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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.UMM x, WKDNKSOAV. ACJUJ. i. 101? NUMJIKH 07 U. S. WAR RESOLUTION FAVORABLY D BY CONGRESS in War [ilics Causes Ministers ID 1'Vom Ilic (Jovt. SKXSAT10N. CAUSED fN AUS'l'ltlAN CAPITA MciiilitT.s Connived Konil Director for Army to Sell I'or Hiitfc Prices J03EPHUS DANIELS Secretary ur llie.mtvy for United States, wlio 1e making plans for his navy to co-oporjtc ivllli Ihe imvleg ol the EilllcA atiUnfit Ocrinanj-. i Amendment (nlrniluccd .Moment at Kilmonlon Makes Onc-.Man Cars j UJtBAT CON.STUJtNATIO.V HKKE AM) CAI.irAllY iMnyor llarriic (Iocs to Capital lie Serious I'or Germans Admit That St. Quentin Doomed I'firis, April I. Krcnr.li pnlnjk lusl rcacliL'd Ilio oul- -skii Is ol Si. Qui'iilin, ifii: otllci' Jiniiniint'c-s. f-'jKhting tronlhi- ncil south nT Ihc A Hi-Hi-. 'I lit- J-'ri-ndi nnicli: I'lirllu'r tfiins cji.sl iiinl west ol Sniiuiii-. Itemize C'ily Will Fall. LumluJi, April ,'J. The (icniKins appiiroiitly realized lodnyj Mini SI. OiicJilin is doomed lo Imllk- I rout dispatches1 Miiislml Sir Hair's Imneiidoits Llirusl nnj id I aM1 ''K' of Ihvs st'cn OUT Ilio villages, and ofj Idling Ihul UK- Tedious me following Ixmdon, April Austrian ministers ot Justice, war and flimnce. luivo resigned aflor Iho revelation of scandal roniiCL'tctl Iho army f tipplJcs, according dispatch to ilio Exchange- Telegraph company from Tho Hague, which quotes Otr- n newspapers as Us authority. Ac- cording to Urn dispatch llic three min- assisted J3f- .Franz, formerly) director of the Vienna Deposit Imiik. j to c .it-ii pn llic consequences ot having! [ooclstuJTs to the army all cxorbllanl prices. At Iho trial of Dr. rr.inz documents were produced whjch convinced Ihc Judge thai Hie ilsters hail (orgcd papers which were used -In "tho banker's hchalf. Tliey -were summoned as witnesses nnd'mlmlUcd (heir Built, later resign- a Ha Is said to have cnuccd a tremendous sensation In Vienna jiolltlcaVcjrclcs.. Events. -'April 4, -via. IxHiddii; ril graft, trjal at Vien- na, ivhlch resulted in tho MmlBler of War Kro- In conversation with Edmontgn this afternoon over long distance the Herald learned that the am- endment prohibiting Ihe opera- tion of one-man street cars would not likely be permitted to go through. imillxids (Icslnirlion priH'liscd hiloly. Did, i! is conceded tli.il Ilic (irniiiins will oll'iT k'luidinis ndlicr Iliiin moral ol' (he 1 Milihiry today fijiuml (lie lirilish'forces within less; Ulan twn i i'ii Its ol Ilic cilv nnd on ground exlt'cintly fur Imlher iirotjre.ss. From now on Hie lifjIdinH I" Ihc lown will! lie down hill, I German lony ninjjc films of heavy calibre arc in iiclion lodny. iMKitor Jlifchcor-k in of Resolution, Says r. S. (iocs to War Only for llmniinHy's 'i'oiritory Senator Artvo-: calcs Inlcrhed German Liners to Re- jjlace TliOKO Sunk Sulnnurine.s. Factories Act Will Do Away With Child Labor fSpfcetal (o the Edmonton, April Ihe Bluing of the legislature (his morning Ihc factories act, which niakeB El illegal iSru-ri.O to ike for ;i child to he employed under 15, Kdnioiilon, .Alta.t Apr. tlic sla-Mn mnf factory, shop or store, provide lute Inw ii mend incuts which liavo been.1 lor a minimum wage of a week .brought down 10 the house (here Is mat J10.GO as In the distributed copies lone clause which U Is learnqd is arous-jof the bill nnd for a ten hour day for vJa "A personage particularly br <'4cv Into Iho most se'n- political 'event In .Austria IQ outbreak of Ihe war. .Tlic nfTalr Lagan wi.th charges of whole- sale manipulations in llie purchase of army supplies by .Dr. Franz, former dircclor of the Vienna, deposit bank. nnd one of tlio chief purchasing agents' of the'government. The resignations of the ministers Trerc caused, by Klatement of t-.vo o Ulcers wlio constituted the court, to Investigate the charges ngalnsl Kranz. Thby declared thai (heir signed and report wtis altered.In essential parflculnra hy- the (hrcc ministers without'knowledge of the court, ac- cused or witnesses. lays Leader nnd AVill Finish Them" -------------r' V "WIou 1 Hun ;11M1 iMmonton. April well LelhbrWBC. (.'atgaryl work In the; dyy time and hour U is Uio change mak-shiris for ntsM. work, waa read a sec- II illogJil lo operate one-man :1 time dSacuesiou. Blrcct Allaniey Gencriil Cross in moving Tlio clau3C rcails: "I'rovUca that InU second rendlni; of tlio atl, sulil i polllicplly Is an Colonel von general staff. In charge of the. military department of Llic for- has Informed (he Polltiken Mini tljcre prospect of a German qffoiislve oi'i'the Hlsa'-frpol.'... 0 Tho PollllkoH'' iJi'efitn of AtherOcfcuiRDV'genernl- slaff ulilcli 'Have Vertaln 'fiihorcut'proba-'bll. ilics, arc nnollicr oxBiiiplc of German determination to quiet P.usshn ap- prehension in "every -'possible way. They are Issued, as Is clearly evident from, tlic tone of die various per comments, with Ihe'; design or not intcrrcrins by outside iirossme with the growth of the peace Benliment In Russia and pnrllcularly wllli ihe aplr- 11 of disorgiinlzallon: .TUo. belief is cherished tlia'l llic Hu3aian.6, if'lcft to Inevitably'continue-ID Internal-' questions, nan offensive, Iius- slan parties tcEelher" In the defence or Ihclr nallonal exlElence.'' tho operation of every street railway or electric railway within the limits of any municipality In tlie [iiovinco every ear in Us operation ahall havo H conductor anil a motoraian." The street cars in Ijcthliritlge arc I all oiio-inan tars and it was staled this, morning .Mayor Ilnrdie is his way to the city lo protest. .11 is cstl- uiftteil thai the annual 'loJs by 'tha i Ihc law.will Hepreicplatiyes of thai city arc also lias been considering Die (luestion of one-man LlioniselvEs, wll liinrrel over vhorcas th St. John, X. U., April Ing nf a Rcrnian submnrlno ul- ihetr ship ninety miles off Qncenstown, Ireland, i rcparlcd. by Toronto. Thomas Tail In ,T pamphicL-ju9l issued offers solit- tlcn'nf Hie t'anadiiin railway problem, which la, Iho acquisUion uy rliiTgovernment of thu entire common stock oi the Canadian Northern and TninJf PnriJIc JIailway for nomlnnl with Ihe- nssumptlonlof all the assets and lia- bilities ronds, with a giwr- unlepMjy of Inlcrest on Iliclr bonds nud 'debenture stock.; snppleincnla'ry lo j ,1 the pdmihioii lo.lease llic C.P.n. sya- 1 i em .in perpetuity for a rental cquiv- nlcnL'.to nn .aerccil animal return 011 Us common slock, ami assume nil the liabilities of that company and all Its nsscts, except the lands, mincrnls, limLcr and cusli.- The Including Ihc ex- iallng govcrnmfent railways and the C.X.ri., G.T.R.. G.T.P., and un- der 'llils plnn' wouhL be administered on heliRlr of the Dominion a riini- pany known as Hie Canadian Ralhvay company, to lie tncormiralccl. The 1 company, would hare a capital of officers, of the British on ar- l bcra today. In a running fight Ihe mcrchaiitnian scored n., direct hit. tlic- officers salil, ami tlio, boat went to (lie loitpni: nil hands. Tim steamer .was slightly damaged by tire, Thcro was conslernalion around I cily hall cveninp; when Mayor HarrJlc received a telephone call from Mayor Costello, of Calgary, lo the ef- fect that ihe'rc was a staLntn. law um- endmeiiL before the legislature al Edmonton lo make it Illecai to oper- ate one-man street cp.re in the cities of the province. -Mayor Costello urged unitc-il P.clion on the part of nil Ihe cities owning street car systems to and Commissioner Freeman needed nc urging, and with S. Sht-jiherri. end Gco. H. MacKay. they hoarded the niglU train for Rdmontoa lo be ihere today to fight the amendment. The passlns of Ilie amendment mean the necessity of increas- ing tho stnff of tho street railwaj system in Lcthbridgc '-by the addition of about ID conductors, vhose wage bill [luring Ihc yuar uould amount to Would Add Burden Such an increase would result in tlie of all iirofii over bper- p.tlQc; expenses, and. wouhl increase llic iiurdon of the street railway sys tcm to about S'ja.OOO per annum whicl havo lo Le raised onL of taxes It would practically moan that Hi street car system of this city wouli Iiavo to be cJosoil iloivu. (he t-ars put in Ihc hams nnd Ihe rails allowed to rust from lack oCjjse. he legislation h'ad -beun ileniandcd or a number of years'Ijy practically ,11 the liifjor organfzatfoas in tlic irorlnce. The first new feature, the attorney ERncral said, was thai dealing wilii :nild lahor aud hoped, he said ir the act to, "iiulec-A the act irbuld" wipe out. GO far as ecu- cerned, -any child Inhor in nee, The net niarte for any child under the :igu of In lo be employed in any factory or _shon in number of children under this Tlie house would prisetl, said (Mr Cross, lo know the jmployod In the province, who should i at school receiving an education. The soconil new feature, and it was an entirely new principle, said the attorney general, for the Dominion of Canada, was the inlroduction ot the principle of the minimum wage tinder tho acl it would fie Impossible in future for any one ID be in nuy factory or shop under a ivage of ?9.0D per wccfc. In Alberta, at the present lime, especially in Ihc cilies and ifierc were large department stores and several large factories where jrirls" were working At wages from 53.00 to per week. N'ow every knew lhai il was simply-.Impos slble for n girl to maintain herself pay liEr board anil dress herself or a wage ot ?3.00 a week, pornting the principle in Ihe act lours. Where there was a cunlin- uancc of employment there would he iractfcally an Introduction of the eiglii hour TLc- third Important feature of c CL aald Mr. C'rosa, iho making nl for the protection of ihe lealth of the workers. Then the irlnciplc of a, shorter working day ras inlroduceJ. There had been a aw in opnration for some 'time res- iding the hours of labor In mtne.i o eight hours a shift.. The new leg' slalion provided thai the working lours in Ihe day lime Lie U'n ant' hat ivhuii it came to night employ-' April :Scnalor Locltic, Ilic, ranking Hcpuh- licnn muinhcr ol' llu- foreign. rchUions comniillco, in supporling the win1 resolution lodiiy, declared the United Sliiles shoiiUL scixc (icrmjin nu'rclunil .ships now in American ports and use Ihcni to replace ships Germany' has sunk by submarines. Accept Senate Resolution. Washington, 0, C., April L The House 1'oreigu Eitl'nirs cpinJ millcc today siccoplcd I hi; senate's war resolution in plrtcc oi' ils own nnd ravornhly reported Ilic resolution Fnr pnssagc. If iM.s not taken tij) in the house late today il will he considered as the lirsl business tomorrow. Voted Agidnst II. HcprcscuUUivc Shacklcford of Missouri. Oi'mocraf, and Ilcpvcscnlntivc Cooper, Rcpiihlican, of Wisconsin, were the only, members oi" the c.ommitlcc lo vole the war resolution.- Get Oov.n Work ,'asliinElnn, D. April ncnt. the shift sf.oul.l he of eightlsress EQt down to work, on .the resolution today with prospects of re- maimng In session continiiously until it is disposed of. In the. seriate 11 was taken up at 10 o'clock by unani- consent and the ad m In Is Ira 11 ou Headers dc-lerminetl lo nerpH-'no oth- i ATPOT pTnnw nr fl n r 1 LA I LU U I i Ul I who forced the resolution--over- day. was not In 'tlic .clisinber-'iVhen. Gtnator Hitclicoclc cousenl lo lake il un. AlmosL every other .senator and 'reiiresentalivc of the house present when the debate Injected Tuberculosis Germ Un- der Guise of.Vaccination of Mofhere and Habies Paris. Apr. many mothers nnd children, TcCiJgecs from Hie dis- trict ne.ir St. Ciientlu eracuatcd by the Gprrnans, were deliberately infect- ed with tuberculosis by cultures in- jected in their arms under tlie. guise of vaccination, is'tlie statement of Captain Dr. Oallieaui, in charge of the hospital Conrte at Cnnntllly. Two hun- dred and thirty refugees are sheltered al'Chantllly. began. Germany Responsible In li's opening slaLcment Senalor ffiiclicocK. In charge of ihc.-'refoln- lion, said: "Time for .discussion lias passed. The president Jias already statei ihe reasons which .make this grave step necessary. The- resolution provides war .against the imperial German government. II places' ihe responslhlliry for war stjuarely'.nppn the of the German govern-, ment charged with .repeated acls-uf! am] cowardly submission. have long suspected Iho dlsrjosltton by. G.er- miny to disiiute the Monroc'rJoclriiic. Now' is the lime to teatli Ih.ls mlH- chlef niatlng German.Kovernuient..Lljai our territorial sovereignty cannot .ha made trie subject of wAr bargairilng.'j Start Debate Tomorrow Washington, Apr. unanimous conEont the hoiiee agreed today do begUi.yllscuBSion-oE- the. war-resalii- IWn'topiorroiv.at No cial'fule limiting Hie will he brought in anrt tht houEC-wlll.rcnir.iii III- coptirnjous' session until the' t Apr, rJamani, Demccrnt; oi" the firel genaLor sjicakins on resolution to announce lie would vile against.It. Chairman Stone' Senate foreign relations committee in a brief speech opposed the war lutEon, but pledged himself to "do ev- erything in his power to help waga the war.stfucessLully. war against United Slate's; .Itjs-also unqueationalJly declaration of war.'j "I am impressed the soleraiiUy of the occasion. To nip the-prdspecL or war is dreadful. enormous tlic people must pay, great in- crease in Hie cost, of living, tlic enor- rnous burden of taxes i bear and'this sacrifice i must nlirrnsrnnip oTuinirintrnTi nr .ni-1'hal milsl follOVV SlCKCUS 1IH" microscopic ot m me HCL luc saiil dial every Industry from vaccinalion tores, on Ilic limlis should slant! on its own feet and lhal finy industry that hf.tl to exist of child labor that employed al a less Ihnn a fair wage, should not c-tlst In this counlry: nt least, aii'l ''liouW not be pernutled to earn' on business. Legislature Near a Close; Patriotic Fund Tax Act and Other: Important Bills Passed Force Austria to Break With U. S. London, April dispatch from The Hayue lo the Exchange. Telcgrcph Company received herfe today cay? that Austria-Hungary J Idiomatic relalisns wilh the UnHed as n result of strong German pressure. j bon'nl of nine rtlrcclors. I Fifty-ono per cent, ot the capital i wotilcMio subscribed and paid for and I held _by the Oorulnlon, the balrmcc Ity Can arid. The government won hi guarantee fire per ccnl. divi- ilcnd. Four capable railway rid mini 9 ITT. tors, would fie appointed by Ihc llic real elected ,'Spevinl to Ilio HeralC- Ktlmonlon, April :i.-7-Sn much pro- gress was made, in the legislature that Uiere Is every prospect of the house licing prorogued on "Thursday; The following hilb were 'read n second time: An acl rulnthig to dower, the acl to amend the statute law, Ihe ncl lo amend tlic municipal liajl Inanraucc ncl, the heL to niuciul Ihe clcriion acir ihe ticl'lo Incorporate tlie War Veterans' associatloii, llic act. lo provide nn arjministralor of the os- tnlcs of Infnnu, the net lo amcud.llic leKislnllvc n.scrm'hly ond Ihe ncl lo aincnd the tntslce ordinance. Third reatltnc VVHS given bill anicniilng ihe act Incorporating llic Albcrtn.-Farmers' Elcva- nnnually. by Ihe'cltlzcn tor company nnd Iho ncl'to.encourage Ik all to bo paid good s.ilarlos, Tlio Do-itho raising of livcslock. minion'would-flriaiirc the wholn ays- Mi Additions nnd Improve- hi rncntB. I WHOLE GERMAN BATTALION IS j WIPED OUT. I the British Armies In France, [Apill entire German massing for an MUck ngnlnsl the nd- vancInB Drilish forces caal of Temp- Ifiut, wag'mangled llrltlsh artillery. On tho municipal hoRpltfrts .act Lc- moved for Ihirrt .reading by lion. Wllfrrrt Qariery. Dr. Slanlojr. High fiIvor.'moved (hat it he recommitted to committee of the whole a view to tho consideration at the reve- nue derived from the land laT being utilized for the provision Of free hospllalfl. A poinl or.ordoribciDK rals- cil, the' ainciidnien.t .ivfts wllhrtrawn, wlicn Stanley .tibllco of rcEolnllon on Ilie subject whicli w ijp diFCUfiseil Wednesday. Municipal Franchise ...The bills lo amend Ihe lown net, Ihe village act rmd the rural municipalities aci which were reported for third provide thai all members of a household of Icgnl asc shall have the right to vote out of-the s.imc pro- perly. At present (lie law is thai the father, or in raso of his death, llic mother Is the registered voter. Councillors For Two Years The rur.il municipalities bill aloo duces the amount nf land required (o In: broken for qualification to vote from SO to II) acres. It also provides, al the. unanimous request of the ns- Focirulon of rural .miuiicipnlilics, for n (wo.year term for council Inrs, ihe ihrec securing Iho largest'numb or of voles havinp Ihe privilege- Any member of a councl who ?rcnds or anlhorizea the c.vpcn- dilure of public money on any public work or for material unless he haa been cmiHiwereil to by bvlft-n- declared liable to a line of from to- A council is empowered lo make an annual gnint to a duly li- censed medical practitioner a sum not cxccetlin.? S300 in any one vc.ir. of a number of these poor refugees fact Uiat they were i-.ll inoculated titherculosia cell in the form of gorm cultures, by Cer- maii army said Dr. Cail- leacur. ".Motliers tofri mo that just IH- Tore the Germans evacuatcJ Uic Irict the "doctors tokl them all France was devaBtatea territory from an epidemic ot smallrox and Ihnt serum for fighling Hie disease was Jarntng. The Gentians offered to vaccin mothers and. habica against ihe ills- ease, but instead; injected millions of tuberculosis germs In tTieir veins." PARLIAMENT TO RESUME ON FIXED DATE. OKawa, April statenjout I-ondbn rablc that parlioinenl will not resume Us nitling on April 1? has been re re i veil with amusement in ufTi- clal circles. It is pointed oni thai pnr- own actions, nnd it must meet ou April ID In accord-1 nnre with the terms of (he formal] rfr., ma'i- othcr do." May Accept TphicKt April J.--After the tie- late on lite ndmintstratibn war reso: ULlon in the senate had proceeded two hours, Uamocral leaders express- ed the belief it would bo, accepted this evening only BLOWIO'IIS" Madison, Wi and Jain -Dry Col- umn With Some Towns ianv I Li 13 UJIMIS auit mill, UIILI nil mutually long speech by Senator La- Cliicaeo, April forces admin- folleltc would postpone action beyond oUhc "IBI lime. Want No Territory "We waul no more said Senator Hitchcock. "We'will demand no indemnity. We have ..no. hlsloric grudge lo settle, In lltis rc-'pecl we differ "from oilier countries ulready iovolvcrj in this aiy- ful slrugglo. There is'.pan-slavism ngainsl pan Germanism. Italy wants hack Trentino, Franco her lost provinces, (jrcal Britain, has German commerce ami German .colonies- al: most in her grasp. Russia' wants Coii- nnd Goncany, besides her place in the sun, wants to ilominate We of all tnc nations.will of ndjoiirnmciil. j '.Sir Robert Uordcn, it is expected.' -jll not be back for sonic days after tlic house resumes, hut business will be proceeded with. Private members have u number of resolutions the order which ran be discussed. Thrcc-rjuartors of the" estimates have lo be voted, nnd eoiisideralion of these can be proceed- ed with during the absence of (he primo minuter. ON I'AOE 6) MARKETS Spot Wheat............ I track wheat 1 May wheat 1 Local track oats May cats May flax Pelrograd, April, Vis London, April troops have for- ced a crossing of the Stokhod river In pressing back the the war office announces. ,German Report llcrlin. April -l.--VIa man forces yesterday caplured on Iho middle Slokhgil Itlver, the: Tohol'' hrhlgchcnd held by Ihe the western bank, according lo an of-1 other. I do nol mean to tay.Cipr filial announcemnnt issued today by has desired war with no German army headquarters stnff. Consldcrnlile booty was taken by the DR. W. F. WILSON DEAD. 27.4 WEATHER High Low....... Forecast: Fair and milder. ToroiUo, April K. Wilson, pastor of Elm street church 'and one of the best known Melhodisl rllvlncs in the Dominion died ifcis evening from pnciimonia. 5pcml our trt-nsurc ami our blood sacrifice onr lives wilhaui thoneht or possibilUy of gain. We arc to war lo nmlicatc onr honor and inde- pendence .15 a gre-it nfltiioh niid In de- fense or Not Their Choosing "Such as we iia'vu Ger- many is not of our choosing." It forccfl upon irs anrt ivc 'did "much (o avoUl il-' For nearly three years'the president, consress and the American people hnvr doped to avoW it. Hut one desperate act by. the imperial has joliowed au- Dt llC- lievc that. Dnl the ttnpcrial German government lias trccn ilpsperatc and has taken deapciale i The country Is rrady and congress .jg ready. While lite vote has nol hcpri re- ceived ihe decision has been made. U is war." Senalor Hitchcock ivaa followed by Senator S (van son, of Virginia, who said the German government peatedly and grossly violated Us treaty obligations lo HE and wantonly broken solemn assurances. .-The .Issue Is not peace or STvnn- son conUnuert. "War 1ms already been ilrrlnrcfl upon tho Issue is whether we ahaJl accept war or Rbjccl lo tho liquor forces in the middle west yesterday that has yet resulted in.-tho prohibition raovement. when.the ilals of two states nndtonc ot the prin- cipal cities ol a m adilition to.a number of smaller towns, voted to close their saloons. Springfield, ois. anil Wisconsin, were Ihcl. capitals which went into Ihe prohibl- lion column and Duluth, Minn., of Ih.o third and one of the principal grenl lakes ports, voted the same way. by 1500. Practicnlly complete returns' today show towns othcr'lhaii_ Springtielil voted dry in eleven granted the Uccnso. Eleven; of the Jbwris voting dry already were ilry. Tvhtle nine of those favoring Berlin, Apr. London, i WIIjun.'a oiessagf. i is nol says the Tage- bla'U. "But do the people of United Slates have the view? .That is hard to say. "German policy now "pays penalty for the failure lo conclude th-t Brym treaty with UniUd States euch as Great Britain other great powers made. If much an agreement exTtted ihe United would be compelled to sub-. mlt even the most Important quci- tioni to a commission for. flallon before breaking off reU- ttont.. Such .Investigation would lake at a year.1' _ Mfiit pf the paperj withheld comrncn1T saying the on Ihe ipeech ihut far unconfirrned. ;