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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. .LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, APRIL 8. 1916 NUMBER 101 : : KIUTIE CONCERT ON SUNDAY EVENING Tim! band will rIvr a roiicKil Sunday evening in Uih AliiJoHtlc Uifiiitre, tlie doorH to open at 8.1'). A sllvoi' collcc-flon will 1)0 taken In aid or the band fund. Holland May Join U. S. in Protest Against Submarine Warfare (By M. Hoobert, proprietor of the Amsterdam Telegraaf) AniBlerdara, April 8.-Nine-lfinllis of tliB Dutch favor the allies. Thi; Dutch �peoplo are (isaentlally fialni, but tliey were excited for a day or two after the Hinking of the Tubantia. Gorman concentration on the Bel-;;ian frontier has not worried the Dutch nation, but any movement of German troops on the eastern frontier would bo taken serloualy. Britain would be unable to land troops In 3-Iolland without- Bayins. "Chooso between us and Germany." An Increase of the Dutch army has �been considered, but Germany intimated that such action taken lis untrlendiy. Holland has avoided a neutral alUanoe, but perhaps she will 'join the United States in protest against Germany's submarine campaign. She has been unable to take liny action In the oases of the Tubantia and Palembang until proof has been received that the vessels were torpedoed by Germans. 1 think the war will last for IS months longer. THE HA ;E ACT El Several Members Advocate An Extension of Term of Expiry of HaJl Policy Edmonton, April 7.-After the talk-tlvo sesBlon of Thursday, the leKlsla-turo on Friday settled dowi; to work In committee and considerable progress was made, although some of the bills wore tedious owing to tlielr technical nature and discussion being confined to lawyers. When the hail insurance act was under rerlew the farmers had their Innings and the voice of a .practical man like V. 8. I.efllngwell of Warner was heard with effect. The longest discussion took place �3 to the date a policy should expire, kSbpteniber 21st. Several wanted tho policy to cover a later period, the re-jily being that while that i's highly tie-sirable, there is the danger that the companies woiild Increase the premium to meet tho increased risk and make it a hardship to the farmers. lion. Charles Stewart, who is a farmer and did not leave It when ho received higher honors, said there was no danger after September 21 in �ny but small portions of the province, lie objected to having the rate Increased to 80 per cent, for llio sake of twenty, lie had no objection to having the risk carried for a year jt the farmers are protected from extortion. How could the legislature jn'ovent that? Mr. Smith, Camrose; Puffer, Lacombe; MIchenor, Red Deer; Stanley and others contended for a ]ongUiened period. Mr. Tweedie said he had communl- men liave tlie unaniinnus verdict ot their gooioglcal exports, who have worked in others of their producing npAda, that the territory in which drills are now pounding away, have most favorable Indications of oil. Tho syndicate has the money. Thai makes the necessary combination to prove the field. (CovnxuEU OX Page 4) .N'lw York. April 8.-A cabin-Ki-nm t(j tlm Sun from London vuyn: "('ai)taln .VTcNeill of-the i'anadiiin rncillo Ity. steainshlp .Manitoliii, committed suicide at I'lyniouth today." ? : ? : CALLS ON END BRUTA mm German Humanity Le.igue Issues Decree Denouncing Kaiser's Govt. SPLIT IN WILSON'S CABINET Washington, April S.-Considera-tlon of the policy lo be pursued In the event of a crisis on the relations of the t'nited States and Germany has split President Wilson'-s cabinet Into two factions-a war party and a peace parly. The war party, captained by Secretary of State ijansing, is urging the administration toward the severance of diplomatic relations witli Germany on the ground that Berlin has broken Its promise to respect the rights ot Americans aboard merchant vessels of belligerent nationality. The peace party, heade City ot Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Board of Trade, and figures and details as to mileages served yh Loth-hrldgc as a centre oC un area producing largo grain crops were submitted. U was understood that u convincing case has been made out tliat one u� the proposed elevators was necessary at Lethbrldgu and should bo built hero. Subsoquontly an interior olevttlov was orocted at Calgary, and It has been stated that the choice of that locution was made on the ground that grain moving' westwards would,, be oolfected and stored there prior to itifi movement west to Vancouver, Cq}\: sldoratlon was not apparently, glv^n to the fact that hardly tiny grain nipv-ing eastwards could find storage P)'0-erel government to tiieae facts, and do-fnot, thot elevator was not used dviV- (CoXTiNUlJl" OX I'auk G)'/'' Paris, April S.-Conference of the I entente allies for the discussion of ieconomia find commercial ciuesiions jwlll assemble in Paris on .\prll 'JO. It will be attended by many distinguished delegates, including a number of cabinet ministers from various countries. The conference will extend over four days. President Poincare will preside at the opening session. Premier Hushes, of Australia, who will be a delegate, is expected to take an advanced position for a Joint tariff system which will establish minimum rates among the allies and their- colonies, reasonable rates for neutrals, and a strong discrimination against all dealings with hostile countries. Other subjects to be taken up are: 1. An understanding concerning all legislation intended to regulate commercial relations among belligerents sucii as the execution of contracts, recovery of credits, sequestration of goods and subject of patents. 2. Precautionary measures to he taken against Invasion of allied countries by Oerman products after passage from the state of war to the state of peace. 3. Reparation of war damages. 4. Reduction ot postal, telegraphic and telephone rates among the allied countries. 5. Agreements relative to international transport of goods. G. Creation ot an. International patent office. 7. The commercial regime ot the colonies :ot the allied countries. �8. InternatloiittUzallon of laws concerning Jilock companies. 0, Measures Intended to reduce metallic circulation through International chamber of compensation and postal chock system. 10. Uniform principles to he inscribed Ih' laws relative to false designation ot merchandise. 11. Failures. 12. Legislation regarding loss and theft of bonds payable to bearer. RESOLUTION ON THE CIVLSERIEIS WELL RECEIVED Lethbridge Board's Action Commended-Meeting Deals With Other Matters ATTACK ON VERDUN Claim Capture of French Positions West of Meuse Fighting at St. Eloi is an Effort to Force Allies Into Big Offensive Winnipeg, .Man.. April S.-A special cablegram from London received iiere today says: "St. Eiol fighting fiercely continuing, marks the beglii-jiing of a serious effort of the Germans to force us into a big offensive beforii the eostnrn weather conditions permit, the allies to simultanoously attack, along all the fronts. "Reports of German plans for the in-vnslon ot England and the curious preliminary moves indicating the beginning of such an invasion were possibly only a big pretence to Induce England to keep largo bodies of troops concentrated along our coast instead ot In Flanders. "Tho situation on the western front; Is different. Germany must strike now wiih all available torco or expose herself to the risk ot being Irresistibly crushed on all sides when tlie Allies' spring plans are ready. "Germany's new move is an attempt, to anticipate our offensive. Ypres may again become the centre of tho world's attention." The civil service reform resolution passed by the Lethbridge Board of Trade two weeks ago, has caused considerable stir in the east as well as in the west, and nearly all comment is favorable. Sir Robert Borden, Sir '. Geo. Foster, Premier Slfton and others ! have acknowledged the receipt of the ! resolution. W. A. Buchanan, .M. P., has written that he is in accord and favorable comment'has been made in the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Globe. Hamilton Spectator, and Financial Post. Montreal and .Medicine Hat boards have endorsed tho resolution, other boards are considering it. This informatiop was givan to iho generkl meeting of tho board oC trade held last evening. Several matters were discussed. The Lethbridge live slock guarantors are in a very healthy state, according lo the statomenl which shows that tlio totaKaraount given out to date is ti49.(y4, while the total repaid is $2,-,�"11,0.76, outstanding Is $4,08?.28. Tho reserve fund is $302.10. F. Colpraan was appointed a meui-! bor ot the board council tor the high-I ways and bridges branch, in place ot i H. v.. McArthur, resigned. Paris, April 8.--The Germans re-newed their attack south ot Hancourt in tlie Verd�n regliJH' Ittsf niglit and gained a footing In two small flfeld works between Hancourt and Hill No. 2ST, the war otHce announced today. Capture Krencri Position Berlin, via London, April '8.-The war olTlcn announced today the capture ot P'Yench positions more than two kilometres wide In the Verdun region west of the Mouse. STUCK TO TRENCHES THOUG BADLy EREO- Pte. Murray Back From Front; Was Hit by Aerial Torpedo THREE MORE BRITISHERS London, April 8.-The loss of three more British 'ships was reported today by Lloyd's. The steamer Braunton and schooner Clyde of Wtiitstable were blown up. The crev? were saved. The ship Chantalla was sunk.' AUSTRIAN TRANSPORT SUNK Paris, April 8.-It was officially announced today that a French submarine has sunk an Austrian transport In the Adriatic. SHELL PASSENGER SHIP Marseilles, France, April 8.- The passenger ship Colbert was shelled witnout warning by a submarine in the Mediterranean, but being under full head of steam escaped her aggressor by superior speed, at the same time ' sending out wireless warnings of the submarine's presence to others in the vicinity. ..... Farming and Mining Labor Must be Conserved in Canada; . Board Considers the Problem GOES DOWN AT SEA London, April 7.-One ot tho Zeppelins which took part In the raid Wednesday night, according to tho Times; received a vital hit from tho antl-ttlrcratt artillery, and is believed to have gone down at sea. ~^ markets M�y Wheat................. 113^ July Wheat................. 114% May 0�ts................. 42% May Flux �................ . � ^''�'weaiiieF'^' High....................... 62 Low......................... 34 Forecjiit! Fair and mild. Gradually but surely, the sober-minded people ot Canada are awakening to the fact .that the slap-dash method of recruiting being followed Is draining, tho country of needed pru-ducers, and that some proper system of conservation ot needed labor is needed In the recruiting campaign of the future. All over tho country this feeling Is taking form in memorials to the govornniont advising the establishment of some system suoli as ' is In effect now In Britain, in order Itliut the men needed at homo bo not , taken and that those least neodod aro (recruited. This feeling has existed in Lethbridge tor some time, where the lack ot labor in the mines was very evident last winter during the severe coal shortage.' The feeling took very decided form at'd generaLmeeting of the Board ot "Trade/last night, when a strong memorial was passed summarizing; thb situation and urging the ' nocesgity, o("QpnBervlng the producing j labor, pointing out that Canada's duty (o the Kmpire in this hour ot crUis lay fully us much along tlie lines ot production ot food and fuel us along the rocruUlng linos. , , -Mining men present instanced tiie grave situation which existed oast ot Lethbridge on tho prairies the linst winter when many people- suffered terribly for want ot fuel, and tliose in touch with the situation as regards farm labor also spoko of this side of the question. The mining, men aro preparing for increased production to meet the proposal of prairie fuel doal-ura to stock up this summer and (all, and wish to bo guaranteed that labor will not be further depleted by recruiting. Tlie same also holds good BO Car as the farmers are eonpornod. One man told of several farmers who had left tho country because they could not enlist and because they felt tUey wore not doing the honorable thing If they did not. These farmers should 1)B given to. understand that they were Just as patriotic in Keeping the farm going as they would be In enlisting. (CoNTiNUEu os Paue (5), h'or twenty days after he had been knocked out by an aerial torpedo thai killed eight of Ills comrades In the trench beside him, Pte. .1. S. Alurray ot the ;Ust battalion, stuck to his job fighting against the effects of the shock in tlie hope that he would be allowed to remain with his pals. Pte. Murray returned to Lethbridge last night, coming here from Calgary, and in an interview this morning told tho Herald about the hard luck that has sent lilm home to recuperate. He will remain In Lethbridge for five or six days, and will then go to Macleod, where he will live with the parents of one ot his trench pals while recuperating. Pte. Murray plainly shows the effects of his four months in the trenches and is a long way from being well, but hopes that a few weeks' complete rest away from familiar faces and talk of tho war will bring' back his health". Alost ot his trouble is with his heart, but his voice Is also affected and he speaks with difficulty. No Chance to Fight According to the story told the Herald. Pte. JIurray went Into the trendies on Sept. IS with part ot the Slst as riilnforcenients. There they remained for four months without a clianco to got Into a real action, lii fact Pte. JIurray thinks ho has been cheated, in a way. "Wo never liad a chance to 'go over the top' all the time we were tliere," he said. "It was hard luck to have to stick close behind those parapets getting picked off one by one, but tvo gave liack better than we got, ^ think, so we'll have to be satisfied. T3ut It was hard work to sit and wait thougli wo had to obey orders. Of course wo knew all tho time tliat It would have been s.ulclde to charge, with, the ground between the trenches In the muddy condition It was, and with the Germans all ready with mines to spring on us If wo took a chance. Wo couldn't have moved fast enoufeh In the mud to get through, but the boys win be having some real fun now, I'U bet. Spring lias come in the trenches and there'll be something doing." It was on Nov. 25th that Private Murray got laid out. The German and Canadian trenches were about 30 yards apart and an aerial torpedo came along, killing eight men In the trench In which he was located. He : (CONTINtJKD ON PaOK 6) . Denies Hutis Sank Sussex Berlin April 8, via London, April 8,-The German government Is able to announce that no German submarine or warship was respon� Bible for the explosion which damaged the British steamer 8us8��: 472?02 0478 3911 35 9 92 78 ;