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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME IX. LETIIBBIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESJ)AY, APRIL 5, 1916 NUMBER 99 ......------m BRODERV SyPPORlG LAURIER o- Govt. Majority Swamps the Demand for a Full Enquiry on Contracts SOME TORIES REBEL Ottawa, Ayrll -1.-Sir Wilfrid Uiii-rlor'h resolution uskliiK for a iiarlia-iuentary committee of Inquiry to iu-vesligale the shell comraiUee, whlcU culrainated Tuesday laBt In tUo Kylo charges and led t(� the appolntmont of'tt royal commission of intivilry, was finally dispoaed of In the Uouho of CIommonB this evening. The rosfolu-tion waB voted down on a division of S?> to �I't, a government majority of SO. The division was not on strictly liarty lines, Hon. Andrew Hroder, W. F. Alaclean, P. Lamarche and A. .Mon-dou voting with the opposition. In a lirleC speech made before Sir Wilfrid l.aurler closed the debate, Mr. Hroder said ho would vote for the resolu-llon because in his opinion the government was responslbln to the Cana-ted by tho Do-mlnlbn government whereby , a large proportion of foreign aliens at present held In the detention camps of tho Dominion will be reioasod'To aid in tho agricultural operations of tlio country, according to a telegram received here today by Uruce Walker, immigration ooinmlssioner, from lion, Itobert Rogers, minister of public works. The Idea is that fanners needing help shall wtrlte to the detention camp commandants', eneloBlng money to pay tho tare, which will bo deducted from the first month's wages, A BIG JUMP London, April 'l.-^Prlvato W, Jl. Notman (avlUlevy) has been promoted to a temporary llnutonwncy. Si.\ly-flvc .�ipplicntions to join the lUal IJattory had been received up till noon today. Of these some will have to be rejected owing to medical un-fitne.ss, but tlie unit is growing at a very satisfactory rate. One hundred and thirty-eight ollicers and men Is the number required, so those who want to get in wtl! have to hurry. The number of applications from outside points is a very encouraging feature. The otUcers are pleased to receive these applications, but at the same time they are desirous of getting as many local men in the ranlts as possible. The liOth and SfUh batteries have been essentially Leth-brldge units, ami 11 is natural for the otncers lo hope that the majority of tiie new battery will be Lethbridge men. There are a large number of eligible young fellows In the city who have been waiting for a chance' to gel into the artillery branch of the service. Now is their chance. Lieut. Geo. S. ftaley reported for duty this morning, having Just arrived from Kingston where he took his course for a commission. MEN NOW 0 ORS 21 MORE RECRUITS FROM CALGARY ES Recruiting Has Received Great Stimulus-^Many Joining Up With C. M. R. _ ; Unit Now Near the 800 Ivlark-School of Musketry is in Progress : : ; ;. -> ? ? ? ? ? � nerals of 24 victims of Friday ? night's Zeppelin raid took .;. .;. -i. .;. .j. Jlagrath, April t.-.Magralli has long prided horself on the proud title of tke Garden City of the south, but with the present landslide in recruiting, such a sober nomenclature must needs make way for a newer, fresher, roore alirring war-time phrase. For months past it has been a matter of keen regret to great numbers of people here that such a half hearted re.s-ponse in men has been made lo the country's call, and with each sucreed-ing recruiting campaign this re.uret has been accentuated until the iii\al cllma.x today when seven of Magrath's leading citizens signed up with tho 13th C, M. H. for overseas service. Major Hugh Brown and Lieut. Harris are engineering the landslide campaign, and with the Major's stirring appeal for men last Sunday night in the Assembly liall, the close situation was clarltied and the stage set for yesterday's sweep. With tho signing up of the entiro staff of Iho IJowler Grain E-xchange Including Fred Karren, president of the local board of the Patriotic Fund committee, J. W. Evans, secretary-treasurer of the Red Cross branch and Amos Peterson, president of the latter organization, the bell sheep wore tag-(CoOTiNUED ON Page 3) FRENCH GAIN GROUND Paris, April 5.-The French gained ground north of Cail-lethe wood, northeast of Verdun, in the course of several engagemonts during the night, the war ofilce announced this afternoon. When 27 recrtiits for the Kilties piled olt the train here yesterday it looked as it the whole town of Calgary had been moved bodily, 'fhese with four secured locally made for the day, bringing the strength of that unit almost to the SOO mark. The local men signed on were K. L. Spence farmer, Scotch; R. A. Gc-v.-Iland, luiint-er, Canadian; C. Belts, fanner, ,\meri. can, and E. Thomas, miner, Wolsli. A regimental school of musketry Is now In Drogre.ts at the barracks, the classes running from 2 to 4 each afternoon. Major Ilowland is the olficer in charge, tlie instructors liRing Lieuts. Hiscocks, Laub and Frame. ENLISTED City Has Supplied. 65 Per Cent Of This Number-Record for Canada � Chicago, April 5.-Almost complete returns of the local option elections held in various Illinois towns and tovvnshipB Tuesday Indicated today that between 350 and 400 saloons will be eliminated In tho near future and that former dry territory, which before prohibition victories in 1012 sheltered about 250 saloons, again will permit the sale of alcoholic liquor. Up till today 1800 men have, been signed on for various Canadian expeditionary forces through local recruiting offices. Of this number Lethbridgc has Bupplied a little over 65 per cent., or about 1200 men. That is Lethbrldge's recruiting record to date. The above figu,-es have been compiled by Acting City Clerk Oliver, who is keeping' aii up-to-d.ite list of ail recruits' for the Khaki League, and also for the hOEpltai commission. The record is considered one to be proud of. Before ti:e war Lethbrldge had a population of barely 10,000. With 12C3 gone already the percentage of recruits to the whole population Is 12, On this basis Canada should have under arms today 960,000. Teutons Sink Spanish Boat ON THE LAND Reports from various j)oints today state that farmor.i are on tho land iii greater numbers than at any previous time tills spring. Loudon. -April a.-The Spaul.sh steamer Vigo, of 1137 gross tonnage, was sunk in the Hay of Biscay by a German submarine, according to I Lloyd's report. TOie crow were set adrift in a bo.nt and later were picked up by the nrltlsh steamer Polo and taken to Gil)raltai'. Lloyd's also report the sinking of the British steamer Bendew witli the loss of one of tho crew. MANY RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED BY OPPOSITION AT EDMONTON ICdmonton, April I.-The opposition had an unlmppy time of it in the legislature this afternoon. When the house SQttlcd down to work after Dr. Stanley had tabled his aBsertlouB about the llciuor license branch, the order paper was tackled with a view to disposing of the largo accumulations of rosnlutions on nuestlons of policy. Premier Sifton displayed his outstanding ability as ii tactician and oul-tlankod and out-manoeuvred the opposition/to sudi an e.\lent that tliey wore openly peeved. Mr, Hoadley, who is usually the bost-naturod and smoothest of thoni all, was angry at being IUinkevho enjoys, excep-tioimr onnortunitiGB of obtaining reliable iuformatiou, stated thfit not �only - was the Dutclt army mobilized,; �ljuf actual manoeuvres were held as if to repol forces landing from the North Sea In the neighborhood of Flushing. .Mobilization was accora-lilisliod swiftly. Virtually every private motor car In the country was seized. While the mobllizatloa took place ahrng the (Jerman frontier, manoeuvres were held only along the sea coa.=t. To add to the excitement the (iJennnns massed men and guns along tho Belgo-Dutch frontier near Antwerp as if in preparation to repol an invasion from that direction. Tho returned neutral Is convinced the denioiisfratlon was aimed as much against Germany as against England. He added, the Irritation In Holland against all belligerents had become so pronounced that tlielr sullen feature of hostility toward both Germany and Great Britain was becoming general tliroughoul the country. On account of the British blockade Holland Is experiencing a. shortasa of food to such an extent that the' American commission for the relief of Belgium has been asked to loan some of its food supply to certain sections. The Dutch government has determined that food shall be transported to Holland in vessels commandeered by It without reference to any limitation tixed by agreement with the Netherlands overseas trust. CHURCHES AT HAT ASK EXEMPTION -Medicine Hat, April 4.-That the Calgary system of churcli. exemption from t.-i'.xatlon bo adopted here was the plea presented to the city council today by a monster delegation of church ropresoiitatives. Churches have a $l.'5,00l) assessment in this city, nnd the churchmen say that the outlook for the cluirclies with the great fall In revenue i.s that thoy will be put out of business and ultimately sold for taxes. The council promised to consider their plea. TO RETURN SERBS Berlin, April via wireless to Sa.v-vlUo.-In oonformlty ^vIth a recommendation made by SarvUi; It'has been! decided to permit Servians interned In Austria and Hungat>�to return to their honurn. Thoy will be forwarded In groups of 500. Regina, April 5.-J. Parsons Brown, former chief clerk of the roads branch of tho lilgliway department, and Kdward H. Dovline. M.L.A, for Klnlstluo, were again remanded In police court this morning. Brown's case until April lltU, and Devllne'a until the following day. The prosecution was not ready to proceed la either caso. ? ? ? : ; ? ? > : ? o BIG CHECK FOR CANADIAN LOAN New York, April L-A check for slightly more than ?70,-7o;i,iiOO, 'Said to be the largest ever drawn, passed ' thruugU' the Now York clearing house today. It was inado by J. P. Morgan and Co, on a Iocs I bank to the order ot tho Ou-nadlaii government hi payment ot $75,000,000 par value, five per cent, bonds recently purchased by a syndlcato of bankers, . mmm go N STRAN .;. .;. .j. .j. .5. .j, ,;..{..;. Kdmonlon, April 5.-The Edmonton charter was before the municipal law committee this morning and there wns the usual flood of wild talk, Tho (luostlou of allowing a tax salo whs re-opened but no decision reached. In connection with this Preriiier Sltton received a remarkable telqgram from Wood-Gundy, Toronto, stating .that. v lildmonton was advanced money on - ^ the pledge of a cleai^.uii of back taxes and Intimating that the government '-..'. had promised a bill authorizing a ias sale. Tho pratnler replied that tho government did not promise private < � legislation, and added 'tUdt-'he vyaa surprised that the money was loaned < � -t, on the promise of future leglslatjou.i ' ........mm^^M, 04 5322 ;