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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1916 NUMBER 99 CIVIL SERVICE REFORM Attack on Provincial Service-How Tories Manipulate Military Offices taluiontoi), April C.-Tlio proceed-IngB In tlio legislature tlila adornoon �were romiiilacnnt of biulgai cloy, Jlr. jMlcliencr miiklng ii vigorous uttaclt on the proiiosnd two million dollar loan and Hon. Mr. JlltclicU making an oqiially vigorouB reply. MesHrs. Ew-ing and Twoodlo spoko very briolly, a division following, and tlio HOrond reading carrying on a vote of 28 to j 11. The house then went into com- \ jiilttee on tlio drainage bill. The hill validating tlie tax roll of Heddingtoii nninicipality was reported from tho municipal law conimltt.ea, It validates an aH.iessment In which certain notices were not sent out. On the second reading: on the soldiers' moratorium Mr. Slfton explained tlie prlnolplo of Uia bill and said two clauses would be added In committee, one to prevent fraud and one to protect the business of soldiers left in charge of others. He had already lieard of two or throe cases wharo Iho estates w'ere being wasted while Oie owner was in the trenches, Opposes Loan yir. MlcUeuer opposed the bill to nuthorize a loan of two million, repeating his familiar condemnation of tho Increase In OiiS public debt. He urged converting the ralllloa dollars lying to tho credit of the Csntral Canada Railway to ordinary capital expenditure. This -with tho money now In the bank �would make an amount fiuflicient to meet the estimated capital expenditure. He said tJiat the government would have to pay lilgh interest whereas after the war, money would be cheaper, lie charged that tho loan to the Central Canada was made under a lalse Impressloi). Mr. Mlchener was proceeding to condemn the price' of bonds when he >^�as somewhat tangled by questions as to prices asKed by Mr. Turgeon, of Ulbstone, who asked If any province ajjld at par or above. Mr. Mlchener hadn't the llgures, nnd, pressed as to the Dominion loans the speaker thought there was some difference between a war loan and other loans. Mr. Slfton asked him to distinguish between a war loan and a railway loan, dates and interest being the same. Mr. Mlchener admitted that they would probably both (oramand the same price. He concluded with a repetition of hla plea that unexpended capital account funds and the balance of the Central Canada loan bo used for this year's capital expenditures. Mr. Mitchell Hon. Mr. Mitchell, replying, said the longer ho sat in the house the more Inconsistent the leader of the opposition becomes. Replying to the Mlchener plea lor confiscation of the tlentral Canada loan, he said Mr. Mlchener know that the house provided that loan for railway construction. The opposition leader proposed to stop railway construction In tho Peace River country and spend tho money for other ijurposos. The government was not prepared to take any such stop. Mr. Mitchell showed that tho money in the bank was earmarked by the house, $300,000 being I'or farmers' elevators. The Liberal memberH would not be asked to con-llscato that. Other money was for telephone extension and he did not propose to touch that. ^ He proposed to spend the money for the purpose directed by the house. Dealing with the opposition loader's assertion that French Have Big New Gun Ready Now ('(JMMlSSIONEli.S WHO WTLL KYIE CIIAKC;ii:s JMiOJii: THE Paris, April 6-The French t.ave ready for use their new 16-Inch guns which are able to fire more devastating explosive shells than the German 17-Inch guns. Two giant sholls for this aun, exhibited In Paris, stand five and ono-half feet higlv and weigh more than a ton. NEW CLAUSE PLACES PENALTIES BREWERIES Amend New Dominion Act- Coast to Coast Trains On Govt. Lines Soon Berlin, via wirnlHsu t.o Siiyvlllc. .S. I v., A])Vi\ I'l.-The German adiniriilly i iiiinouMCftil tniUiy tlijil Ci'rniiin ;ilr-ships lust nl.i;ln. .^^ilenccil the ImlVmy near Hull, linRhinil. uitli hrjmljs, iiml destroyed a Uirnc iron works nv.av Whitby, ly. I The lilalPmeiil follows: 'l)i;rlnB llio night of April six CtMiiiiUi I naval airshlli.s dnstroyod a large iron William Meredith, (left) and Justice Dyman Duff. ,right, have bemi m.ule. Germans Say ie Increasing Effectiveness of England's Air .defences Fully Demonstrated When Hun Machine is Driven Off April (1,-Tlie inercapiiis i I a large iron woncs near ,,,.,,.,^^ ^, deinonMrated last , riie nir-shlps relurned sale-u,.,,,.,, ^, iies-'H of l'".iiRlan(rH iilr craft .e; (leliionslrated last iilf;lil, luJer- took ilii^ llrsi. raid in six days iva.s preveiiled iroin neKotlatlng the -served. The airships were siielled heavily. All returned undamaged." with niooii-t iiiid v.iilioiit wind. Searchllehts dihiovered the raider eoiiilng over the sea and never once lost him during his iUiiv. After reaching llin coast he v,-as llvinp; eoniiiaiatlvely low, and the smallest guns found him such an easy |lari;et Hint lie was forced to rise to a iRruat >ieiglil. Large guns tlioii found the range, and. aided by searehllglits, they surrounded the Zepiieliii with a terrific -r\p||rtl ft nTI nV A '""onnded the Zei)|)elni with a terrific " * -VA t- I A J 1 y - A "'' s'Taonel and hlgli e.xpUi.sive 1 11 ll I In I J n --^fter manoeuvring near tlie lL.i Ivl UI 1 wl iu. I I f.aal eoast town for about ten minutes. diiriny which only a few iioiiihs were dropped, tlio raider vvas seen to turn and to sail homeward. One Killed London, April G.-One person was killed and eight persons were Injured in last niglit's Zeppelin raid, it was oflUially announced this afternoon. Official Statement Ufl'iclal statement on the raid follows: "Tiie air raid last night on the iioitliwestGrn counties apparently was carried ont by three Zeppelins. The first made an attack about 9.10, but was driven off liy the fire of anti-aircraft guns. After dropping five bombs wlileli -caused no damage or casualties, numerous obsorvora state that this Zeppelin was struck by gun fire. "Tlio second raider made its appear-.ince In another locality at about L15 p.m. Although it was In the neigh-horliood for some ,Iae no bombs were dropped. "Another raider delivered an attack III the tlilid locality during the night, although several bombs were dropped only .sliglu. material damage was done. "Tho total liumber of bombs dropped was 22 explosive, and 2-4 incen-diiiry. the easnaltlus at present reported are killed, one child and eight injured. Xo military damage was done." In Course of Stiff Figlilinjr Talce Woods Nortli of Avoncourt -Huns Repulsed Over Haif Numl)er Required Have Applied-Men Being Carefully Chosen Lelhbridge Man, Who Was Blown Up By Shell, is ,nii. Returning SHORTA 1 F LABOR IS SERIOUS the loan to the Central Canada was........ ____...... _........___ voted under a false impression, Mr. j jiJonoy"'tho'cirand" Trunk "cd (CoNTiNTJKD ON Page 4) I launch any big undertaking. London, Ont., April 6.-H. TO. AVhit-linberger, superintendent of Ontario lines of the Grand Trunk, declared here yesterday that tho labor shortage In Canada, because of the recruiting drain, is becoming more serious daily and that becnuso of tho lack of not Returned Soldier's Eloquent or Prisoners of War Appeal Waking an eloquent appeal for tho prisoners of war in Germany, Sorgt. Fred Wells, � returned hero, spoke to the women of Lellibridgo yesterday afternoon in the, Majestic theatre. There Is every' indication too, that the appeal will he answered very soon as every woman present Immediately started to plan the manner in whlcii she could help the poor fellows confined In German prison camps. The sergeant In explaining tho reason for his appeal, said that tho people of Germany are so short of food themselves that they are unable to give thoir prisoners' nourishing or sufllclent food. The bill .,pt,;fare In a German prison; cump is usually composed of, for breakfast, acorn coftoe, with nollh-or milk nor sugar, and bhuik bread, which tastes a^ If made of potato peollngs and usiially of bad potatoes at that. Then for dinner a tiny square oi: meat, usually horse flesh nnd not, as the  sergeant said, from u young juicy horse, but from one that had died of old ago. Supper usually consisted ,oC sour soup nnd most o( t�a men sweuv that the country aroiiiid the prison has been searched for dogfs and it Is from thoir bones that- the soup Is' made. One man Bctudlly fotfnd a dog's paw In his soup one day. Imagine then the gratitude when a parcel of eatables arrives- and any that are sent always arrive- the joy of eating food that Is nourishing and also appetizing! It is for those poor half starved men, who are doing their duty for our King and country just as much as the aohlior in the irenchoa, that the. appeal goes forth. The general custom Is to start a prisoners of war tiuid and with tho money received, parcels of food and comforts are sent to tho men in the prison camps regularly. In aome cases men who have many relatives and friends get several parcels a week, but they aro common property, and are always shared with the roolplant's less fortunate comrades; there Is a great fraternal spirit amongst the prisoners. Tho lecturer awoke pity In tho hearts of his andlencn when ho told of the long line of men waiting each day at tho prison post olllco hoping against hope that their name will be on (bo list of the lucky roelplonts of parcels. Sergt. Wells, who was oonlluad ' in Ohrdruf prison camp for four months was able to bo OKChanged only after acting ns a lunatjo; otlloers and non- (CONTLNITKD ON VAQV of Councillor MlUoy of Porty-Mlle, i � died suddenly Tuesday evening, ap parently f''om poisoning. That the 31st battalion, of which Lethbridge supplied a full company, has been through some hot fighting at the front is evidenced by the fact that- three out of ten men who returned to Calgary on Wednesday morning were 3lBt boys who had been wounded. Ptc. J. S. Murray of Lethbridge was one of the men. In Deceiriber he was blown up by a shell at the front, and his heart' shifted. He is now troubled with heart disease. Pte. Murray enlisted here in November 1014 and left on Nov. Iflth for Calgary with 100 other local boys to join the battalion which left last sum-mer for the front. Pte. Murray will be conllned to Ogden convalescent home for some time before returning to Lethbridge. Paris, April 6.-The war office announced this afternoon the capture by the French of a large portion of the position north of Avoncourt, known as the Bois Carre or "square woods." This ground was captured in course of ifighting which went on all of yesterday afternoon and last night in the Verdun region, west of the IVIeuse, on the Avon-court-Bethlncourt line. At one point along the Avoncourt-Bethin-court line the Germans succeeded in penetrating French positions. Two attacks were made by German troops against the French positions north/' of Cail-lette woods, but they were without result. Huns Stof-m Village' Berlin, via London, April �.-Gorman troops have stormed the village of Hancourt on the .Woncourt-Bothln-court fronts, northwest of Verdun, the war office announced today. Sir Sam Has Ottawa, April C.-It Is stated thai J. S. Kwart, K.C., of Ottawa; Kugone l.afleur, K.C. of Montreal, and Wair lace Nesbltt, K.C. of Toronto, will he counsel for Sir Sam Hughes, at the inquiry before the royal commission into the Kyte fuse charges. Although it has not been o(Jlclnlly announced it is learned that a cable dispatch had been received from the minister of militia retaining the three gentlemen named to represent lilm at the investigation. - . . , AGITATION IS [SPREAD IN TURKEY Famine in Asia Minor-Revoltsi Are Being Quelled With Much BloodsheiL m A. .1. Mercer and C. Ostlund Of School Staif, Enlist Alagvalh, April n-The big rocruiting campaign goes on apaco. Yesterday four .more wore signed up, Messrs. C. Ostlund and A. J. Mercer of tho local school staff both joined the colors. Hoy Harris and John Bridge also attached thoir' signatures. The week's recruiting work will close with a grand patriotic ball Friday night in the Assembly hall. GOVT. RAILWAYS HOLDING UP GRO L C. R. Cannot Take Care of C. P.R. Delivery-Embargo' on Now Itoine, April U.-Peace agltatlcSn Is widespread In 1'urkey. Agitations are being secretly encouraged by tho Ulemas although these religious lead-ers are denouncing It In the mosques. The arrest of the president of the chamber caused a very unfavorable impression. Famine In Asia Minor is severely felt. Revolts resulting from' lack of food are suppressed with bloodshed. ^ ' Claim That It Will Cripple Industry For Long Time To Come Montreal, April 5.-'I'hn Canadian Paclf(c railway has placed a temporary embargo on loaded cars for delivery to the Intercolonial portion of the Canadian government railways on account of the failure of tho government road to take loads which tlio C. P..^.,:id IjoldiOg and has held in some ciisos for six weeks, resulting In congestion which Is seriously hampering movement of trallic through C. P. U. terminals. It is understood that six hundred such cars arc lying idle wailing acceptance by tho Canadian government railways. London, .\pril G.-Motoiists are greatly perturbed over Chancellor of E.xclioquer iMcKenna's new ta.'ies on automobiles which, atcording to Irode circles, not only will kill pleasure riding but go a long way toward crip-pliiiK the industry for a long time (o come. Tho new scale doubles the lax on cars of 1(1 horsepower or under and trebles the tax on cars' of over III horse power. Tho new tax will hit American curs more than British cars. D FARMERS HAVE BIG CROP Some Work Already Done-No Scarcity of Labor 5 �THE WAGES OF SIN > ? ? � ? > ? ? ? : ? ? > ? ; : : ? ? ? : ,^ ? ? ? : ? ? ? ? ? � Chicago, April �.-Mrs. Anna Godfrey, 40 years old, liad no pockets and she felt that she had to have a drink. Consequently she carried a flask In her right stocking. While walking along a west side street today she tell and the llaak was broken, cutting an artery in her log. She bled to death before help reached her. ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? : : : : ? ? MARKETS May wheat............... ,. 1163/4 July wheat ........,'...... .. 1171/2 May oats ................. .. 43% my flax ................. .. 187 WEATHER mild. 68 36 LLEO BY mi BANDITS Laredo, Texas, April 6-Fifty persons, Including women and children, were murdered by bandits between Torreon and Zaca-t&cns, March 2Bth, when the marauders wrecked a train on which they were riding, according to word brought here today by passengers. .;� �;. >(>> ^ > 4^ >:� > <. WILL SEIZE COCOA AND TEA Copenhagen, via London, April 6.-Tho Cologne Gazette, tt copy of which has been received hero, says it expects the German government to apply the tioHot system and sel'iie all stocks of cocoa, tea and coffee......... C. � � <^ � .;. <. .;. .;. .;. ED CHER CREEK Itaymoiul, April ?..-Farmers are on their land and have been for about n week, although work could scarce-'ly bo said to lie general. Raymond i will plant' one of the biggest crops in her history this spiking. Much depends on the season. It the spring opens up favorable, the crop will bu almost as large as last year. Otherwiso there will be a falling off of from fifteen to twenty per cent. There will bo a large acreage sown on stubble, as the absence of summer fallow is widely noticeable all over the south. The land will not reach the prima shape" of 1915 when the bulk bC the seed was sown In soil prepared almost perfectly. And the addecl' cultivation undoubtedly paid. The labor problem is not at all serious In this district.. With the importation of the Doukabor colony by Kay Knight and tho return of the aol-I'lnche.r CreoK.April.f'-Farm work  diers, Raymond will get along ulcoly, in this district has boon somewhat retarded by the groat amount of moisture in the ground and while seeding win not bo general for about ton days still a few to tho north and west have been able to make considerable headway. Tho land lying in the Bouthern part of tho district Is a'till quito wot. W. R. Bobbin stortod. seeding his spring wheat today, and Mr. Lynch Staunton seeded 10 acres last week, Ground Is Slill Very Wet, But Some Crop Already In VER BRITISH FIELD MARSHALL DEAD London, April li,-Field Marshal Sir Charles Henry Brownlow the oldest of the British field marshals, died yesterday at Warfield Hall, Bracknell, Berks. Sir Charles Brownlow was born in 1831 and took part In many/campaigns In India and China. He was aide do campe to Queen Vict9rla 1868-81.'. He was appointed a field, marshal in 1908. BRITISHER' SUNK London, April 8.-The Britlsl} steamer Zeat, of 3^90 tons, has been sunk. Hor captain and part oj" her crow were landed. _ ,\. ; j , . .C ACCIOENTAL ' DEATHATCOALHURST Coalhurst, April G.-A verdict of accidental death was returned yesterday afternoon by the jury summoned by Coroner Humphries to investigate the death of the minor, Ernest Mai-lett, who was jammed between soma cars and limbers In the mine Monday: and died from'his injuries Tuesday. At the inquest Inspector Shaw, ot the hilnes department, acted In Ills offlclal capacity, while the tmlon was represented by 'Vice-President Bates :. ot District 18. Tho deceased was a prominent member of the union. ,Ho leaVes a mother, two sister? and ft' brother. The funeral wlU take'pluoe �: fronv Fettorly'a. parlors, l/ethbrlflge, Friday afternooii at 2.80, Rev, MiU'^i.i rell-WrlgUt offlolating, Interment yiill)'-take pVaoo in the public oemelery, 304568 309788 97 54 ;