Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
MrmW VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 191G NUMBER 129 Agreed to Divide Million Commission on Contracts! All Accounts from, Germany Tell of the Economic are Heartily Weary of Peace Now London, May Daily Chro- nicle Gays: "Alt news from Germany indicates that the British blockade is likely to prove a decisive factor in the war. The economic pinch has he- come intolerably severe. Masses of the population are halt starved, par- ticularly in towns. Middle classes and the rich are suffering greatly." Confirmation of this statement of af- lairs is not only to be gleaned from the German press, despite the censor- ship, but neutral diplomats in Ger- many and neutral visitors to thut country all bring back the same story of unfed population; stagnant industry, universal war vr'eariness and a des- perate yearning for peace. Ottawa, May F. Hellamtli, K.C., continued Ids examination of K. ii. Cathvull, of the American Am- nuinilioii company this morning bo- fore Me red tHi-Duff commission. Yes- terday Ciulwell haii lold or un agree- ment by which lie anil Yoakum a'ud Kassick to divide a mil lion commission on their contracts. Today Cad well was. q.nestioned as lo when lio discovered that Colonel tension of time. The war. office, lie declared, had been responsible for tremendous delays because of chang- es in the design of time fusea. The romimuy had spent in ex- tra tools because .01 these changes. Cross-examined by M K B, .John- aton, K.C., Mr. Cadwell snid ho was president of the company. Me gave a list of directors which included Ceo. Patterson Murphy, vice-president of i AUinun luid an [merest in commi tho Guaranty Trust company of Xew slons. ilu answered that he had York. The only, assets of the coin hcunl of it, firsl, in New York after pauy were or .subscriptions "Diplomats in Berlin have begged to be allowed to import their own food. Some of them have got milk for their children especially from Den- mark and Holland. "Rich women are taking their child- ren to Holland to get enough milk for them. "Other signs-thai the country is in the extremes are tho failure of the Berlin bread rations, advance in the price of potatoes, although the ration Jp insufficient, allowing' a" critical shortage; huge jumps in the price of beef, real and mutton; and, above all, approaching exhaustion of all edible fats including butter, mar- garine, lard and every sort of oil fat." thi! charges were made iu Canada. H. F. Vfiakiim had miver told him any- thing about it. On January 31st, Hi HI, negotiations commenced he-, Uveen tho Imperial munitions board j Johnston, and the company as to modifications "Credit of contracts on account of default of deliveries. These negotiations were initialed hy Carnugic, Mr. Cor- dop and 'Mr, Flavclle, chairman of the board, who held that the contract was subject lo cancellation because of det'milt. These negotiations contin- ued until Ailrii when prices were re- duced mid the company allowed to proceed with an extra order for 000 number tiii fiisus. The company to the capital non was paid .up. "In addition to this and advances, what assets have asked Mr. 'remarked' the witness. "That's'all we need." "Have you called on tbe Block- holders to pay anything "Not a cent." The witness stated thai, lie was the substantial man of the company. Asked as to what the American Ammunition company consisted of at present, the witness said it had been tn'-en over by the R. B. Phillips com- pany after it went'broke. It had dis- had held that it was entitled to ex-' (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) E Stockmen in Session Believe Ne- glected Homesteads Should Be Made Use Of Macleod, 'SJay .the resuinp; tion o[ the annual meeting of the Western Stock Growers' association in the'Tbwn iall .at two o'clooRv todriy Die attendance had largely increased. A vote of thanks wu extended to the K.N.W.M.P. Mr .the assistance they had given In connection with the many cattle stealing cases. It wan decided to appeal to the government to know whether a bounty could not bo paid on grey wolves that-were killed in the co.untry South, of the Red Deer river. Mr. Stephens, of the Department of Agriculture, Edmonton, spoke for some length re turning the waste land in Alborta, that was too far away from any railroad into .pasture land or grazing land. Mr. Stephens said that thousands of acres of good pas- ture land was Just going to waste that could he utilized to great advan- tage by the ranchers. Many home- steaders' had giveii up their home- steads on account of their being so far away from the railroads and these homesteads 'were just left practically neglected. .By a map specially pre- pared for the purpose the speaker ill- ustrated to the meeting the amount of land that could be' .used to- good pur- poses by leasing it out as grazing land. Mr. Huckville spoke in favor of Mr. Stephen's scheme and said that the matter had already boeu brought up at the executive committee meet- ing of the association In January, 1915 and passed. He then moved that the annual meeting pass the resolu- tion of Mr. Stephen that was brought lip and passed the executive com- mittee. It was moved by Mr. Cross seconded by 'Mr. Huckville that thp government jilace on'sale at different points in Alberta the copy of the fcraml book. Mr. Cross addressed the meeting iwith regard to tho sale of bulls held In Calgary. He did not think that the bulls'that were offered for sale at tho last Calgary sale were up to the general it was of the utmost importance that these bulls should be of the best possible stock. Election of Officers The following officers .were elected jfor the ensuing year. Hon. Pros., Hon. Martin TJlirrell, and Hon. Duncan Marshall. H. Spencer. 1st .1. G. Rutlierford 2nd J. b. Walters. Committees Messrs. W. Huckville. P. Burns, .lames Mitchell, Ed. O. Connor, J. H. Wallace, Oeo. Lane, 0. JtcElroy, G. Mackie, D.uncan Clark, D. Cargill, A. B. Cross, Then. Nenman .1. A. Young, 15. L. Richardson, A. D. Campbell. The president, said '.'before closing the meeting I would like to extend a Iiearty vote of thanks lo tho mayor and people of Macleod for the cour- teous and kind way In which they re- ceived members of the convention. It Is a very busy time of the year and that's the only excuse we can make lor having' such a small attendance." WILL STAY NEUTRAL Madrid, May 10. via Paris May At the opening of the Spanish parlia- ment Wednesday King Alfonso an- nounced that Spain-was disposed to remain' neutral In the world wtr.