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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 101 " " � ) ' THK LKTHIlKirufc DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEV WANTS EXTENSION OF CASES TRIED \. V. Ewing Wants Change In Jury Act, But Gets Strong Opposition * � HUN COLONISTS TO COUR LAND ? Loudon, March lit......The Bav- nrlan nqlonUatton socioty, meeting In Munich, bus decided to Bend E0,00�> German colonists to Courland, according to a dispatch to the Dally Mail from Anneniasse, France. (Special to the Horalil) Edmonton, Mar. 19.-Trial by Jury of civil cases in the supreme court occasioned an important discussion at the legal committee of the legislature on Tuesday morning the question arising on a resolution of A. V. Ewing, Hent down by the house for consideration. The effoct of Mr. Kwing's resolution would be to extent! the list ot civil eases, to be tried by juries. Following the discussion action on the resolution was deferred until another meeting of the committee on Monday when the change in the judicature act that will be required to give force to Mr. Ew-irtK'fl proposition will be considered. Hon. C. It. Mitchell' opposed the resolution contending that it would alt�r', Hie simplified' system of court practise j in operation and uIho add to the cost I of litigation a matter in which the poorer class of litigants whs especially Interested. Hon. A. O. MacKuy pointed out that. Urn system adopted in Alberta in llli4 want further than any other province In Canada in giving the judges power to say whnt cases' should be tried by Jury. He pointed out that the practice in Saskatchewan was practically the same as Mr. Ewing proposed. Mr. Mitchell mentioned that in certain criminal cases there was no jury trial, and commented on the fact chat no one seemed to have been hurt by the present practice. At least there was no strong demand for a change. James Weir Interjected that the IT. F.A. had approached the cabinet last year on the matter. , Mr. MacKay took exepption to the suggestion that they should not interfere with the judges. "It is not their business to make the, laws of the land." ho declared. "It is their business to make regulations not to deprive the people of the rights of trial by jury. The question of trial by jury is settled by statutory enactment." Mr. Mitchell said he was willing to agree to an amendment of the act but he held It would ,not be courteous to the judges to act as proposed so long as the act remained unchanged. "There Is more involved," said Hon. J. R. Boyle, "than a mere rule of court. It goes to the whole sent of justice. It is something that should never have been left to the judges. "They have gone farther than the judges in any other English speaking country in taking.away rights from the peoplo for trial by jury in Civil cases," was the comment of Mr. Ewing. This sovereign lecislature should at least lay down th'6* rules. The right to a jury should be statutory.;' Mr. "Mitchell said that under the act power was giv-n to frame the rules. - "Do you think it is' the business of rules to cut out the jury system?" ask ed Mr. MacKay. S. B. Woods and George B. .O'Connor,, K.C., appeared as a deputation from the Alberta Bar as90ciatloA"Mr. Woods opposed the change proposed and stated that the taking away from juries in the supreme court of the trial ot those civil cases was because It was ' felt justice would not be done and the cost wonld be Increased by juries being called upon to deolde questions of contract in which expert technical evidence was Involved as well as a mass of technical exhibits. Mr. O'Connor d.ld not go the whole length of opposing the resolution, but he thought the rule should be* changed so as to. make the Judge show cause why an application for a jury was .refused. WILL BE SLOW i IS CHARGED WITH MURDERING INFANT I Cnlgnry, Mar. 1ft.- !!-�/� Ami Lath-jam, of Ilanna, was arrairm il in police j \cnui-t tills afternoon for pr.liininary I ' linoTing on the charRr- M murdorlnjr j jlicr Infant child lust Ml. The body' was found by a farmer under ;i culvert I in JVovonibor and after iiivm.lgutinK I the provincial police. ;ii-! -,:-7 Spooiai '('ruin in France, Sunday. Mar. 17. IiJy the Associated l>ressi. -Hnrretarv Maker in leaving an aiiation centre today said: "Just, before leaving America I investigated the progress of our aviation program, I found our manufacturers enthusiastic as to the out conic. When hey learn of the preparations which have been made in France for the utilization of material which they send tlioy will have a further incentive to speed up their efforu. "Upon level fields which were without, a single building when we. laid out a spur track from a neighboring station lias arisen a city of barracks, offices, shops, hangars, and an American population,entirely occupied as a training schoul for aviation, in this, as in all our other preparations in France, we have, aimed at a force commensurate with our part in assisting the French and British and in gaining the complete, unbroken mastery of the air which is one of the. prime requisites, if not. the prime requisite for victory. "The spirit of every man in this camp seems in keeping with the mis- sion which brought him to France. It Is gratifying to learn from their French instructors that, our young aviators are proving themselves daring, cuoi ,m,.1 skilful." WON'T.APPLY TO THE ff-:ii�ci:il to tin- Ih-niMI I'Miiionton, Alar. 1!'. � The sale of shares act as reported tor third read ing is amended in t wo .important re spects. One. change is of particular | Interest, to co-operative societies and ! covers a point raised by Alex Ross. ' Cuigury, In relation to co-operative so-j eietins run by members of labor organizations anil James Weir, iVauton, in connection with farmers'organizations. . These societies art' exempted from the operation of the net. where no sales | are conducted on a commission basis | Where they are the individual agent I must, be licensed. x The other amendment excludes from !thc. operation of the act stocks listc-l ion the exchanges. Hon. ('. H. Mitch-;il, � provincial treasurer, stating that the 1 listing by an exchange was evidence; j. of Hie standing of the company. . r AUCTION SALE OF 36 Head of Mares & Geldings WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE AT THE LETHSRIDGE SALE AND, FEED BARN On FRIDAY, MAR. 22nd AT TWO O'CLOCK SHARP Those arc all broken to work and will be sold to the highest bidder as the party owning; them has sold his farm. Xow is your chance to buy \\ work team at your own price. TERMS CASH. J. A. SMITH, Auctioneer The death of a munition worker was recently^ reported as a result of blood-poisoning from aj slight cut. Now we are all more or less liable to accidents,, both at home and at work, but we can pro'tv.t* ourselves against serious consequences by applying Zam-Buk immediately an injury to the skia isU sustained. ,r Zam-Buk contains very unusual qualities. It is:^ a strong antiseptic, and at the same time U very soothing and healing. It is, therefore, capable of ending the pain and destroying the po^on in wound before healing. Zam-Buk hot only dea~.' troys all germs in a wound, but by protecting it from the germ-lade.t air keeps other diseases out. At the same time tK- healing essences of Zam-Buk grow new skin, which gradually covers the sore., place and a complete cure is the result. There is nothing else known to science whichf will perform the healing miracles done by Zam-Buk. : This is because of the secret herbal compositioc of this balm. Be prepared for any emergency by} keeping a box or Zam-Buk on hand. 59c box, 5[ for $1.2$. Alt dealers or Zam-Buk Co.. Toronto. Smad stamp (for postage) sad FREE trial box will be aeat.X*  9 *