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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1018 THE LFTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVB Test Case In Quebec Riots Quebec, ApHI 4.--Test of the decision of the military authorities to hold men caught Id the rioting here for examination under tho Military Act, as sanctioned by order-hi-council will be made. This afternoon applica-I ions (or writs of habeas corpus were applied for for Francis Picard, exempted from r.iilltary iierviee because lie is an Indian; Afbert h'erube, to establish upon what charge lie, with six others are hold at the k'oas Hii'le 'factory, a� no action has so far been tak-,ti Uic-h! bv Hie police or mili- tary; Jules Forlier. exempted on u�uc l'aiiiliy support, and \V. II. llenefond, holder of u (Mass K certificate. f" This morning seven men arrested yesterday by the city police on a charge of rioting appeared before Judge Langcller, pleaded not, guilty and elected to be tried by a jury. They will be granted bail. Lawyers retained by the alleged rioters include Armand Lavergno and  J. X. Francoeur. the latter being the mover of the conditional secesslonal motion in the Quebec provincial legislature last January. This Is Not True. A doctor who examined the bodies of victims of tho rioting Monday having told Coroner Jolicoeur that ap- parently the men had been killed with explosive bullets, the military authorities ordered an inquiry. Doctors who have had experience at the front with every kind of wound made an autopsy on the bodies. It is alleged that some of the bodies had wounds over two inches long. The military doctors were unable to find one wound more than an inch long. They had apparently all been caused by rifle shots. Many Injured. Inquiries by the militia among doctors in the locality where the fighting took place gave tho Impression that the list of wounded was much greater than at first, announced and that probably sixty people were slightly injured by revolver, rifle and machine gun fire. Tlie funeral of George Demelle, a boy victim of the rioting, took place quietly this morning. A. E. WJsner of Ottawa, whtf organized the registration offices in connection with the Military Service Act in Ontario, arrived in Quebec today to work on the same organization here. Withdraw Police. Sherbrooke, Que., April 4.-Order's have been received to withdraw the Dominion police who have been enforcing the Military Service Act in Sherbrook'e and district. No reason is given for the move. OF RY. EQU Ottawa, April 4.-Iton. J. D. Reid, minister of railways, has given notice of a resolution providing that during the .war and for one year thereafter the" government may acquire engines, cars, rails and other railway equipment and materials and may sell or lease such equipment, to any railway company upon such terms -as may be approved by the governor in council. It is further provided that for tho , payment in whole or in part of any such equipment the minister of fin since may issue equipment notes or securities or may guarantee the prin- cipal and interest of securities issued by railway companies. It is also provided that the minister may transfer to Cauadian joverataent railways and equipment acquired. Another resolution standing in the name of the minister provides that, the revenues of Canadian government railways or of any railway under government management may be deposited in a suspense account from which the working expenses of the railways may be defrayed.. In the event of a deficit it shall be paid out of unappropriated monies in the consolidated revenues fund and in the event of / surplus the amount may be transferred to that fund. Still another resolution standing in M>-. Reid's name will place government railway .employees who are injured under the workmen's compensation law of the province in which the accident occurs. The compensation awarded will be paid by the minister of finance out of government funds. Mary Pickford has subscribed $100,-000 to the new U. S. Liberty loan. BOVRIL Aids the Digestion of Food H First in Canada to give men faultless tailored garments with a price protection jj label in the pocket of every Suit and Overcoat. Ml SOLDIERS TO RETURN TO ALTA. AT RATE (Special to the Hnrnld) Edmonton, April 4.-According to the report of the provincial military hospitals commission laid upon the tnble of the legislature by the speaker, Hon. O. W. Fisher, the total number of men of all ranks now on record i'i 4691'. There are 7C9 in hospitals and sanitariums. The dependent number R1.2. There arc 235 active bureaus in the province engaged in parrying out the work of the commission A vear ago the number on the, list was 1300, and the tremendous fro'wth, Howard Stutchhury, the secretary, of the commission, states, has In /olvo 1 a pv.-at deal more detailed work, nrs Iho cotuini-.isloi; is now acting ,is � clearing house for the troubles and difficulties of the returned men, and their dependents. The commission has been advised, thje report states, that during the present year the number to be expected coming from overseas would be at. the rate of 350 a month, and this is being taken as the base for operations during 1918. In regard to the question of employment the report suggests an imiusi* rial survey of the province in addition to and supplementary to the estali Hshment of labour exchanges. The object of the survey is suggested slior.U be not only of present conditions, but ot the whole question of industrial development. The co-ordination "of the activities of public and private bodies engaged in work for the soldiers is also advised. REFUTES, CHARGES Washington, April 4.-Reply-' Ing today,1 to charges made be-foie a senate committee yesterday that Shipyards are short of steel the hvar Industries board in a statement today declared enough steel had been shipped to the Emergency Fleet Corporation in the last three mouths to build ships at tbe rate of 550,000 tons a month or more than six million tons a year. �