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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X Liberals Discuss Xew Comiuilsiou liill in Prin- Have Gener- al Objections. SHOULD HE MOKE TAX ON INCOMES June ivcnl In- to caucus before 11 o'clock llilu inoro- Ing and resumed lIlscussloH of Ihc gov- crnuicul'K conscription proposals. With tho details of tlio measure In their pos hcselou, meiubcns of opposition were In a'position lo express more definite opinions ns to what their attitude will lie iv hen the bill comes up reading in the house. Just when lhat will be IK nol known at the moment but it will depcutl upon what Sir Wil- frid Laurlcr proposes to Sir Ilobcr Uordon Mils afternoon when Hie cau cus Is over anil, also upon the nbllltj of the lo produce, ccrlali Information asked for yesterday by Hi opposition End which they desired Ic linvo lalled before consideration o Ihc principles of ihc bill Is prucec' uilli. Thai tlie raajanly tlic Liter al members fiom Ontario anrt Ihc ives itiid a. number from tin maritime pro- viKCCb will vote for llie bill ihnrc [3 no doubt, but in all probability they will ccmbinp, ihclr with ilisap- jirroval of some of Its features and ex- of the view thai llicre shou'J ho conscription of cvesslvc wealth and resources of. the cutiEtr? H'Is nndcrstooil lhat Ihn BdvIsiWhly of BuhniLllint; nil jTuondniGnt llicsn' Hues Is being considered. In (iuirus tmlny fend on ihti volo It Is he- the opposition could sliow a t-Pirjiaratlvcly unbroken Ironl. Those who favor conscription would nol, how- ever, desire to .outvote Ihc govcrn- "rnpnl forces in the house, thereby kill Ing" tho bill. Their would be merely to give expression to their own views should be Included in the'conscription bill. L motion thclr.ncslre be the sovcrnmenl in favor ot Ihe, principle.of.securlng overseas setTiCcTlff Ihc manner proposed by the measure JIOK before the house. Opinions dif- fer as to the number of Literal mem hers who will vole for conscription hut the probabilities are that trohsld crably more th'an 20 will do so. Offer Amendment. Ottawa, June the Liberal caucus .was over today, Sir Wllfrii eald' a committee had been named to adopt a resolution which would be discussed-at another caucus lo be held a ccuT'55 cfdays before Iho sec ond reading of the bill In the house. This evidently means that Ihe Lib crals will ask lhat Ihc second reading of the bill he deferred for n few day possibly until Friday. The assump tlon Is lhat an amendment, to hi drafted bv the committee. Is one iipoi which-Uio parly will unite In glvini expression of Us opinion as lo wha Kliould be included In the Ronscrljillo measure. The party split will occu on the vole on the main motion. Fred PfiFdCQ, chief Liberal who came out of ihc caucus for a few minutes before It broke up, said thcr would be no statement Issued. He dc clared tlial Ihc best of feeling pro vailed ana lhat dtffcrenpcs ot opln Ion were expressed by various mem hcra without acrimony. Tho Impression created by Mr. Par- dec, wns that tho Liberals have agreed lo disagree on the Issue of conscrip- tion and Ihc vote on tlic main motion is taken the Liberals will be left to vole as they please. pastor of Westminster church; Tor- onto, who was elected moderator, of Ih; Prtibytcrian General Assembly. Subs Not Yet Controlled London, June created by natKtt diminution In our shipping losses in Ihc past three weeks It not the Chronicle's parliamentary correspondent, In Informed clrclth.. It Is true thai greater cuccecs Is being achieved with our anti-submarine devices, but the falling off in Ihe'Einking disclosed In our recent official returns chie'ly due to the fact that fewer U-boats are operating during this ptiiod, as many have gone home to refit. This was admittedly '.he surmise 2nd its correclnes.-. is proved by the fact that our most recent losses lieauler than the averages for the previous four weeks. piwn HUP iSAYSsm Right on Heels of Govt. on the Elevator Question lhat Ihc preliminary report on; grain crops uliould bo provided as ivoll oposal to build an slnr- fur this district ns for Ihosc others Now age elevator In Lothbrldec has been [served successfully by ihc Moose Jawj received, by the govcrniucm nml made t and SasUatoou interior elevators, 4. There Is a greater acreage un- der grain crop In this district tins year ilian tlierc tiflfl ever liecn Ijeforc. 5. uiosvii to the public, the special i-oni- mUtee of business IIICLS nnd farmers 'rom Lclhbridye anil dlslrtcl are los- ng JIG lime In pressing their claims Tor Immediate consideration. At a meeting ot '.be committee yesterday afternoon in Ihe board of trade build- ing, which was atlcnilcd by ['resident _ SJarnocli.. Vicc-Presldcnl Drymner, G, sample markela, Ihe conditions of W Green 1) K. Unrrls. It. K. Sbelth I caflonal difficulties in Irr.nsporlatfon will always be apparent, ami an Inter lor elevator at.Leilihriclgp will always be a will Always act 33 President Manufacturers' Asso- ciation Denounces II. 11. Uy. and Pniiscs Present Tariff ol New Dayton, A. D. Mills of Sundial. and S. S. Dunham, it was decided lo send the following letter to Sir the claims of the dis- tricl for Immediate consideration: T.'ie cominltteG charged with the duty of carrying Ihc request.of Ihla ___ _____ Winnipeg, Juno Thos. Whatever may be the outcome of Cnnllcv, of New (Jlassovv, N. S.. presl- tbe Investigations [n-cgurd LO milling dent of the Canadian Manufacturers and 'baking tcste of wlieai. now heing. Association, addressed tlic members carried- on by (your laboratories, and-of that organization at The opening ol whatever may Wntuulc in regard lojLlic annual convention here today. II" dealt al some.lcnglh with a great many loplcs. Col. Cauilcy said that Ihc inanufacturera of tho country had on" during tho past year un- der Kreal difficulties. In which he in- cluded war taxation', increased cost of 1 labor. Few manufacturers had grown a safety valve. fj. The great service that drying fa- C. A. MAGRATH, Appointed by the Dominion Govt. as Fuel Controller for Canada. cililles in an Interior elevator he salil and many had met with district for au olr provide livlhc economical handling of crop in wet harvcslitig seasons This Is Ilinlcd By (aiy British 'Success conclusion met here yesterday, and they respectfully Invite your attention to the following: 1. Following IMC heavy crops j of 1915 and the large acreage In grain this year, with Ihc favorable weatiicr conditions now being enjoy- ed, indicates another good crop Tor 1117. 2. There fas been a" considerable uflux of furmers to this district.'and they, as well as the established fapu crs here, arc breaking large fresli" ac- reages. 3. It is essential' thai- nil possible facilities for Ihc efficient handling of Copenhagen, via press bufeau conLinu' o turriV discua- Inns" in the Vytsch'acle section of They well upon the tremendous loss which t is sure the British must have harf, standing Field- Marshall lais's report lo the contrary and ipon tho "Swampy ami ihdefemiiblc aturc" of gnoring the fact thai German "posi- Ions ran along-the iues Rldgc, the only high pound-in he vicinity. Major fra'Dlilr that he nrlllsh Rttalocd to- tactical suc- cess. With the samb unanimity'-with which they .discuss the "German EUC: resa" al Wytschaclc, the financial dimculties. As a class Ihc manufacturers had done well (or the country during the war. lie ilcTend- tcnlion. cd the, mnnufaclurers against the The board of. grain commispinncrs j charges of profiteering In the manu- here on February 27th last; wejfacturc of war munitions and declar- to you on Ihis subject on March ;cd that anyoue v.ho had made money 2Slh. and on April 2nd you staled that' out of this class of business had well the report of Ihc board had nol yet; earned il. The president of tlie association cx- iressed his opposition 10 any lower- in? of the tariff and his approval of the jirustcu "jnouerale iarifi." iie vocatcd government support In upbuilding through bonus or boun- y. lie sMd lie did not believe in go'v- rnincnt ownership of railways and c believed the railways of Canada hould continue imdcr the present reached you; hut the papers recently; tabled In the house of commons show lhat the. report was duly sent In on liarcirlOlh. Doubtless owing to the arduous du ;3 now engaging the attention of yourself and'your colleagues, the re- port was overlooked. It Is our. earnest hope lhat this Im- portant receive im- mediate attention. nanagcinenl. The oads had outrun v building of rail- production and production caught up he thought be roads lie in good shape, lie enounced Ilic.Hudson's -imy Hallway HAS Out in 'the Sunilial district llierc IB a new consolidated school district. In process of formation which hrcuks.all records yet reported for the number oE automobiles by ti'c rate- payers in the district. M. e or Mlc t 0I the new school cos en. 11 j i OnC Ol MIC IrUalGGS UI- IHU livn writers now arc turning Jhclr allcn: (he city loday, ami he ion to the ciycatlon of'Holland's ncu- at a recent lralilyT ptcturlng the possibility- of a the board while discussing British- attempt lo violate this In or- dcr lo turn the flank of the fGermans and Iho necessity of German counter measures. Major Mpralil In his article-'Con- cerning operations in refers .London, June f2.. (via Rent- er's Ottawa tho house, of commoiis yesterday -Sir llamar Greenwood nsked O v whether, HE a-result ot Ihc ap- made by Iho. icpresenla- v tivca ol the dominions al-lhe v Imperial conference any sttps, liKd been laken to proteci the v oyerscas troops from venereal dlscBECS. Highl Hon. Donar Law replied lhat the quealion surrounded hy great dlffl- lhat Ihe home office and the war office were consult- ing RS to whether any further admlnisLratlvc action could be taken. cd that Die section of the national ransconlincnlal from Levls to Monc- on was', equally unnecessary. lo Germany's submarine cflmpaJgn as yet having ehown no effect on' rntim- llons suppllca lo the armies In France and tliAL os far as the'efrecL upon the iiopulatlon ot France and Knglnncl Is concerned the. Ocrmanr's newspapers aboat ferment inong the laboring .classes can scer- ely be relied jipon and the respective Cannof Su pporl Conscription Bill AViihout Conscription of Wealth, Too llles' Ion well In hnnd. have Ihe .sltiia- ISIDEFEAI he matter of vans to lake Ihe chlldrtn o school, It developed that everyirar- ner but three in tho four school .dls- rict3 with children of school .-age owned an automobile, while the other hrco owned Iwo. The archllect is now at week on plans for new school for what is to be as Consolidated nrhool district -No. 22 Mr. Mills asked Ihc Herald to make a plea to the government rond depart- ment to have (he hills over the "Oh! Man River al Nolan's Bridge and over llic Little Dow miles nortli gravel cd to facilitate auto IrafHc lictweci lhat dlslrlct nnd Lcthhridgc. Tlic loca" board of trade tcr up. The Complete Control of Fuel'Re sources and .Marketing of Supply Ollawa. June Gliarlea A MacGralh. Canadian cliainnan of tU liUernalioiial joint -ha iritiiiirKiulor-scs Wilson's IJiisshui ScttiiiK Ihc ol' Ihc Allk's iu the About ItXow. VHE TO H ACJUKKMENT been appointed controller of aimroval.of Ihn London, June following e tMt of (jreaf Urllatn's note lo lussia In to the for a tatemenl of the llrilisli war alms: In the reclamation to the Russian ;cople enclosed witli the note it Is aid thai free Hussla docs not pur- Lo dominate oilier peoples or akc from them (heir national palrl-v mony or forcibly occupy foreign ter- itory. In this Gcnlhncnl the Hridsh ;ovornmciU heartily concur. They did not enter the war as a. war of conquest; arc not continuing L for sucli object. Their purpose at he outset was to defend the exist- ence of tlieir country and enforce re- spect for International engagements.1 To those objects has now been added hat of liberating populations oppress- ed by alien tyranny. Tiiyy. iieartlly rujolct-, therefore, [hat free Russia lias announced her, intention of libelling Poland, not on- ly Poland ruled by the old Russian, autocracy, but equally that vrllhln tho Dominlnn of Ihp. flfirmnnin. empire's. In tills the British demo- cracy wish Itussia Godspeed. "UcyoDil everything we must seek sucli settlement as will secure happiness and contentment cf tha Hud lake nway'ull legitimate causes ol Tulure war. Tlie DrUlsh government lieartily join with their allies in their acceptance ana the Dominion. He will. assume duties Immediately. lie will have complete'power over. of the Dominion, their dislribulloli'.and price at the points out Ibfe country. The purpose ol tlie appointment to insure.fnr the pep- laid down' lolly1.1 and dcclar- P'e a domosUc-supply ug winter. The -lll be in close co-opernljon wilhith'e railway commission on i this luatler, ".MacGraili was a.member of parliament for Jlcdlclne -Hei' from DOS lo 1911, but A. lluchanan on reciprocity issue. o Is regarded as one of the men in the Dominion. HR is a native of Aylmer, Quctcc. Ill's, father was brilliant Irish, schoolmaster.. Hi-Party Galhenng Addressed By Many Prominent Men and Soldiers Alex: "Frascr Struck Dy noil While ApproaclliinE a Fence is also taking Ihe hills are_ln very bad (Special to the Ilcrnld) to be good sravcl pits at Iho lop of each lilll mid Ihc farmers have offered their leams for the worh. June J. II. nurn- hnm, .M.I'.rConsCrvnllve member of parliament for West Pelerboro, broke wllh hi" party on Iho conscription bill P.I Introduced Ilils oflcmoon In the _house. In a Idler addressed (o llic prcsl dent of Ihe West Petcrboro Conscrva tire association, ho resigns as the choice, of Iho Conservative parly lo contest the riding ncxl election. "This wouH leaie us botli free lo do as wo Dunham fttatcil, 'TcAnnol support Ihls bill as It now tlariils, as my consljtuenls havo no cUanco lo glvo Ihelr vidws, 1 will not vole against Ihc bill." Cap- lain llurnliani bellorts lhat Ihc man- power of tlio country should not alone be subject lo selective drafl, hut In clfect declares lhat wealth should be conscripted as well. Christlanla, June lie via..- June Peter Kropolokln [lusslan Socialist leader, who had been In cilld In England for'rdiny years and Is rolurnlng home 'at the, Invila- Hon of the government, has ari-li'cH here from' IVondon on his way to Polrograd. lie lisued a state- ment to the Norwegian, press warning "oil friends ot peace" against any at- tempt, to hinder Germany's defeat. OWNED 20P. HOMESTEADS. London, .luno llallllc- IlarnlUon Ardcn. eleventh Karl of lltddlnglon, died loday, ngcd SJ. lie owned', abont', Sl.OCO acres ami hart htcn rtpresenlatfvc peer lor Sect- land since 1371, Manitoba MethodisU In Secret Session, But Take No Action Yet, result of, the runaway nccl- dcnt which look place about ten .lays ago near noBemead In .which 31rn. Maria 3111s was seriously Ing hroujhl to the Oilt Hospllol-licro eutfcrlng a broken leg and other" In- juries. Mrs.'Hills died yesterday, at Ihe age of 85 years.- Tho fiineral will lake place on Thursday- morning at 10.30 rVom-Fcltorly's pUflprs lo'.it. Auguslln's church, thence 16 St. Aiiguslln's cemetery, with lle-v. Canon J. K: Murrcll-Wrlght In'icharge. Sirs. Sills leaven a Is (aiming >t HoscmeaiJ, Wlnnlpts, Jv-no silling frbm aAcrnoon unlll 2 o'clock this morning discussing the dismissal of Professors Hland nnd Irwln from the laff of Wesley College, the Jlclh- jrlisl "conference of the Manitoba mooting In Winnipeg, adjourned until his morning with no action, taken.; II lart been decided ilial the debftln. should be held In public, but Rl night President A. B. Smllh request- ed all except delegates, and Incliid- ng reporterg, to leave. Tills morn- :ng rilacuflfilons resumed In private scsdlon. iiHed'.by-llghlnlnB at about flve-lhir- y this afternoon. He was at tils farm lour miles norlheast of here when the falaillj occurred. II.-SD'cms that Jin. Frascr left Iho house up some cattle which were In an adjoining field. When about half a mile away and near a fence the bolt came. Whether ho was going- through Hie fence or was slriick direct Is unknown. The latter though' Is probable Judging from the his body. 'Tho bead and che'st'a're badly burnt and the bottom of his (e'et greatly discolored. Part if'one boot was lorn .'away and the other was lorn. When found he was .hrcc feet away the fence. Tho 3ody'.was found by a son, who at Ihe end. of Ihc slornl. went lo sec what was detaining his'father. Mr. Frascv leaves.a Tfltc and five children. Toronto, June a great bl- party pro-cqnscrlption mceling in Masscy Hall.last evening, a resolu- tion was. passed urging conscription of men, Industry, and wealth, for the winning ql tlio war.. All speakers were strongly In favor of compulsion. Hon. T, 'W- 3IcGarry and ex-mayor Inckcn declared emphatically lhat Quebec and all olbcr provinces must .ccept conscription or be punished. In tlw audience nnd at tlio Ironl of ho hall were several hundred war rclcrans .vvho carcc back from St. ullcn. Ihc SC-mrnc and Vlrny tttdgc. Some of.iheuT hobbled into Ibc ball oif crutches; one was wheeled in in a chltlr. The meeting Ti'as held on the call of Mayor Church. Speakers In- cluded Sir William llchrst, Mr. N. W. tlowcll Hon. D. Macphcrsou, lion. T. W. McGarry, ex-mayor Hockcn, Charles Sheard, controllers icr and and a number of sold- iers. I FBRIiBMM Owing possibly lo the conscription proposals, recruiting for the" -7Sth Depot Battery which was to have taken place here today.nnd tomorrow has been cancelled. No recruiting gent lor Ihis unit will.therefore visii elhbridge. s BRITAIN'S LOANS FROM THE U.S. Ixjndon. June reply lo a ques- tion In the house of commons today Andrew Bonar of the oxcheQuor, announced lhat since Ihc beginning of llic war, Great Britain had borrowed from the United States a toll! of MARKETS HEAVY ARTILLERY ENOAQEMENTS Paris. June nMll' lery engagements (n Iho r'egl6li 4- of Ihc California Plateau, on ihc Alsne front and In Chani' arc reported In lodaytf war 4> 4 4 Spotuheat Local track wheat October wheat Local track oatl Octetttr call October (lax 260 236 Sundial Man Finds This Make For ['resident Wilson in-.bis essagc lo Llic American congress. These are Ibc aims on wliich LbB." riUsJi ..'peoples arc fighting. t principles by which their'war' olic3' is fiuideii.'' VThe Urltish .government iaL broadly speaking 'the (cnts'jhcy, have .from- llnieMb .time lade allies ble to those standards, but, :lf [tie; government Fo.dcsjre, ihcy re iruile ready with their ailles to aiiiiiic and. If need -bo, to-revise, icse agreements." f 11 CELEBRAIION Big Ciirniyal For July 2n'd, Can-i -.ada's Birlhday, Is Proposed Three Commissioners-r-Legisla- tion on Pensions to :Bc Revised This Otlawa, June .leglsli" tion is being rcvlacd and; Thomas Whlie tiaa given notice of Io'lhc commons providing-for the cre- of a commlasioiV.lo as Iho "board of pen3iitfh: commission'- ors for Cnnada." The hew board will cou.ilst of three commissioners. Instead ot Tivc as Represent, nnd'ls to be em- powered to Award pensfpnV nllo'wa'nr- llh higher bunillo Inc sulir CA n six rack can casllv. keep an eni. piled wllh strnw .while It lak home loam to haul Ihc coal neces- sary It the bnlng usrd any disionco (rom fi railway. That an or- dinary. cr6p, of wbcat will prince enough pfnuel! llie.iand 11 Is the statement Biarte Id Tho' Herald Winnipeg, .Innc Immodsely .aluablc showers of rain.which bcja'n on Sunday' night continued millcntly all downpours lliol the .llnij., rrecliillallon bolwccn" 7'li.m.'tlid .7 p. was half Inch, while, If plans puL forward by the special- committee which met at the Hed vCroasv rooms yesterday after noon are carried out LeLhbridce will celebrate Domin-y Ion July 2nd, as lied Cross pay In a manner to be reincmhercd. Plans' for holding a monsler picnic .on the river loltoni on that dale had Aecn, considered for sorue timo, but the success of yesterday's meeting, _ which wns attended by delegates from' practically every organization in -tho. city, il looks'as ,if-the picnic would resolve llself into a monsler carnival one of the objects of which raise fuiidg to carry oh thR increasing work being undertaken by Ihc society Supt'. Penncfalher M was chairman of ino'niceMng.wJth' Airs. G. H. Harmon acting as associilo chairman. The plnns cyolred Include securing Henderson and fair grounds for- the day'e entertain in cm. iamcs and spbrlg of "all kinds fife stig-' ecsled. The baseball club will be ask :tMo start the proceedings-with a b'fg game starling about nOon..Tho Trades Council has offered A pfo- jram of alhletlc apbrls. An effort will be made lo have Ihc city band In [endancc. Later In the afternoon thei'e will be a rugntia at the lake, wllh flaiic- Ine, etc.. In the evening, AH.Hie wo men's organizations In thn In eluding church" organizations, wero represented al the.meeting, and these together with organized tho lomoblle- club, the Veterans' pnd Ihc sports orgmilzalloris ftrc pulling together 10 make .Tuly 2nd a day that will nppeaHo the whole pop'' UIAcC and bring in thouaantis of plo from Ihe surrounding mlllcea wero appointed to perfect tho organization, end Ihcae committees will report fit another [meetlnpj to held next Tucadar- afternoon it nte life, mofnlne alorms .od much heavier. pracllcally all Brain Ihg'.srets ;oi (ho prairie provinces Kkve.tecu ben- elllrd 'by rain Blorms 'I'lil.' In roatiy ilUlricls, came not a savc.'the crops. "Tho rain his tlic slWatlon In said lion Vnl minister of ngrlciillurc o'clock.. KJNG GEORGE TO PERSHIfJfl June In: ndflrcsslng General Perdhhig', .sild: "fl hns beed the ilrcam Of mr to see tho two grcAt Ehgllsh-slrtaklni? unlied; 'Mjr dreyiii have bcijii rtallzcd. It Is with the itf mo I pleiaiiid Ih'at I.ivqlcomo, yoo, Iho head of Ilio AroeriCM (o Our shores j )A' y ;