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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBEHTA THURSDAY, .IIJNK 1. HHfi NUMBER 145 Sir Sam Hughes Issues Statement Show- ing Savings Claimed to Have Been Made by Worthy Colonel Ottawa, June 8am Hughes' from time to time made io injure him, statement in regard to Col. J. Wealey it being charged that he had posed u PROMINENT FIGURES AT CONFERENCE Allison, which was not admitted to the records of the Meredith-Duff roy- al commission Wednesday, was sub- seiiuontly .given out by tho minister of militia. It, is us follows: "When J nominated Col. Allison and (Jen. Drain UB heads of tlie committee nn purchasing for Britain und her lies, Allison promptly obtained prices and options on many linue. When tho matter was handed over to the sub- committee of the privy council, under genera! supervision. 1 understand, of the minister of trade and commerce of Canada, it naturally placed Colonel Allison in a position, which, to say the least, xvas not pleasant. He (Col. at once became the prey of rival brokers and others who sought to discredit him, when he lat- er set out.'on his-own responsibiliti- es a broker, independent of any gov- ernment These brokers, and I regret to say some Arsons in Canada, disseminated the idea that Col. Allison, in asking for prices and options, had' been masquerading under false colors. "In consequence attfimpts were Paris, June Germans were completely repulsed In an attack delivered upon French po- sitions at Dead Man's hill about 8 o'clock Wednesday night, accord- ing to the official statement issued by the French vvar office today. A' violent bombardment continued In 'this region throughout the night. An Intense artillery Is in progress on the aist and west fronts at Douatnont. Hunt Admit Defeat Berlin, via London, June an attack on German positions southeast of Dead Man's hill on the Verdun front the a foothold In the German first line trenches over an extent of 400 matres, the war office announced today. The French made repeated assaults on the Ger- man lines but other than at the point mentioned were boaten off with. ex- tremely heavy losses. Theatre Tax is in Effect The new theatre tax comes into ef- fect today. Tonight patrons of mov- ies and vaudeville arc reminded that they will have to pay an extra little tax, and are advised to buy the spec- ial tax tickets supplied in strips by the government. The tax is one cent on moving picture tickets and two and a half cents on vaudeville tickets. Tickets .costing or more-will bear a tax of five cents., Bank Figures Show Growth Big Increases in bank clearings, both for the past month and the past iveok ns compared with per- iod last year, are recorded. The clenrings Cor May this year are as- compared with last May. The week's figures are as compnred with for the same week of last year. the agent of the Canadian and Brit- ish governments. This way a grave injuoUoe to Col. Allison, as he never uOBed as such but was honestly fol- lowing the Hues laid down by myeMf. My were, in this case to control theso things by a committee presided over by Col. Allison, through my dir- ector of contracts, but in my absence at Valcartier camp, my recommenda- tion for appointment of this com- mittee was misunderstood and a sub- committee of the privy council was formed. Meantime my plan to se- cure options In every line where the prices were reasonable was being car- rled out by Allison." Col. Allison, the statement says, had options or. horses which lie could have turned over to the Brit ish government each deliver- ed at the Aauerican seaboard. When it transpired that Allison was not to control, he had to turn over these options and horses were eventually sold to the British government at each. On this deal alone he could saved milHonfi. Other savings. Sir Sam claims, were made ae follows: "Canada pays leas per motor lorry than the British government. The British government was saved per thousand rounds on seventy five million rounds of Lee-Eta field am. munition. Of picric acid, Allison heli an option at per pound while the-prevailing price in New York was io On saddlery, clothing, wagons, hay, oats, his options -.were rriany_ caaesnearly cent-less" than" was sun.Be'qubht- y paid. "On Colts' guns arid pistols, prices were obtained for small lots such as Canada's, and as low as orders fpr to other governments, out Uie great concession the' Colts peppl gave was that Canada had the ilrst. refusal of the entire product of that splendid Institution, always excepting the United States. One result of this was that 250 of these guns, which were being- sold to Bulgaria, were se- cured by Canada. "Armor plate shovels quoted at from ?5.20 to ?7.38. Allison intervened and got them at J1.35, standing all tho tests. The ex- planation Is that in experimenting the firm discovered a cheaper process than the one in use. This same ar- mor plate was also put upon our arm- ored motor trucks. "On 18-pound cartridge cases Allison offered the British government supplies from into at 31.80 each. Prices have since run from up. On this one order alone he would have saved the Brit- ish government many'millions of.dol- lars. On copper, zlno and brass, his op'tlons were very low and much been saved. Col. Allison organized a company and offered to manufacture IB Canada all grades of gun powder and, to guarantee a price 30 per cent lower than any obtainable. He also arranged for a cartridge fac- j tory for Canada, to make them at a price of per thous- and lesg than prevailing prices. News Reaches London of the Safety of Antardc Party to be Sent for Remainder DR. CHOWN General superintendent of the Me- thodist Church in Canada. DR. QEO. KERBY Principal of the Mount Roys! Me- thodist College. Calgary. OR. RIDD2LL Principal of the Alberta Methcdtat College. Edmonton. London, June Ernest Shack- leton, the Antarctic explorer, has ar- rived safely at Port Stanley, Falk- SAYS CONTROL METHODIST CHURCH CENTRES. IN ECCLESIASTIC CIRCLES Dr. Stanley Claims Ministers Have Too Much Power and Laymen Not Elect Officers land islands. 'The news that Lieut, Shackieton Dr. Stanley, M.L.A. of High River, pie to the church, though the rules one of the leading laymen of the Methodist church in Alberta, limbered up Ills heavy artillery yesterday after- noon and threw a round of IB inch shells into the structure of the church's discipline- in Canada !n a manner that drew applause from the members of the Laymen's Association whom he was addressing at the time. His subject was given out as, "The rights of Laymen in the Courts oil the Church." It should have read, "The lack of rights of laymen in the courts of the for that was tbe bur- den of his address. He described the constitution of the Methodist Church in Canada as auto- cratic, as far removed from democrat- ic; he declared that the church, be- longs to the people and not the peo- RPiSIDENI !E Edmonton Man Gen. Secretary Rev. T. IX Jones, Peace River "On fuses, hy his intervention, the i'lce was reduced from and and Later It was Brought down to minimum and M-50 maximum., .Even at a sav- ng of 40 cents per fuse- was made or on five million fuses upwards of two millions net. Many other instan- ces are available to illustrate Colonel cause." good With the election of Rev. George Webber, of Eastwood church, Ed- monton, to the presidency of the-JA.I- bertsi Methodist Conference for 1916-1 1917, Rev. W. J. Conoley, ident stepped out of the chair and handed the reins- to the new incum- bent, immediately after Rev. Mt. Webber's address of acceptance of'the. position the election of the confer- ence secretary was held, Rev. T. D. Jones of Peace River Crossing being elected. The remainder of the niorn- ng was taken up with routine busi less, (he report of the station nittee being laid on the table. Rev 3r. Chown who was to have given, an opening address to the general'ses- sion was unavoidably detained.7 He arrived this afternoon and will deliver his address after the opening exer- of the church government would not indicate matters stood that way. "How far IK the Methodist church meeting the he asked, and answered by saying he believed "she Is meeting him only insofar as she is purely democratic in her work, and only insofar as she Is ignoring in prac- tice any autocratic powers that may be provided in her discipline." Autocratic Powers In introducing his subject Dr. Stan- ley reviewed the constitution of the discipline of the church, showing how entirely autocratic are the powers of the ministerial wing of the church in the nomination of officers of tbe quar- terly official boards, the trustee boafds, other "nominations in district -conferences and gen- eral, summarizing them and-., showing wherein the powers of tfee ministers over those of-the laity. The discipline de- mands a division of the church mem- bership into two distinct laity-and, the ministry. It demands that the number of laymen shall never exceed the number of ministers in any conference, court or committee of It demands separate min- isterial .sessions at district meetings and the exclusion of iaynien from any deliberations re- specting 'some of the vital matters the survey of the church. It demands that the deliberations of the ministerial sessions at conference be 5uaT while even the consideration of :he conclusions of tbe laymen's ses- sions; at conference are optional. It demands the exclusion of laymen from any voice in the stationing or trans- fer of any minister. It demands that laymen have no voice in the adminis- tration of the superannuation fund. It demands that all elective laymen be nominated by some ministerial offic- ial. It demands that no layman act as presiding officer at any conference, court, board or committee. It de- mands a wide limitation of lay repre- sentation of annual conference special committeeB, to which is delegated tbe governing authority between annual conferences. It makes alterations in the discipline, respecting the privi- leges of ministers, practically pro- hlbitiva. On these grounds, the speaker con- tended that the government of the Methodist church in Canada is cen- tred in an ecclesiastical and1 ED ON PAGE 3) was safe reached London shortly after midnight. The message was from the explorer himself and announced his arrival at Port Stanley. The message said his ship, tlie En- durance, had been "crushed" in ah Ice floe last October, but that it drift- ed until midwinter, when he and his plorer left in a small boat with five men, a week later, to suniraen help, leaving 22 men behind. All of them were well, but in a situation which demanded the quickest possible relief. The message fro mShackUton was dated Port Stanley, May 31. It said that he left Elephant Island April 24. The gravest fears had been entertain- ed for the explorer during the past two weeka owing to the absence of news, and in Uie house of commons yesterday Premier Asquilh said that the government had approved of.. committee appointed by ,the admiral- ty to give advice regarding a; relief expedition. The news of the safety, of Sir Ernest and the small party with him hfis'.not lessened the necessity for relief, which' Is even more pressing now on behalf of the men left behind In the ice on Elephant Island, probably ..scant- ily provided with provtaions other necessities, as well as -on be-' hair of party stranded the 'breaking away Aurora, which returned to New Zeal- and fearly in the year; Endured Hardships New York June a personal message' to the New York World, Lieut. Ernest Shaokleton intimates that members of his south pole ex- pedition met with unprecedented hard- ships and difficulties and on many bc- privations were suffered. After most hazardous journey tbe explorer reached Elephant [stands, the scar- city of food became BO serious that he decided to leave the greater part of bis men while he set off for help. Rations for men left behind were stored in a hole dug in the ico. After a Journey of three weeks such as prob- ably Is unique in the annaln of Ant- arctic expeditions. Sir Ernest reached South Georgia. There he sought as- sistance-of whalers for the rescue of the party on Elephant Islands, but this proved to be impossible because of the prevalence of unfavorable wea- ther conditions. The message says there Is urgent need of help for the marooned men. In view of information received frdm Lieut. Sbackleton, plans of the government for sending a rallef ex- pedition from England will be aban- doned and a whaler will be sent. from tbe Falkland Islands to rescue the marooned men. ALL NOW Macleod and Monarch Districts 7 Sir tho j wrecking: of his ship, Endurance, the j exploration party did not get within casions were In dire danger. I Ernett declares that- owing to Included in Lethbridge Northern Project cises tomorrow morning. The election of the new president was consummated on two ballots On the first ballot 134 votes ft'ere. cast for 12 candidates, Rev. Mr. Webber heading tlie list with S3, being fol- lowed by Rev. A. S. Tuttle, with 19, llev. Mr. Hagglth with 27. and Hev. Mr. Coulter with 20. SIAIEHS OF SIR Ottawa, June no reply had been received to letters sent to Lig- uauti and. Bassick, two New Yorkers, The latest report of tta0 irrigation branch, department of the interior, which has Just been published, do- votes a great deal of space to irriga- tion development in the south part of the Is of vital In- terest to the city and surrounding dis- tricts. F. H. Patera, commissioner of irri- gation, was' interviewed on ,Weanea- j day, regarding this development and j how matters are progressing. Mr. j Peters has., been the dis-1 trict pt Macleod and about I Pearce and- Orton, where surveys to j determine the feasibility of including j rhis area In the' Lethbridge Northern j project are being- made by the de-' partment. As this survey has not been '00 London, Juno of'Sir. Ern- est Sbackleton'3 safety; which came (p., 9 message to the Chronicle, was de- livered promptly to Lady "SnacTileton. Friends who recently have been act- ive in pushing relief plane declare that every effort would be made to send prompt relief to the men who still are on Elephant Island. Remarkable. Escape London, June further raes Ottawa. May government Catch for Year, Thus Shutting; off Germany from Big Supply London, June board of trade has concluded negotiations for the purchase of Norway's entire catch of flsh for the year, thus at one stroke depriving Germany of a Urge amount of valuable food and adding to the British stock of foodstuff. Last year the Germans secured the. entire catch Norway, but the British govern- nt became active the first Qf this r and closed contracts for all of Norway's productloa. completed Mr. Peters declined to ex- has appointed the firms ot, Warwick [border. II. S. TOPS YET Washington June was stated authoritatively today that the United States troops will not be withdrawn 'rom Mexico until Carranza authoiri- :les demonstrate control of the- aitija- ;ion sufficient1 to protect the4American connected with the fuse contracts, I press ,any'bpinion as to whether it! Mitchell, Peat Co and Price Water asking tnem to come to Ottawa ana __ give, evidence, was the statement made by I. F. Hellmuth. government counsel when the Meredith-Duff in- quiry resumed this morning. Wilfred Omer, of Dayton, Ohio, who Reply to that effect probably, will _. On the second da> p B- Carvel1 Proceeded with ervices for the Allied j ballot Rev. Mr. Webber iccened "8'lhe exflininiltl011 of T- A- Russell, of of irrigation. The'.'Lethbridge north- ern project has been cut down to ex- clude those" districts and as now con- figured in the early negotiations, wir-1 templated will Include only the south ml. that he would be present on -Mon- i districts about Monarch, Commerce, TORONTO JOINS THE MOVEMENT Toronto, May 30. Citizens of Tor- onto are to have the benellt of. an ex- tra hour of daylight each day from 23 to October '2, this year, if the decision todny of lhe board of control on motion of Mayor Church, is rati- fied by tho city meeting. council at its next C..P. R. QUOTATIONS Xcw York, IVl.-M-nst of C. I'. R. recorded todny was at .178. London, June .Chronicle's parliamentary correspondent'says that good news is to hand regarding; Irish negotiations. There is now strong hope of an_ arrangement being arrived ut. A statement on the subject will he mode in the house of common' dny by Ilavfd Lloyd George, if. as is confidently imped, Mint statement should be satisfactory, (he Irish mem- bers will return to Ireland for Whit- suntide in far hotter spirits than they left there after the terrible events of ICastor week. The basis for the settlement in- cludes putting into operation imme- diately tho terms of the homo rule bill for tho whole of Indnnd, ing Ulster, the same to hold good dur- ing the term of.tlin war, with the-op- tion to Ulster at. the termination of the wnr to withdraw from the ar- ningetnent and revert to the present sland ing. j votes, or seven more than snflicient to elect. On relinquishing the chair Rev. W .1. Conoley stated that he had much enjoyed strenuous work of the past paid a high tribute to the steady support received at all times by him from Rev. Mr, Webber, the new incumbent, and the other members of the conference. Rev. Mr Webber, in accepting the chair, thank- ed tlie members of the conference for the honor accorded him and hoped that he would merit by big work the confidence plncod in him. Toronto, who made a statement at variance with the evidence given by General Hughes in reference to the meeting between the General. Lloyd Harris and Col. Allison in Allison's loom in New York. General Hughes stated that Harris Iron Springs and Turin. It is most for- t uje o. tunato, that on -account of being fro._ ......_ _ io do away-with the largei-reservoir j appointments have been made in pur of 3tatements made tern respectively. The duties of thesp linns will be to make, on behalf of the government i a continuous audit of the revenues and expenditures of the railway systems in question and re- ivernment tho result of mi lime to time The possible but determined to wait until the Carranza forces can control the situation. lake the smaller project as plan- ned can same cost per acre as before and Will sti fully assured water supply. f Mr. Peters states that lhe _ T b fl t (he inection with the legislation .vuthonz jing loans to these-; two railway com- DAYLIGHT SAVING IN HAMILTON Hamilton, May has adopted the daylight saving iilan and the clocks in this city, will be moved forward an hour on June 4. C- SIFTON IN ENGLAND London. June A. L. Sifton, premier of Alberta ar companled by his wlfa, son and vas present nt the interview and he was ceitain nothing had been said which duoing a steady; return to the farmer Winnipeg, Juri went "dry" at when all bars, liquor stores and clubs Leased the sale of liquor. Today- u, IUU.-H.- ,most of the hotel bars reopened as and the raising'of live stock which jnesday; shows that the expedition (temperance drink dispensaries and creates permanent, agriculture. pro-.'had a remarkablt escape After meet lunch counters. VirUCial rillgimo Milieu 111.11. nHIIlo mi., i uicio LIHH, 1110 irtimeifl i O' asked him to help him to secure a becoming more interest-! Russian order and had placed his ed in irrigation. The understanding is! Ernest Shackieton Amarrtic exploi 'fast gaining ground that irrigation whose arrival at Pt Stanley Fait velops growth of fodder crops Islamls- was made hntnui Wed All Manitoba is Dry Now All JIanttob'a o'clock last night, with almost unprecedented wea- and under a system of tanning where ther In tho earl: parl nf 1Q15 would mil ly any possible imnroprletv! a _ between them ne can return manure to the land and; Sir William Meredith asked the Mr. Russell what he would do "with the six hundred employees engaged upon munitions work when the war is over. Mr. -Russell replied that this a problem which would face many man- ON BACK PAGE) thus never run down the fertility nipped by great icebergs and MAKKETS July wheat October wheat July oats July flax vv to High tow Fiir And cool. his soil. There are vast area's in Alberta and Saskatchewan for which irrigation water will never be available. These great dry farm areas will never bo good, hay .-producers. The dry farmers nre now more ready to give a helping hand to Irrigation because they know that this will.develop areas within a close distance; to, them where there will always big production of hay which they can-.draw-on to pro- vide for their own stock during the RUNCIMAN MUST REST London, SO.v-Walter Runciman probably ,wIH be obliged to rest for afterward foundered. Sir Ernest succeeded in getting off all hia men and some stores. Terrible WAITE TO DIE IN THE CHAIR: New York, tune 1 Ar -'tbdaj sentenced to die in the electric. chair during the week of July -fr 10. a penalty for the-murder of his father-Iii-Iaw, John E.-Peck, of which he was convtcteft. SWEDE SHIPS TAKEN ON-WAY TO .BRITAIN London, Hay hundred and ninety-five neutral ships loaded with goods from Scandinavian countries for the Unit.fitl .-Kingdom, have' bee" captured by the Germans and .taken into German ports since October.' 1914, Thomas J. McNamara, financial sec- retary of the admiralty, told a, ques- tioner in the house of commons.. to- day. EDMONTON SOLDIER SUICIDES IN HIS CELL Edmonton, May GuBsek, Ta private in tbe 218th battalion, commit- ted suicIdMn the cells at police head- i] 11 art era fast night by sek was picked up on streets tin- dor the influence of liquor irifl- ttary police and locked''irp (n ciU. ;