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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta May wheat May oats October wheat High Porecnit: VOLUME via. LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1915 NUMBER 94 DEATH KNELL OF LIQUOR TRAFFIC IS SOUNDED IN BRITAIN PIIOTOCIHAI'H TAKEN' BY A MEJIUEM OK TMK C.HKW QV Tlili STEAMSHIP WHICH .HAS JUST AKIUVBI) IN NKW YORK, SHOWING AN ENGLISH TORPEDO I10AT DESTROYER SIIIDI.L1XG A GHRMAN SUBMARINE WHICH WAS ABOUT TO ATTACK THE LAPLAND JTST OUT- SIDE THE LIVHHI'OOL, HARBOR. at Great Falls Slashed His WILL PREMIER ROBLIN QUIT Dearth of War Material is More Serious Throat From Ear to Ear in a Street' Brawl-Father of Victim One otfirst PUBLIC MONEY WAS WASTED White Men Set Foot in Lethbndge w "Press' Houk, known us a re- .-imaleur ol .MlJcrta. sirient ol Lethbridgc tor many years, "Tress" was calcficr of the team. He and a son of George Huuk oi this had attended Carlisle college for five city, was brutally murdered about years, ivas nianied, but lie and his 11.31) last_Siuiday...cvcnins in Great wife were separated some three or anil live Austriaus tour years ago, after which lie left are now under arrest for the. crime. going to Greet Falls, Thc murder was committal in cold where he worked for thc G.N.R. un- bbon, as Houk came out oi the Sera- der the name of Jesse Howe, hav- aphore Cigar store, Second street mg been discharged by that company south and Centra! Are., a sharp kniiu several years ago, when working out or razor being used to slit his throat of Cutbank under his proper name. Irom ear to'car George Houk went to Oreat Falls An Austrian, Eli Zko, who is Monday in connection with the mur- chareed with' tbe crime, was arrested del- and funeral. shortly after the t raged r by Sergt. Trndick, with his clothes and hands, Other Au.itriaua arreeUil were Tony Blitch, Steve Btati, who lives with Zko, Joe Miller and Balac BetcauL-gllJ. Thc Inquest was neld on Tuesday afternoon with the following vefdiot: "That George Prcssley Houk was murdered 'by being slnrtied across the throat-with-a knife or other sharp instrument by one of a party ot AUK- tr'iahs Bear Second' street Qreat Falls, Ml IM tiiua, about p.m. on, UpCia HoUSfJ, Holel and NeWS- Maich-38, M'JIO. We are of .the opin-. ibn'llidt .the guilty have been appn.'-, hended bj-'Tho. jplics, but_.that person .who actually-did tue'cflffiirf j is to .the jury unknown." .Eonie-of. tho-dlSails of the murder as brought put at the inquest arc told in the O'reat Falls Tribune 'Peg' Freeman, a icooden-legkcj hnhitue of south side places, gave testimony that police officers present Jlagratli, Aonl 1 declared was in contraction Lo state- Shortly after midnight lnst'night the paper OfficeiVv'jjjjd iWAS LITTLE Winnipeg, April dramatic surprise confronted the Legislature thlo morning on re- asBembllnq at ten o'clock, when Premier Roblin brlafly moved the adjournment of the House until 3 o'clock this afternoon, to permit, it IE understood a conference be- tween the Cabinet and Lleut.-Gov- ernor Sir Douglas Cameron. Sir Redmond declined to make any statement to the prces. At half-past one this morning (Thursday) the legislature ad- journed Until ten o'clock, when Thos. H. Johnston, was expected to continue hie subject on the lib- eral .demand for a Royal commis- inquire into the parliament building expenditures. The pre- mier's announcement came as a complete surprise to the opposi- tion. All the galleries were crowded. The Liberals yesterday present- ed a memorial to the governor, asking a Royal ccmmlftion to in- quire into the parliament build- ings' construction, and alleging a wastage of of public money. TWEEDIE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE WANTS BUT.HE WANTS IT Still Probing Railway Guarantees With .no Charge in Act is Amended Giving Boards Right ta Supply Free "Text Books aqd Lunches ment-s he had made the night of thc. inhabitants o[ tho town were' ail lo' summon wit- crime, lie was asked il he linn, not ....-_ r toW a patrolman that 'Trodick had Ihe right' man.1' Freeman denied1 it. He arrested after be left the Edmonton, Alta., March ing expedition. Mr. Tweeflic then Mr. Twccdie asserted that children Legislature adjourned jo move that instruciionB he leaving the High schnnls arc unable iy over leister and wiM resume Wednesilay nexi Today's session was tlie committee to call witness-, to properly write a letter m g, devoted to committee'work on bills, e3 and to conform as regards English and gram- and excculionallj' dull and tire- the- give ten days' notice, matical construction. He wanted pat- some, but a number of bills were well j HO accordingly moved Lliab the house ents leli [tee to "put'tlieir children advanced to thc linal stage. reler to the" committee allusions rela- to work- at fourteen it they needed aired his grievance tivc TO guaranteed railways. This financial help. Tlie amendments give will be discussed Wednesday. school'hoards the privilege o[ iup- Mc. Tweedie refuses to make a plying .free text, hocks and tree noon Than 'Any Lack of Recruits and Booze is Doing in War Zones London, Auril war on on physlclnns' prescriptions, or ths outcome o[ tlie labor situation in adoption of some measure which. Great Britain, lina definitely taken I while not perhaps called absolute pro- precedence over the much-talked of "spriug advance" of.the Allies In the reason being that the pro- blem or munitions has become more pressing than that of recruiting. The pronounce mente of CabJaot leaders and the letter oi King George on the question of-tenioerance axe In- tended to pave the way, and sound public sentiment preparatory to etlhev shutting- off abiolulely the sa'ie oi drlnK throughout the except GIVES UP III Sets Example' for Mounring Bryan's Gjape.'; hlbitlou, 'will have almost as drastic an effect. War Secretory Kitchener has an- nounced that no Honor beverages shall be served in his IiouieLtfiil for toe duration of the war. Little War Newi The battlefields in the east aud the west alford little news today, and al- though thc Allies are reported as hav- ing resumed operations in the Darda- nelles, nothing official ia forthcoming. Today buing the centenary or the birth of Bismarck, the Londou news- papers review editorially the career of thlB German statesman, ending in the break with the present Emperor, und speculate-as to" TV Li at might'have been the outcome o[ the war today 1md Bismarck been- at the helm. Honoring London, April Renter dispatch from'Berlin via Amsterdam says .that the Emperor has directed the minis- ters' of War aJi'd Marine to place1 a Breath on Bismarck's, mqnumer.t In the name-of tlie army and nayyj ex-. theilmniorfal merits of the groatc ,IOptU _, vrri-. London, Aiiril an editorial'to- ood DRINK TOPIC .A LIVE ONE d.y.on King's letter to Cfiancdloi- omt te held in thc hopes aroused by the most disastrous lice nesses outside of the government ser-j charge of any kind aud wants the pro- lunches, or at, a price lived In the jr hiring to do ivith rail- vjncc put to oi calling discretion of the hoards. Several guarantees. The speaker ruled i witnesses for him to examine with hills were given a third leading and London March following Lloyd George, Chancellor gf the Ex- chenuer: I Lloyd-George on the drink .'question, the Chronicle says: -will go specially .--to tlie IftBt sentence in which the Klng.of- has occurred since the in 1SIW. A hurried or at Ills'own table' and taro.ugho'ut the Royal household. 1C a policy of.prolil- the ncarKt orcct- iNorbhern buildings which been mss at and nnlv sfi film nf was received from the committee nor lemony yet yah- at and o, commitr. tee to make any investigation. Mr. Mitchell said the committee started with no information as to what was to be inquired into, nor had it received it yet, although there had been a casual understanding that the opera house, the Kirby tcl and the newspaper odice ing the.incidents ol Houk's death. He said he and.Honk. Millie Semaphore Pioneer owned by hebjnil tbo Maverick. Uilcliie, of started ior Central Avc. Ihc "rst alnrm was they ;iven by ine getting some informa- passed including 'tlie to a speKi, "Dtar Chanctllor of .the. to be adontejt B11 uu. King thanks yoy for .0 prompt-. derstandlng would he best possible to Itttlnq him have a.full rsport of the ,tart wUh the King's example, and supply bill, meeting ot might well be fci-lowed by otner leid- Olaresliolm Debenture Debt .Act and the deputation of employees... His ejE ot "of the Tliere was a desultory discussion on Bassano and Dow Valley Railway hill. has read It'with intense in-1 registry" the judges the high 'clergy a clause in- the act amending the Hon. Mr. .Mitchell aiinbunced that' but also deepest school .ordinance raising the compul- tlic oflices of deputy sberill and clerks cern. He feels tJat'nothlng the I ..jn a democratic country lite cure, sory school aged to o[ court will he opened at Tahcr and vigorous moasiirn will lucent- can be no mestion-of enrorcing o> i i, .___, ,_j ._ f..i _ .....L iu. working tfeople. If. prohibition it must be admitt- fifteen years. Messrs. Twcedie, Low- Hassano and Campbell oi the opposition registration of [n [Lture the -grave .chattel mortgages, now exiatinn in 'our ;armame'rit fac- ncn- Inct donr ot Hichatd Murray who was slccping-in tliere to ne a survey oi tho rou-fended it, but allowed the clause to judicial district will be tranfactcd at iVnpns Sccnml a room at Kirby's boarding house tinc ot receiving and paying out guar- stand for a day so that he could pre- these jioinls and should prove a big sLrao" a cromiI ol' He lold representative-that just anlee monifs. It ivas simply a fish- sent some figures on the question. convenience to many settlers, he estimated numbered 10, rushed niter midnlglit he was awakened by ed that the wind it not strons- around the corner. Lindsay was hit an explosion and on looking out oi on the head and knocked "into the llls window he saw that the .engine gutter When he got up and turned o' the opera Imuse in wliicli is ro the sidewalk Houlc .was reeling Bencrated thc electricity ior lighting against the building and making a purposes, was ou-fire. He at once dcspcratB-efiort to return to the cigar sounded the alann...ind soon cvery b-tore his. throat had bean cut and he was bleeding freely. Lindsay saw their assailants disappearing around businws section ot thc a corner down thc street. being burned out. "Lindsay was followed by lls.ual. show hart Lee, a chaufleur who drives from the the place as but was on to save tile ioiin' from last night in Ihc opera Jiouse, Itliec and at the conclusion .about 1Q opposed the clause- Hon. Boyle dc- liens, notes and other business "of ajtorlea. "We have before uc "the ilitimenti, I Iy one must not merely of tti.? hut'of bOW t0 alike. Tbe more voluntarily the Admiralty .and the war office, u the iikener win jt De to provs which are resionsib.le for' munitions pfrectivo, and sucb volunteering of war and for the transport of troops uegjn at the top." and their food and ammunition'." -r': Germany .Doing it Too "From this eyldenee-it-is without Amsterdam, "March doubt largely due'ra the drink thifwe to newspapere received are unable to secure the output, of the German Fcaofil counci', has pass- war material indiipenilble to meet the ed Rn Etrensthenlng tLe.resula- requirements of the ?rmy in .'he field, (io03 regnrdirig tbe sale of'liquof. in and thjl there hai been such serious Germany. The order permits the cen- pcrhaps There has heen a considerable growth th. nccissary of each state at theii-. army council is now considering may recoi'cr sufficiently to re- oincfe C'hrislmas oi the volunteer' reinforcements of supphei to aid our ,llscrctlon to limit or prohibit the aala turn to the front. corps. value, of these corfs var- at .the ironl. I of spirits. Any violation of suon pro- British Casualties of Per Week is Predicted for Big Drive London, April recruiting casualties a week, of whom, 1 will ask the Dominion govern- to raise further [orccc either as Jfavcricl- taxi stand, lie told of leav- ing tbe-saloon when he heard fight- the leasee, Mr. h. t-oleman. wcjt leiiiioreements to the present forpes ing outside. A man was staggering ruKh-'i or as Until this his so what commenced the 'H re will, is niarie remain a mystery. Bequest is niarie, is While no official British recruiting ies greatly. as the public figures are available, recruiting has school old hoys corps, arc splendid, obviously, fallen off heavily since Dc-j cember. This is mainly due to thc] been re- H-.ntu mi luuuai-Liai employ- married -men and others for vari- engine room, the (lames offers lurlher troops ana and first, rUBi, Of eritbusi-j ous.reasons src unable to ofTer them- "A continuance-' of .such must inevitably result: in .the towards. thc 'cigar store with arms extended before him. He fell j once and then made his way into the j cigar store entrance. Lee'went to rapidly-- spread to the main, building, the oner is accepted, fresh letruitiug is Jiim Shortly after, an Austrian hur- anl1 12-30 the entire place was one cannot well proceed. The British sit- ricd to Lee "and ordered tlie chauffeur llmss "ame. A slight wind from uation, that1 large to carry him to a residence address tllc soulh-wret was blowing, and car- bodies of tresh troops will soon be Lee refused, saying his cab was out rie'l the sparks across a vacant Mock, urgently required to supply the wast- ol order Leo also saw the Austrians. "ml at 12.30 the nest building was ago. Responsible authorities who are He said he believed -he could rccog- on rm- lvas a Iar8c hotel, Known best able to perform correct opinions jiize three oi them. Kirhy's hotel. Kor sorae consider- from the assumed casualties brought A number-ol witnesses ot varj0us anlc limc the living port oi it lias home for hospital treatment from the stagesiof the fight that culminated in but the basement has time the real spring campaign be- Honk's death testilied. They agreed occupied by Mr, W. A. lliller as gins, say irom the latter part .of that then'had..been .several engage- tour large.tables April will avert ments'in the street by thc Maverick. wcre installed, have been coin- the Dominion (act-that large numbers have ''or war industrial A vast ftoweret. are Prolongation ol and bur- r-ssr rage a minimum of for- young men has been absorbed. Russia Copper Orders for Butte; Pass Coke Needed selves Eor foreign scraics. FUNDS FOR SMALLER NATIONS deemed advisable....the Kinn will be prenared to div- ing up all alcoholic liquor h'jmself, 2nd by issuing ordcrsjjgsinst its eonsump-. tlon In the no difference shall be'.'made, so' far" as Greece Amono "Friendly" Countries h" Majelly If -treatment of tha rjcn and the poor in this question. "STAMFORDHAM, "Private Named by. France Paris, April Senate has ad- opted a bill which airoady had passed tue chamber ot deputies, providing for advancing to. "Serbia, Belgium, A. 0. Huhii.n Great-Northern train destroyed, dispatcher, said that he had come out In tljc of of the Whit! Lunch while the light eoine homesteaders Jroni .'the in progress. He saw a mnn "in district had placed about a the street.hit another .and then draw tou. ot wheat, which they had liulm back into a. sparring attitude. liulm >ust received from the government ol- .j ,f yenturdd tliat this man was thc same Boals, and some exciting scenes were whom he saw later ly- witnessed as thc rescuers managed to Ine in the extranet to the cigar store. Scl M out-. though burning wood A -who' pointed out to the was constantly falling upon them. As police Ely. Zko; who is charged with this building was plaster lined the through an inter- 'flames dirt not break through.-the out- .j pretor tliat he thollgbt lie could re-.side walls so easily, and a little lime .cognize.the slayer." jwns given lo get some ol the fittings ,5, Houk, lather of thc of tlie, .which 4, known tli7-ougliout South- was on tuo uelt lot'- At .one.-a. m. 4, ern Montana hack in the cast wall fell over. onto..ths iwi .j, '70's.'. He treigbtcd from H'nton to printing ofiice, which at- once 4. Letlibridge.inti remembers nhtrn cDinmenccd to-blaze by. 2 buffalo hunts were thc order ot the o'clock tliere was nothing, lo he seen day, haying taken part in them lie i of llic tnrcn Places but a pile ol 4 married an Indian wife, and "Press" smouldering ashes.. Houk was one of the issue o[ Mint i tllc (irc sparks anil urarriagc. The son was woll known In i Piecos of hurning wood' were cnrticd local aninfeur circles, his "Iloul: tue street and set fire to a Iwvms been at out time (Conlinutd on race Q Greeca and Montenegro, as friends of ty thousand a week. Allowing Ior the Buttc, Jlont., April Ana- the Allies, the fium.'.of killed and very seriously wounded conda Copper'company has received rruncs the building who cannot be moved and" the minor OIIiers (ot copper from the Kus- noiiudcd, this means sixty thousand if nas stal8d by an Aoacomla oflicial, and the ro-' A MILLER, LETHBRIDGE, BADLY WOUNDED The Herald learns that word has reached Mrs. J. Miller of Stafford that her BOD, .T. Mill- er, formerly, a cornoral. of the 26th Buttery, O.F.A., has been badly wounded in action. Mill-, er is with the machine sec- tion compoeed of Lethbrldge bcyg, a 'picture .cf which ap- In .thf. Herald rceently. young man was wounded in the head and leg, and tlmt the 'J may have to ho nmpuUled. ed at full speed to assist 'the orders London, Aiirfi l.V-TJje official all finery at Great Falls will be operat- nmmcemcnL'is iiiade.tlmt among the in filling missing passengers .of. the steamer FjiJaba, which 'n-as sunk by a Gc.-siau i submarine, is Leon Gliealer Thrasher, I No time will be lost m getting thc nn American engineer, who had been Great Falls, smeiter under war, it llvfng for'thc last: on the Gold 'was said tonight. Sales ol dectroly-. Coast, British .West -Africa, tic copper wcte made todas" at 16 cents. There will be in Crow's Nest pals coal camps over tliis news. The re-opening of tha smelter will create Great Falls demand for (Crow's Nest. T'BSS coke, and thc coke ._____________ ._ companies are already busy securing .....-.........----------J-J which will mean a resumption activity in many camps within a few weeks. Lethbridge also will he Jin directly, bcnclittcil by this revival CHOWN IE by. a fine or .inprjsooment Tor a year. Referendum Result Pleased Fernie Miners Fcrnic, March Com- missioner Stinrart concluded in- vcsltgation in 'the B north mine last night, -and he ami the chief inspector. CHAPLAIN.' APPOiNTMENTS the different intecests summed up the to their', view Toronto, S. D. t0 tlieir D.D., genera-i superintendent.'.or.the poinls and Commissibncr Stewart is Methodist cli'irch-lisued a proleet to- prcparing a report to be Submitted day against (hr- ac'Ucp of tbe- lo government at i ictoria. dejiartniunL, for .pn'y. The miners >in t Anglican .--when colors are presented. DER GOLTZ LEAVES BERLIN Amsterdam, via- London, April 1. The Telegraaf say's Fjejd, Marshal von der Gcltz left Berlin., tor the iniiii Ger this camp seem _ reGimentai mllcn the result of the vote on the agreement In Calgarr. Ifc is stated here tliat the; total majority .in favor t-ion will Approximate a. reiy and reprcsehtatiTfi' vote baviDg., VI tlie coke business in thc 1'asi. i Ferule, yesterday for making necesitry an election'on Thursday; withdrew a candidate today; thus miking unne- cessary an election, an Was snppcietl last..iilght. Thorn is Uphill declared elected Mayor "and. Jackaptii.Graham, Barnes, Mariham and E. i.trooka aro the council.