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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta . TH E ? L E TkB It i D G E � D A IL T HE R At 11^ Xctbbclbijc "fcevalb aetbbi'tt>flc, Hlbevta DAILY AND WEEKUY ; Subtcrlptlen Ratec Dally, deUvbred, per week lOo DaUy, deilvw-ed.pep year ......�B.O0 DaUy, by mall, per year SVeekly, by mall, per year......SV.OO Business Editorial .TELEPHONES Of�lc� ............... 1252 Office ............... 122^ W. A. Buchanan Managing Director John Torrance Business MsDaser Your King and Country-Need You Right Now ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Gradually the French troops, who have proved the ninguiliceui stone �wall against the German battering fkm at Verdun, are beginning to take the offensive in this vicinity. Daily reports are commejioing to carry stories of French gains rather than Ger-niaa repulses. Since their last great offensive at Verdun collapsed, little in the offensive line has been done by the Germans, and the French 'are slowly but persistently retaking lost , ground and gaining new positlofis from the exhausted Huns. The Germans are conSning. their .ictivity Ch.efly to artillery bombardments. From the war fronts yesterday attention was turned to the plots of malcontents in the British House of Commons to overthrow the coalition government but Premier Asquith, returning from Italy, made a rallying speech in the house, and his enemies were completely routed. taking of evidence. It cam compel the witness to testify or can itnprison him if he refuses to answjBr the questions addressed to blm. ^here Is no excuse for declining to tell the whole truth before a committee of the house. The statute under which a royal commission proceeds lays down a differ^ ent principle. wlti^esses may be compelled to attend, it the royal commission, which has no executive olllcials, can find tUeni, they can escape the necesslt)- of teatlfylng. The law says: "No.party or witness shall bo compelled to answer any question by his answer to which he mlglit render himself liable to a criminal prosecution." We do not believe that this solution of the question will suit the people of Canada. What is ncetled Is a [nil. free, and thorough Inquiry, from which the entire truth can be gathered, and as a result of which the offenders in this culminating crime will be adequately punished. Such an inquirj-is not given. ' SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1910 A POPULAR TOORE COLLAR TOOKE BROS, LIMITED MONTREAL lEIilGE liEF : mmm (CoxTiNUEu: ynoM Eront Page) Donald Fraser, senior, one of Xew J3runswick'3 most pron^lnent lumbermen, died at Frederlcton. Jame.s B. Augell, preside^it emeritus of the university of Michigan, died at Ann Arbor on Saturday. He had been critically ill for more than a week. Customs returns at several ports show large gains for the month of March and the fiscal year. There are great possibilities in the �dye industry, according to Prof. Bos-well, who addressed the Royal Canadian Institute, at Toronto. Mr. Edward G. E. Folkes. 420 Indian Road, manager for Home Smith. & Co., was � drowned in the Humber river, Toronto, from a canoe while assisting linemen to install a telephone system. The ice in the \STiite sea is beginning to melt A Copenhagen despatch to the Exchange Telegraph company at London says it is expected maritime traffic at Archangel will be reopened by the middle of April. Major Devine D.S.O., Winnipeg. Royal Medical Service Corps, was mar-many became so-solicltous about "op- iried at London, Eng., to Mary Hilda, �' daughter of the late Henry Miles, a noted Liverpool trader, whose widow GERMAN SYMPATHY-CROCODILE TEARS Von Bethmann-Hollweg, German chancellor, talked in the Reichstag the other day about a "new Belgium," making much of the necessity of assuring for the "long oppressed Flemish Inhabitants an opportunity for development on the basis of their Netherlandish language and characteristics." One wonders when Ger- pression" in Belgium, and how far his remarlifl;,.jWerR^jmeaht as soothing syruy;fof[tbej:HQ|land Dutch. OIL^tbRI.LLlNQ' OPERAVioi^S MEAN MUCH The/Herald ' .would hate to see a reijreUtioii^pf the boom which.attended the^brlnglngln of a smalHweU in the-Calgajy'fleld repeated in this district. But'when one sees the enormous project being Hindertaken by London capitalists in the field to the south, one (eels :that there �n-ill be something accomplished without fear that the Calgary boom will be repeated here. Prom what we can gather the efforts being made to locate oil south of Cardston are legitimate in every way, and Southern Alberta, we are^ sure, welcomes the men who are going about their undertaking In such a businesslike way. Efforts such as that we refer to are needed to develop the natural resources of this �Tirovince, and we cannot do too much to encourage them. ^COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE-WHICH? There are many of both shades of .politics who are prone to blame Sir Wilfrid Laurler for-^his insistent efforts to have a parliamentary committee .-probe the Kyte charges instead of . the royal commission as agreed upon ;by Premier Borden. The following -from the Toronto Globe may throw Bome light on the question: An eminent authority on the respective merits of a royal commission . .and a committee of the house in prob-; r-''Ing charges of wrongdoing in public 47*'^ puts thc case thus: 4. The reference of the scandal to a ^ royal commission of. two judges to '^^nqulre and report upon the facts will ^!j)0SBlbly strike everybody at first (.blush as eminently fair. An observnr "who has not closely Inquired into the ..^meaning of this solution or who has AOt compared it with the Investiga-'Siion by parliamentary commltteB will �j|)e apt to conclude offhand that noth-' Ving could be better. One considera-� .tjpn which the proposition involves, . 'Vliowover, Is the question of the pro-�^prlftty of transferring the power to V -Ideal with a subject arising within par-;:yiament during a session to another V-.tribunal, i The first condition Is the fact that ^hlle a parliamentary committee has iree scope and can follow a chain of .('rievldence or a new suggestlou to a 'ifijpBlcaV end, a royal commission Is re-''[^trloted "by law \o the Instructions 4')'; '4**^^'^ appoint it. liSjiHere 1b another fact which arises In--'"'v^^'i^onDeotlou With the law relating to ''5^*|?*i|v(denoe before royal coraralsBlon., /''YcjK.j^arttftmfentary commltteo has abso. X '' }�9''fStftyw^5�'*ln"'tb�- wattep'of the' lives at Southport. These honorary degrees will be given at Queen's convocation: Doctor of divinity to Rev. J. K. MacNaughton, recently missionaiy to Turkey: doctor of laws to David ,H. Brown, chief metallurgist of the International Nickel company. The annual convention of the Canadian Order of Foresters which was to have been held at Owen Sound and arrangements for which had to be cancelled on account of lack of hotel accommodation, will be held In London, commencing June 20. Rodman Wanamaker has formed a corporation to engage in transatlantic aerial navigatioft. The aeroplane which will make the first attempt to cross the Atlantic this summer will be a huge triplane. As far as is known it will be the only machine of its type in existence. Five children were t)urned to death in a fire which destroyed the home of Patrick Marion In-Scranton, Pa. The children ranged from thirteen months to ten years of age. The mother was seriously Injured-in leaping from a window with the burned body of the infant in her arms, and her husband and a boarder were also hurt. Several thousand dollars was claimed by the city of Winnipeg from the Electric Railway company (or alleged harm done to the city's water service by electrolysis, in an action started three or four years ago. The ca.se is still In abeyance, after being taken from the lower courts to the court .of appeal. Tho militia department has decided to adopt tlie , recommendation of the Royal Military college board of visitors and replace the rather obsolete cadet uniform with that used In other military, colleges of the empire. Th , old pill box cap will be seen no more being replaced by the officer's forage cap. Dr. Pierre Rous director of the Pasteur Institute, announced to the Academy of Sciences, the discovery of a serum for the treatment and prevention of eruptive typhus, for wlileh no specific had existed. The discovery is a result of the researches of Dr. Nickole, director of the Tunis branch of the" Pasteur institute. NIneteer casoB treated with tho serum have all showed marked improvement. COLtARspring ClMH.>i�te�ftCi.l�cJliliinitilMl>l.ll��lfi�Ji First Legitimate Effort In company with Mr. Lings, .Mr. W. B. MItford, the-man "who �^las. instrumental In int^restln'g London capital in the possibllltlea of the field; R. E. Mc.-Vrtliur, who was one of the moving spirits in Ipoating-the field, and others, the Herald" representative had the 1)Ieasure of visiting the locality yesterday aud d( ,' weighed on his mind, as hp lay on the �lck-bod. Ho leaves a widow, five sons, Wilfred and �Ed\vari), who both live In Tuber, Jack, a moinber of tho 31st Battalion C.E.F,, Jitu, who loft for France some time agp wUti a draft of the 56tK Baltarioh','and Bramloy, who is attached lo.thq Con-adlan Army Postal c^iriis at'-Calgtvry;' also throe daughlera, Mrs. .B. Ilpvyn, wKe o( Coundlior Edward Brp^wn and/ two younger,oaas, -� \\ Ho was a promineljt ;piomb�r o( the'.l miners' uiiloii^sjlia^JjieyillVefl (gji'oinoo> o( president o( the local (or �om'o_ years, u town councillor, a-M'ethodlHt'ij in rellii'lon and a Llberallu-poUHcs, v Captain Dr. G. W. Loeeli,.aiid LlouV C. M, Scad dan .o(Mi�.�llUee-UViS"i|V, town today en route to Purpio.SprlugH 08 16 combat thla post should write at'once.to Ottawa and secure this ox-qejleiit; treatise which has boon writ-Iqp -M'"' TI. 'Strickland, goverji-men| etyniologlst, and' who has booji pt^itlbnod In Southern Alhortu since IJIDS,' OHp.eclaily to study the liabitH qf this^mbth. � ^jr. A. M/ Petertton,'H.Av, barrlstor, of CbbouVb', died unexpocUidly, Better Old Pair of Lectcie's thani a V $[ew Pair of Any Oih^r Skpes Our boya'at tho front demand LECKIE boota for comfort .an^l wepr. '.The most populariboot in tho army, No Oliver shoe made can compflvo with a l.KCli)K. , tn comfort and wearing ablUt;^ It stands o\it pre-eminently as (he moat Bittis^actory Hhoe on'-the market--barring: none! , . Hundreds q( letters havo boon rocolvod fronr our boyB ,"at the (liout 13NDOH81NO this Western Canadian uiado boot a.s jr(:>'ST^CO''j\IFOP-TABLB ar)d SBJ^ylPSAPLlO. 'i''.- >. Nd-.iporo BQvero test for DilRAUlLITY can bo InHV^liied Uinii H'l^'' of'iour boys in the trencheH. , , LISCKIB) SHOIOS are made of honost, aul)stni|(|al leather;- by Bklllod, o)iport workniBii, QUALITY is the watcbword in ovjiry. deparlnient of 'West-am Canada's largest shoo inanufucturlng Industry. j';' TUey nre the IDEAL shoes (or ovory man or boy who domiuids VALDJil, aii:uvicij3,a,ua;C0MF0KT. ^ i, �'. ^'�^'f'iA'.'X''y � / �>>:.-^ '�f-'-'i ���soLDJAT.LEADlMG Srt&E/'STOR^S;^'''''^''*:?^ 9035 79 ;