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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LOW July whtat............. 122 October wheat ...4 104% LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1915 TO TAKE All Lloyd-George's New Bill of Radical Measure-- Unions Approve London, June of Mr. Lloyd Gtorge's munitions bill, to be introduced in Parliament June 22, show that It promises to be a most comprehensive and drasHo measure, all the more ef- fective because it is to go in with the full approval of the trade un- jonSi Briefly, the trade unions ara to make their men work anywhere the authorities dtesire and the government Is to limit the profits of operation. The main features of the new bill are those which deal with the local munitions com- mittee as outlined in Mr. Lloyd George's Manchester and New- castle epecchea. commit- tees to be formed En every manuficturfng town, one half op- erators and one half trade union- ist, with a chairman, who Is to be by Mr. Lloyd Gcorgo him- self. Principal detaila of the bill are as folows: Men must work wherever the authorities designate. Strikes or lockouts are Illegal. Disputes are to be settled by ar- bitration. Union rules likely to hamper production are Munition works are under ab- solute contro! Of the state. profits are limited. Surplus profits ara taken by the government. Killed by Train at Claresholm Clhresholm, AIU., June While walking on the C.P.R. tracks near Parkland last night, a Scandinavian, named Olson or Larson, was struck by the south- bound Macleod-Calgary train and Instantly killed. His neck was broken, and he was otherwise mutilated. The body was brought Into Claresholm, where an inquest is being held this afternoon. There was one other man on the traok at the time. Nothing is known of the dead man. WINTER RYE PROFITABLE CROP Winter Rye is a profitable crop In Southern Alberta, and C. T. Jen. kins, of the South-slde Farm, New Dayton, Is one ofjthose that can pro- duoe the evidence therefore. Mr. Jenkins forwarded to the Herald last night a-sample of his rye, measurinfl over five feet. He says it is still growing. It has been headed out for five weeks, and is in the flower at present. Mr Jenkins says: "This rye was sown last September, but It did not make much growth last fall. I turned the slock on It on April 15th and at preaent there are 40 head of pigs and sows running on three acres or it. il ha. grown right away from them and will be cut soon for hay. For early green feed it c.n't be beaten. It should be sown about the middle of August, and will turnisn some pasture in the fall, and will begin growing before anything else in the spring." Conservatives Refuse to Rest Under a Cloud Winnipeg, Man., June Telegram this afternoon states that at a meeting of the presid- ents of the provincial Conserva- tive associations held here pri- vately last Wednesday evening, it was determined that a prov- incial convention be called for an early date. The Telegram says the tone of the meeting may be expressed in the phrase "that the Conservative party in Manitoba, true to traditions and principles that have maintained it during the entire life of does not intend to lie supinely under the cloud of the misfortune that has come to it through the break up of a government that bore Us name." HAVE NOT HEARD OF DR. MYER Washington, D.C., June Count von Bernstorlf, German Ambassador, today personally In- formed Secretary Lansing that neither he nor any member of the Embassy staff had any knowledge of Dr. Alfred Myer, said to have been secretly in this country buying war supplies. GETS A NEW NAME Carlstadt, Alta., June reached here on Wednesday from Ot- tawa that the name of Carlstadt would be changed to Alderson, the change to go into effect on July 1 Violent Offensive of Allies on the Western Front is Reported Troops Have Gained on Defensive London, June attack of the French and British forces on the western end of the German line which has been pushed vigorously and with considerable success for some time, la now said m Berlin to have sustained a check. The official statement from Berlin today con- tains the announcement that a force wnlch Sampled to break through the German lines north of Labassee Canai was destroyed with the exception of a small number who succeeded in retreating. The Berlin communication gives no indication of the size of this force. At several other points, the report concedes, the French pene- trated at intervals the outer German positions. Investigate War Graft FATE OF PEARCE RANCHER NOW RESTS WITH THE JURY Ottawa, -Iilne The ccfmmission appointed to further Investigate was contracts held a brief initial' sitting today and adjourned till Thursday next vhen witnesses will be examin- in connection with the- Powell drug contract and the- Birckett bin- ocular purchases. Today's sitting did not last mote than ten minutes, dur- ing which time Sir Charles David- son commissioner, stated that evi- 1 dencc would be taken in public anil that witnesses would be examined. iMacleod, Alta., June life of Dewit Franklin Coxson, charged with the murder of John Zoeteman, the Pearce rancher, rests in the bands of the Jury this afternoon. Evidence was concluded this morning, and Mr. Justice Walsh addressed the jury at two o'clock this afternoon. This morning Peter Kole. storekeep- er at Pearce, admitted on cross-exam- ination that Zoeteman asked him for a revolver, just previous to going to meet Coxson. where the tragedy took Has Plan To Increase Live Stock Production place. man also who was with Coison the siiooting. M. Campbell, for: the Crown, gave rancher opened tins morning, man had ridden to the spot where the lam.uei, "i which was: in. a and continued throughout the day. Tbe evidence given for ttie Crown was a repetition of that given at the pre- liminary hearing, but in cross-examin- ation of tlie witnesses Colin Macleod elicited some facts which were dis- tinctly in favor of the accused. Two witnesses Teersteg and Watson, were closely questioned by him as to ihe temperament of the deceased Zoete- man and while. Teersteg reluctantly admitted he had heard of cases fatality occurred, which was; gully, in order to trap him Teersteg's Evidence John Teersteg was the first wit- which Zoeteman. had immediately after [and threatened people ly admitted it was a ampe, or: a masterly summing.. ut -01. the eyld- I ence and Colin Macleod made a most brilliant defence of the prisoner, who. was not placed on the stand himselt. No witnesses whatever were called Calgary, June which has as Its aim the Incrawins of the livestock production of the pro- vince by per annum, was endorsed by the executive of the Un- ited Fanners of Alberta, which, with President James Spaakman in the 1 eSitlHllt .ittulto chair, opened its quarterly session at headquarters yesterday. The bis idea was thai of W.-.J. Stevens livestock commissioner lor t he province, who seeHs the passage of regulation throwing: open for graz- ing leases all land 30 miles outside the influence of a railroad, instead of holding it for homestead purposes. Mr. Stevens was on hand to explain his proposals. They so impressed the delegates that at the conclusion a mo- tion endorsing the principle was ad- opted. Mr. Stevens looks to the to give a big impetus to livestock pro- duction in the province, on land that, through being so far from a railroad, is unsuitable for anything but graz- ing. _________ !or the defence. Story of Evidence Macleod. Alta., June The trial of D. F Coxson for the .murder of the well-known Winnipeg, 'Juno "-That the pro, Tincial RCneral elections will be held beto August 1 is now the de- finite opinion in welUniormed poli- tical circles hero. The assumption is based on the Solid that Premier Mor- ris has decided on an oarly appeal to the electorate in order to test pub- lic opinion oa the recent change in government which irom a constitu- tional point oi view was without pre- cedent as regards a numaei: oi cir- cumstances surrounding !t. It would he out of the question to hold an election during; the season, and if the opporT tunity is not taken next month a postponement would have to bo made until early winter. It is understood that in the opinion oi Premier Nor- n-is that would he inadvisable. Coronation Boy Killed on Plow Coronation, June Woii, who lives on 38-34-12-1, fifteen miles south of Coronation, while plowing a gangplow and four-horse team, left his son, eight years old, sitting on the plow holding the lines till he went to the house, titty yards away. Tho team ran away, and the boy tell h'ing horribly mutilated. Ills left Icz wae cut oft close to the body, the right log b.dly fractured, .and the right ear cut oft. Tho lather happened to turn when near louse and saw the accident. Dr. P. Armstrong, af Coronation, arriv- ed 5 P.m. The boy died hair an 'bonr after the'doctor's arrival. LANDING SATISFIED "Washington, .Tune tary ILanalng has received word from Bounces which he regarded OS reliable that the man tor Germany (with a safe conduct, carrying mes fcagei lo the Foreign office at Berlin from Count von Bernstorff, was Dr. 'Anton .Meyer-Gwhard. Ask Investigation of Live Stock Hcgina, Bask., June ernment ot Saskatchewan will short- s' approach the governments A? Man- .toba, Alberta, and the Dominion government with a view to forming l commission to investigate the con- ditions ot livestock marketing, ac- cording to a statement tvjt......u _ ___ oi Premier Scott "in tlie legislature tonight, fol- owing a resolution introduced by Hon.-W. C.' Sutherland. The resolu- tion, which'was unanimously passea, called upon the government to take such action.- shown temper -fact- am A new piece of evidence was also given by Watson, who informed the court that the actjiai spot at which Zoeteman was killed was three-quart- ers of a mile further on than Bran- aby's comer, where Coxson and Zoete- man had arranged to meet, following the quarrel at the Pearce school. This same witness also stated that in a conversation he had with Coxson he gathered that Cosson thought Zoete- MAKE STAND NEAR LEMBERG London. June northern Galioia, a Berlin report says the Bus- sians have been pushed back further. They have made stand behind prepared positions at Grodek, which is only 16 miles from th. Gallcian capital of Lemberg. '_____________________________ LETHBRIDGE SHOULD GET NORMAL SCHOOL A normal school for Lethbridga should he within live possibilities of the city within tlie next few years, according to Principal .1. E. Hodg- son, of the high school, who is urg- ing the public school board to take up this matter, in communication with the agitation ior the establish- ment of a school oi agriculture here. _.________ in connection with the normal was called by the school mistress. jir. Hodgson pointed out at a Miss" Laycock. At this meeting the meeting of the board last night, the three trustees, himself, Coxson and urgent need which will be telt ior a Zoeteman, and the school normal school in the province Miss Laycock. was present. The meet-1 Tlie present two normal schools at Calgary and Camrose were turning out only, enough teachers now to fill the demand. The term was to be lengthened from three to eight -ed at the meeting between Mrs. Cox- months, which would mean that the eon and Zoeteman, Mrs. Coxsoa call- i output oi teachers will be cut in half. A school will have to be built, and re-: Lethhridge is the logical location in- was'called for the purpose of con- sidering what should be done with one of accused's boys, who had struck fiiss Laycock. Very high words pass- ing Zoeteman a liar. Zoeteman resented _. quested .Mrs. Coxson to leave the room she did. Thereafter, tne meeting proceeded in a fairly .quiet manner, and it was decided the hoy Coxson should be allowed to return to school. (Continued on Pago Washington, D.C., June Former Secretary of State Wil- liam Jennings Bryan, in the third and concluding section of his statement on "The Causeless issued today, suggests mediation as "the way out." As preventative of war, Mr. Bryan proposes extension of his investi- gation commission, peace-treaty plan. INSTRUCTIONS RE PENSIONS Ottawa, Ont., June Militia department advises that all corres- pondence with the department in con- nection with pensions should be sent directly lo the president of the Pen- sion Board, Militia headquarters. Ot- tawa. This will insure prompt atten- tion and answers. Hundreds of let- ers are arriving every day in con- .5. SOME SPRING WHEAT J. R. Perry, of Sunnyside farm Grassy Lake, sends to the Herald, a beautiful sample of spring wheat, measuring 35 inches and shown on April 7.. If Mr. Perry's fields are cov- ered with spring wheat with a growth like this, he might well be proud. AH his crop is in ex- cellent condition, he states, v having had an abundance of rain. ALLEGE BRITAIN Ixindon, June Globe says It understands that Sir Thomas Shaug nessy, president of the O.P.R., has consented, at the request of the Im- perial government to take up n re- sponsible position in connection with the purchase of munitions from .Ca- a. The Globe connects Sir Thom- as Shaughnossy wlUl David Lloyd George's announcement in .the' House of Commons this afternoon that be was sending a business man to Can- ada and the United States to deal with this ciuestion. any specine departmental miumaa. ___ City Business Men View Beautiful Countryside and Meet Industrious Farmers and Hospitable Housewives MANITOBA ELECTION Winnipeg, Man., .June Tho provincial secretary an- nounces that registration courts will be opened in Win- nipeg. 'Brandon, and certain other -Manitoba constituencies on June 28. 29 and 30, This makes possible (he holding a provincial election at a'.uvdate not earlier than thrgc weeks after the close of these courts. t BECKER TO DIE June court of appeals today de- nied the application of counsel for Chas. Becker, the former New York po- lice'lieutenant, for a re- argument of its decision eaffirming sentence Washington, D.C., June leging that .United States mail pouches destined for Sweden had been broken open and censored in England, and that some regis- tered mall had been retained, the Swedish Minister laid 3. complaint before Secretary of State Lans- ing today. It it expected that the government will ask Great Bri- tain to take special precautions L regarding United States mail passing through its territory. The alleged action is said to be contrary to ,the international Postal convention. WOULD BE LIEUTENANT Florence, Italy, Jjine 17, via Wiiltam Marconi has asked that he be enrolled as a lieutenant of engin- Course in Agriculture Mr. Hodgson is also urging the es- tablishment of a course in agricul- ture in connection with the present high school which would form the nucleus of a school ot agriculture to he established later on. He points out that no agricultural train, ing is in irrigated dis- tricts, and also points out that it would be some time before the pro- vincial government would be able ts> undertake tlie erection of a buildint to house an entire agricultural school. Two rooms in the present manual training huilding, where the high school-is.being conducted, would be suliicient at present ior the agri- cultural course, and later or. _t.ha. number oi students grew and the need oi a larger building was ielt, _ the government. would he in a position to undertake the building oi a col- Hodgson believes the board g al should urge these matters at once. Sensations Did Not Materialize Winnipeg, Man., June Hon. George R. Coldwoll, minister of Education in'the late Cabinet, and for period acting minister of Public Works, was on the stand all this af- ternoon before the Itoya! Commis- sion, the day as a whole failed to pro- vide its sensation. But all the town laughed when, in reply to a. ques- tion as to what he wanted with Dr. Simpson's strong box on April S, Jlr. Coldwell replied that it was to get out his "Lucky Jim" mining stock, for a few years ago a. very considerable number of Winnipeg's prominent citi- zens, including more than one Cabin- et minister, were loaded up with this Nelson (B.C.) zinc mine prospect, which for a time had a merry run on tlie local exchange. Ottawa, June IS. The casualty lists received at the militia depart- ment since yesterday are confined al- most exclusively to the 18th batta- lion of Toronto, of whom no less than 208 are reported to be missing. These men have been apparently missing since the battle'of bt. uu- lien at the end of April and are only now-being reported. It was said alter the battle that Canadians were missing. Up to the present time 839 oi these, who arc in the hands oi the enemy, have been reported. The killed now total while the wounded number The total casualties number Ottawa, Ont., June Is esti- mated that there are. from to 140.000 men already T-Eonilted for ser- vice with the Canadian forces. These include the men who have been at the front, the troops in England, and those now being organized in the.Do- minion. It is Intended to increase the total to men, with'no trouble whatever betas experienced in raising the tscruits for the 35 new regiments recently authorized. I A beautiful countryside that somcd as a veritable Garden ol Ed en, a prosperous farming community, energetic and industrious farmers, hospitable housewives, all these and more were seen by the 100 or more business men and ladies of Lethbridge who availed themselves of the oppor- tunities afforded by the board of trade auto, trip to the irrigated dis- trict east o! the city yesterday. Here bios- who not only lined up the autoi I the passengers, but arranged schedule and selected the trails such accuracy and good judgi such accuracy and goo jugmn judgment that the auto.s were back oats, in the city on the dot oI oats an IK i. and the remainder summer-fallowed: In ihe 'iddition to this Mr. Hannum ha vith i 320 acres of spring wheat on summer- i r_n___i 330 acres together of He is sowing acres more. in me uu scheduled in spite ot the fact that a couple of rain showers intercepted them. .Mr. Welcome Twenty-seven autos left the Lctll- side means to the progress .'of c ...or. .he hoard of trade trip estimate that it will go 10 bushels He has GOO acres moi fallow. This land has been broken since 1909, but Mr. Hannum has been farming it only two years He is farming it ior T. S. Crombic. Mr Hannum and his daughter, iMrs. Stceler received the party and in true southern style ofiered the hospitality of their, welcoming them at the cafe, and showing them into the spacious parlor, where cool drinks and dainty piles ot sandwiches and cake awaited the tourists. This was a very pleasant feature oi the entire trip Popular Young Man Buried at Fernie June 17. (Special to the The funeral of James Letcher, the 21-yoar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Letcher, took place today from the'. Methodist church lore. Young Mr. Letcher died last Monday at the home of his parents, near 'Roosville, -the body being irought here for internment Thomas Lelcher is one of the old- est residents of Vernie, and is well mown throughout the district ReV D. M. Perley delivered, a funeral dis, course to a .very large congregation of people, many of whom followed the cortege to-the grave The coffin was covered with wreaths of flowers Tom the inany intimate friends oi the family. .5. 4 v HAVE LOST Paris, June military expert of the Matin estimates the total casualties and losses in prisoners of the Teutonic ai- v lies at men The French general staff computes the German losses alone at ui) to March 21. Ac- cording to the Matin's war ex- pert the German losses in killed, wounded and prisoners are out of 8SOO.OOO- men called to the colors, and Austria's losses are out of men called to the colors. Fernie Doctor Joins Army Medical Corp Fernie, June Saul Bonnell lias been accepted as a member oi the British Columbia' -medical unit now being repotted It was said alter and will be going lo the tront within a month or six weeks The corps will of thirty surieons eigh; teen nurses and over a derlies It, is said that lar, of the Press, and clough, ot Coal tuck, will be iff the oldcrhes irtmi here to the organization to the' ;