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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME IJC. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FUIDAV. APRIL 7, NUMBER 100 H DEFEA 1 H COUNTER A (;ave ve expludcil a mliif In the roKion of Vaufiuois. 'To tlie west of tlie MeuBi; Uie Germans continued to hombard persls-inntly tlie BRtliiiicourt Kalient, and the villages of Kstie.s and .MontzvlUe. "To the east of the MeiiHP. Cole Uu I'oivre was suijjected (iurliiK tlie iiiterprnlatlon i)ut Ind.Ty on an interview, in wiilcli tlio colonel tlelinod jiisl I what kind of a program the national ! RcpMblicaii convention sliouid iidoiJt ' if II wants him. .;. ,j. EXPROPRIATE TEA AND COFFEE I'.crlin. via London. April 7. -'The Kovc'rnmcnt today '�x-liroiirjatnd coffee and tea and ajipolutcd a committee to regulate their disti ibution. VE i.\o Clue Yet To Porpotiatoi's of I Heinous Crime In Home Near Saskatoon Ue AFTER S PDAD u 4Jnderhand Plans for the Overthrow of Coalition Govt, are Defeated Latest photo of ICdna -May (Airs. Oscar Lewishon) and is a charming study of the former "fielle of New York," showing her as enchanting as ever. Jliss May starred in the Vllagraph photoplay "Sahallon .loan" and received $100,noo for her share in the production. Miss '.May donated the entire amount to the .American Red Cross Society. ____:___________________________________ -^' R CAUSE TROUBLE Spread Report of Britisjh Ultimatum to Holland Tljo Hague, via London, .\pril 7.- The Hritish government has asked the Dutch government to call the news, paper Avondpost to account for spreading a false report of a British ultimatum to Holland, thus sowing danger and distrust between friendly nations. The newspaper Uandelsblad claims to know that the Avoiidpoat report was inspired by tlie German consulate I at .Amsterdam. The German consul .�excuses himself, saying that he "liad 1 heard it from the Hague." AS PURCHASE ARM LANDS TABER'S FIRE LL WIIH lYPHOlO Former Lethbridge Fire Captain Very Low-Funeral of Miner KELLY CASE IS BEING ARGUED IN WASHINGTON Washington. April (i.-Arguments liegan today in the supreme couW. in the noted case of Thomas Kelly, who is lighting exlradiUon to Canada, to answer to charges of oblaining $1,250.-000 of public funds by false pretences in the construction of the Manitoba pnrliamoiil buildings at Winnipeg, Oral .arguments were heard on Kelly's appeal from the action of the United States district court in Northern Illinois, which refused to release him from custody of ofllcera who were about to take him to Canada. ? .> ? AUSTRALIAN WHEAT > FOR THE ALLIES London, April 6.-A J] el-bourne dispatch to Reuters states that 150,000 tons of Australian wheat has been sold to the entente allies, principally to Italy, for April. May and .runo--ahipmGiit. ? : ? : : ., April 7-After wrenching liimselt loose from tlie deputy sheriff, escaping unscathed from a fusilade of shots, and barricading himself In a granary near W'illiston, and threatening to kill anyone who approached, .lames Leonard Betchler, alias James Onid. 2;', years old, fugitive from Canada, on Thursday.was a prisoner of the federal government in a cell in Cass county jail. Belch-i Icr awaits his extradition hearing set j for April lulli. With his arrest ends a systematic search carried on by the Canadian mounted police since Feb. llith last. According to information obtained al the federal building, Hetcliltiv- Is wanted by tlie Dominion authorilies on a charge of grand larceny. It is .illeged that he Is a grain absconder. A warrant for his arrest was sworn to by the Canadian government ixgent at Chicago. He is said to have operated in tile uiovince of Saskatchewan. Word readied the slierlff's department of Williams county the first of the week that Betchler was working in the railroad yards at Minneapolis as a car repairer, and that he was going under tlie name ot James Onid. Deputy Sheriff Axelstone, of WilUs-ton, placed Kelcheier under arrest. Tlie prisoner wrenched himself from the deputy, who fired a number ot shots, none of which look effect. Betclieler barricaded himself In a granary near W'illiston and, armed with a shotgun, threatened to kill anyone who approached him. Officers arranged a trap and the fugitive was again placed under arrest. London, April C-Premier AsquItU ;irrived in London In the early hours ot yesterday morning from his trip to France and Italy, Prior to Mr. As-quith's return doubto and fears wnra paramount among politicians as to his abil'ly to checkmate the moves which have been made to undermine his leadership. Th�i Westminster Gnzetto said: 'Mr. Asqultli will -Ind that in his absence a little group of people who pursue him with unsleeping hoBtillty have prepared what they iraagina to be a fatal trap tor hlni. Tho married men's agitation ia to have its cli-iniax In parliaraeii,t one day next veeic �when, according to their calculation, either Mt". Asquith or .Bonar Law will be driven to resign, and in either case the coalition will be broken up. "Mr. Asquith has said he will not carry the military service act beyond tiie single men. Mr. Bonar Lavr has said he will not remain in the government if the Unionist party votes against him. It only remains, there-tore to obtain the vote ot the Unionist; party in favor ot compulsion tor married men to require Mr. Bonar Law to resign or the prime minister to go back on his word, and either course, it is agreed, must be fatal." Mr. Asquith appeared in the house yesterday afternoon and received a royal reception. He knocked the bottom out of the conspiracy by declaring the government was not going to be rushed into a premature decision on the recruiting problem and the position ot the unattested married men. He Intimated plainly that he was not going to allow himself to bo hustled by either "Jingo" groups in the Commons or by newspaper campaign out-" aide "the house. Tho government's poBltioii was strengthened by the debate which followed on the payment of M. P's salaries. Henry Duke, eloquent K. C. followed with ti vehement onslaught^bn "tho intriguers and cabals undergt'ounil plotting secret manoeuvres." After that the Chronicle's parliamentary correspondent says, nothing mattered. The conspirators were scattered In contusion, the battle was won. Asquith has returned: he saw and conquered. MPORTAHTIE 00 HELD UP TRAIN PASSENGERS aiuskogee, Okla.. April 5.-Two masked men held up and robbed tho passengers in the smoking car of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific passenger train No. 41 as the train was leaving Howe. Okla., tonight and after obtaining about $115 and lour watcli,(>s commanded the ironduclor to slup tho train to allow them to escape. Posses were- formed at Howe and Rod Oak to pursue the robbers. Will Discuss Farm Labor Problems and Grain Embargo An important general meeting of the Board ot Trade will bo held this evening in tho hoard rooms after tho home guard drill. The president will take the chair at nine o'clock. Among matters to lio discussed will be the diversion of farmers' i;rain from Lethbridge to Calgary, the nuiltcr ot labor for the farms and mines, and the ap-poiutmen,! ot now moiubei'i^ to the council to take the place ot tnembers resigned, ^ I.RA ALLEN AS Agreed to Move 60 Cars a Day, But Move Only Seven GEO. P. SMITH TURNS TABLES ON TORIES IN MATTER OF PATRONAGE C. N, R. WILL HAVE DAILY B. C, SERVICE Vancouver, April (i.-W. H. McLood, general manager of tho Canadian Northern railway, left yesterday for Winnipeg, Ije announced that ou Juno 1 a dally service would be operated over tho company's lino in British Colum-' bin. During March more than 1,000 cars ot lumber wore moved oast over his lino to pralrlo cities and this traffic is now growing rapidly. JUSTICE IRVING ILL Vancouver, April-CWusttoe Irving of tim llrltlsh Columbia court ot appeal, and son of Ihe.ltitc Sir Aeinilius Irving ot Toronto, 1b lying yeiy 111 at hlB home In,VIctot'lti.and UIb nicovery Is not expected. Kdmonlon, .\prll C.-Tho sitting ot the legislature today for the most part was a"^)ke. it was iniule bo by the opposition and the members spent an hilarious tlmo. It seems the opposition wore sore or as one of tholr members ' put it "boiling" over the Premier having aut-gonoralod them so i badly on Tuosday, when their policy ' motions were discussed. Mr. Sitton moved aniendmcnls which disconcerted and put the opposition all to the bad ami as an act of reviuige It was decided to move several amendments ! to tho Kwiiig civil service reform motion and keep the house dividing. This led to a vaudeville performance and the house was constantly in roars of laughter. The feature ot tho debating was a speech by George P. Smith, ot Camrose, who exposed the hollow mockery ot opposition contentioiiB and made the most ardent service rofoi-m-or of the lot,. R. E. Campbell, look decidedly sick. Mr. Smith read a letter sent to Ottawa by Mr. Camp-hell 111 which he described himrtelt as "organizer tor the "iiarty In Soiithern Alberta" and pleaded with the post, master-general to chop oif tho oifloiiil lieud Qt the jpostmastor ui Nantou to help the party out in the federal elections. Talcing It as a whole, 11 was a great day, ogpocially for the Liberals. R. B. Campbell's motion censuring the minister ot railways on an aliega-tioii that unfair wages were iwid on the A. & G. W. railway was then uii. He asserted that laborers were paid fittoen. cents an hour and charged $5 tor board. The men, lie said, utter buying supplies from tho company's stores, came out after months ot hard work, with Utile or nothing. Mr. Campbell also asserted thai sub-contractors were not given fair play. Mr.'Slttoii, replying, said tlio clause in tho statute regarding wages Is por-toctly clear. No matter how Ignorant MARKETS IVIay wheat ............... .. 115% July wheat............... . 116% May oats ................. , 131/4 May .flax................ .. 186% WEATHER High .................. Low.................. Fprecast: Fair and mild. 68 18 a man may be, ho knows the iliffor-once between stullon work and day labor. Ho had had considerable experience with such questions and no one had more sympathy with such toilers than ho. Only oiue had any complaint boon made lo tho department. In the fall of 1014 when idle men wero numerous, the railway coiu-panlou with tho request of the city council labor bureau, and tho govarn-moiit, employed large numbor.i which helped out considerably. Tlio com-iilaliianls wero men employed and after arbitration, Ihey were satisfied. Mr. Slftou said any time a complaint v;aH made he would see Hint tho matter Is promptly Investigated. Mr. Mlchenor said It was likely the men with a grievance did not know they had recourse to the minister ot railways. He thought howQver, that Mr. Slftou should have ascertained whether the men were paid a living wage or noL Mr. Ewins, Edmonton and IMr. Kem-mls, PrincUor Greek, spoke briefly, and Mr. Campbell closed the debate and the motion was lo^t 12 to 24. (Cox'j'iNUisu on Pace G). .Montreal, April li.T-In reference to the C. P. R.'s embargo against the Canadian government railways, an oniclal of the C. P. R. stated today: "Only eight cai's were withdrawn from the accumulation of the Canadian govornnienl railway cars In the C. P. H. al Ste. Rosalie Junction on .\pril 5th, the average for the past four days being seven and a halt cars, in spite of the fact that, on March 25th, Mr. Gutellus agreed with the C. P. It. to take sixty cars a day from tliot Junction. In order to help the Canadian government railways th6 0. I', li. recently loaned twelve locomotives, but tho situation so far from being relieved, has become , so grave that the C. P. 11. Is considering the possibility of still further tightening the oxlstliig embargo on loaded cars at both Rosalie and St. John, and.refusing all perlshablo freight to I. C. R. points. Tho position today is that tho 0. P. n. has 621 cars of which it wishes Hie Canadian government railways to accoiil delivery," CONSTRUCTION OF PEACE RIVER LINE TO START SOON Wiiiiilpog, April (),-Tho construction of the Hudson Bay, Peace River, and Pacific railway, running from Winnipeg along the east shore of Lake ^VlnnIpeB, and thence into the liorth country, la to commence as soon as tho ground thaws out. Announcement to this effect was made yesterday. Financial alfuirs are in tho hands ot a New York syndVcate, with backing of $200,000,000, James J. Hill Interests are connected with the enterprise. LABOR TROUBLE THREATENED Quebec, April 5;-Labor troubles are brewing anew at Thettord Mines. Yesterday some 100 members of the Catholic Union formed after the re^ cent troubles, quit work at the Beti-nott-Marttn mines, claiming they wero not treated with Justice, NEWO.S. OIRGIBLE All Ready For Manoeuvres, Valuable Air Ship Sails Away of Its Own Accord Pensacola, Fla., April 7.-The new dirigible airship recently brought to the aviation station, here for experimental use In connection, with, the aerial and water manoeuvres by tho navy, broke away from Us moorings in the high wind today and, rising rapidly, soon was lost to view. No one was aboard,- but the dirigible was fully Inllated and naval ofllcers said there was nothing to prevent it remaining aloft for many hours. The airship is said lo be worth between $50,000 and $60,000, and is practically new. SETCLOCISSAHEAO OORINGE Berlin, via wireless to SayvlUe, N. Y., April 7.-The German federal council has passed a measure providing tiint ou -A'lay Ist all clocks shall be set ahead one hour. The measure was proposed for the hygienic and economic reasons as lengthening the working time duHng daylight and decreasing tho necessity tor artificial light. -s- PRESIDENT DINES WITH SCOTT Washington, April 5. - President Wilson broke a precedent tonight by going to- Fort Myer, Va., tor dinner^ with Major General Hugh, L. Scott, chief o� staff ot the army. It is customary tor the president to accept dinner invitations only from membera oC his cabinet. GOES DOWN AT SEA London, April 7.-One of the Zeppelins wliioh took part in the raid Wednesday night, aoo^rdljig v to tUe Times, received a vital hit from the antl-alroratt artillery, and Is believed to'hitve gone down at sea, 5568 D8D 0 7127 23 3392150? ;