselves or their country If they failed to cfl-pperate to better conditions and urged activity in U. F. A. locals in the south. Mi Fairfleld announced mat inure would be excursions at about the same time, and Invited _ everybody to romp auUirhif.. Uggit1'' friends. O ;