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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 11, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALT^ERTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 11. 191� NUMBER loa Shipping Interests Urging Action Against German Submarine Warfare The" llBguo, April II.-The iiUer-niUlonal sltmitlon here Is still oiiu of ortiinlty will be talcen to interpellate the government In the second clianiber and demand iniiniry. .Meanwhile the real danger is not from tlie outside, but from the inside. Dutch ahipplng interests, by far tlie most powerful in the country, are llioroughly arou.seU by the merchant marine loss, and are pressing the government to energetic measures. Home oi ('<�1, J. \V. Allison in Morri.slMirs* Commissioners Think that Local Units Shbuld not De'Rem0ved / Lnllibiidge and Medicine Hat anr �onsed over lne\ proposal of the Alil-i'.ia dei)arime;ii W luncentrnte all Ai- /edicine Hat 'I'lic residence of the absent war munitlonH middleman is one of the show places of Morrisburg. A brother oC Hon. Andrew Uroder formerly owned the hoiis''. BRiTisil m. m UP BYFLOOeSIN RY ATTACKS 0 N NE DEPT. AR A FAILURE Depended on Disgruntled Employee To Prove Wrong-Doing Not Existing bei'Lu units ai (Algary for sunimev training at SarcpVACamp. At the city council mectinf/th(f4 morning tlie coni-mlsslonOrs dec^uied \to send Messrs. Grace and i''reeinan\to Medicine Hal. this atternooi), to confer with the civic authorities yhore, an<\ a joint protest will be forwarded to Ottawa as a result. / \. . Ai'corrtlug to the senrJmenl displayed ;it th^meeting thisunorning, the comnilsstoners feel thaU, Lethbridgc and oth^r cities will not \be accorded j a stiua/o deal if all thoVsoldlers in I training are concentrated \ju ^^n'BU'y ! lt''}iilure to for Uil summer. This city lias ru- i ' cruitefl 120U men already fr&m witliln the c/ly and COO more from \he soutli have/ joined the army throvigh local I recruiting offices. This has liaturaily i been a lieavy drain on the elt.Y's poi)-iuiadon and busincHS, and if the 800 ' laiu now under arms here are kemov- ed 11 is thought it will not only\have i positions at Sannayyal will �J very depressing effect on busViess But v.-lll also affect recruiting. Llcino Hat is In a very similar vos The Latest (ieriiiaii Drive SLATIONYE Further Penetrate [Opposition in (Jomnions Turk Positions Has Come As a Di.';appointmcnt Willing to Rush Important Business Through London. .Aijril 11.-The failure of j Ottawa, April 1u.-The iiossibiiity British lrooi)s to iienetrate Turkisii i of prorogation of the bouse by Easter ome as i was discussed in the commons tonight IcT ^ " disappointment to the liritiali pub-1 just before adjournment. It was ^py. ' lie, wliich h^ad Imped, after the recent brought up by Hon. Robert Rogers, ition hence the decision to lake jcHut : victory at I'min K\ Henna, that sue- who said that tlie members on both action. \ j cess would speedily attend Hie opera-. sides were anxious to get away. He There is another phase of the yuev- i Uons for the relief of General Town- I asked if the opposition could not co-tion. The Mayor,'while in Ottawa lasV shend and his men besieged in Kul j operate with the government in facili-I winter, protested against this very ac\ El Amara. Tlie check to the British ; fating business. He announced that Hon and received the assurance tliat (.operations, according to an oflicial dis-1 General Sir Sam Hughes was e.xpected Letlibrldge would receive tho same Iv"*''''. was due to tloods which arc , to be in his seat Friday, and so would treatment in the matter of summer i'Vp'^'b' extending and seriously ham-| have an opportunity to make any ex-training camps as Kdmonton. It is i I'"/*"*^ I^ritish movements. The 1 planation lie desired to make, reported that Kdmonton is to be :''t'lieving force consists of two divis. In answer to a (luestion,.Mr. Rogers awarded two battalions at loasl for I'""S' "'"^ under Lieut. General Gor- said that ajiy railway legislation the summer, so Lethbridge believes ' in chief command of the left . which'-.would J)e proposed would be rho Kilties should be left liere. I hanl: of the Tigris, and the other ; announced aTiuost It is pointed out furllier tliat the Kdinonton,April 11.-The much advertised .lames Grierson, a disgruntled employee, appeared before the public accounts committee this morning to put tho telephone department on tho hummer, but when he was through tlie department was still intact. .Mr. Grierson is an apparently honest man, well advanced In years, who is tigur-Ing from a sense of grievance, and like all men with a groiich, he didn't do any damage. ^ .Mr. Grierson was formerly a llne-juan and foreman on C. P. R. telegraphs and when Mr. Gushing took over the Hell system for the province, -Mr. Stocks engagred .Mr. Grierson in lltOii as superintendent of rural an long distance lines. .Mr. (Jrierson filled the job until 1912 when M Hornier, the new deputy minister, reorganized tlie staff so as to meet the needs of the program laid down by .Mr. Sltton to build rural lines all over the province. -Mr. Manner appointed north and south superintendents, plant chiefs and other olHclals, and apparently Mr. Grierson thouglit his prerogatives were being suporcodod, and he, developed a strong attack of sulks. Mr. GHerson was appointed as tho superintendent, but ho didn't like -Mr. I'earce and ntiior olllclals being assigned work formerly done by him under tho limited service, and for two years practically drew salary witlioul a quid pro iiuo in tho form of duties performed. His salary stopped December 1014 -and since tiien Mr. Grierson has �been after Air. Harmer'a scalp, so he says. Vie told his story to S. S. Crawford, of Ed.inonton South, and that member la responsible for his appear- (CONTlNUEID ON BACK PAGE) 1 thtdr owni cou^rses. I V UU \\U l\LU l" Swells and Tastes the Same But Action Harmless I__ I�nrton, April 11.-Tho liiiuor control board has discovered a new nonalcoholic beer, the sale of wliicli will ho jiUBhed as far as possible in the Kn�UBli imhllo houses. "It sraolls like beer, It looks liko Ijeer, it tastes like beer; tlio only difference is In tl)o lieudaclio," says the Blalomont Issued by tlio board. In a lost case a workman drank 2U pint bottles without becoming Intoxi-oatea.. Tlie new drink will bo placed m tho disposal of imrllamcnt in the llouBO of Commons bar.. DEATH BY MISADVENTURE IiOndon, April 7.-A verdict of death by uilsadvoiiLiiro was roturnod at the Inquest today at Ilylho on Pto. Altrod MUldloton' Angus, of tho 47th Imttallou, who woa Uillud by tailing'down a flight of steps. hank of the Tigris, and tlu^ other | announced aTiuost Immediately. It ............_ under General Kcary. on the right ! would not be of such an important 113th Is not yet recruUnd up't'o'their I'ank. It is supposed there is another ! character tliat they would not be able strength that" the nmin reason for tlie division reserved, but of tliis nothing I to prorogue by a week from Tliurs- ....... I day. . ; The Liberals expressed no objection to Easter prorogation, but wanted a ' dear understanding as to any new , business, and jiartlcularly as to railway legislation. Hon. George P. Graham, who was leading the opiiosition at the time, expressed sonic surprise at the suggestion made by Mr. Rogers. He said that there was a motion on the order paper that there should be morning sessions, starting Wednesday. When tills was readied today the prime minister asked that the motion be allowed to stand. The house took this as a notice that they could not prorogate by Easter. -Mr. Graham expressed tlie opinion tliat Easter prorogation was very improbable. It was rumored, he said, lUg Sirceo cainp Is"to'^inTsi'rtho""units | l<"o^^-n- by giving them brigade drill. So 1 tar the Kilties, not being up to strength, have liad pany or battoHoii d having long finished There is therefore, plenty of work ahead to keep the 113th busy for the w-hole summer on work lliat can be done just as well hero as at Saicee. The city olficials. are anxious to retain all the soldiers in training hero for the summer, and will leave no stone unturned to accomplish their purpose. ESTE Wanted in Connection With the j Road Frauds iSEOlNTONHOUSEIS KELY TO FINISH SWEK Several Important Bills Ready For Asseiit-Discussion. On Soldiers' Moratorium Edmonton, April 10,-The legislature today settled down to wofk on committee, tlie lione being expressed by members on both sides that this will be tho closing week of tlie session. Tlie week starts with about forty hills In committee, but as many of thorn have been before the standing committees it will not take long to dispose of them. The supply bill, the drainage act, change of name act and the act respecting subdlvislona were given tholr third readings and are ready for royal assent. The tax on (heatres act was Introduced today. It 1b proposed to Impose a.tax of from oiio to 26 cents on each ndmlflBlon. Tho volunteer and reservlatB relief act wont throush committee with two amendments added by the premier, one to'prevent fraud by'soldiers und one to protect soldiers from fraud In tho management of their busiuoss svhilo away. The bill gave rise to a mullltudo of (lUBStlons as to probabilities of luird-Bliips, trouble-making and debt-evading, and the premier roidled that he was opposed to moratorium regulations of any kind, but introduced this bill because of lUo special circumstances and tho fact that Hie soldier's earning power was practically sus-ponded. He said no jiidgo or lawyer would liko such loglslntion. As to liability for rents tlie'premier said the bill does not protect from current or future liability. It pvotootH from liability up to tho time the man onllatB. There was a dlBcusBlon on tho ad-visublllty of o.xtonding tho hill bo as to Include soldlertt not resident in Alberta, but having property in tho province, Mr. Slftou �aid ho was not wedded to an^.-.'rpvhicipivl but would conform to the wlshOB of tlie U^use. (CoNaUNlJEO OW Paq^sU) I'pper map shows In detail the district west of the .Mouse. Arrow shows direction of recent German attack which imiiorlis Bethlncoiirt. Ixiwer map shows attack in Its relation to tho Uctliincourt salient. The thrust Is directed at Dead Alan's Hill, the coveted French positions. BRITISH REPULSE Severe Hand Grenade Attacks Made Against the German Positions Villa is Dead, ays Report Washington, April 11.-Unoffl-cial and unconfirmed reports that Villa Is dead reached the Carran-za embassy today and vyere given some degree of credence by 'officials there. The reports were represented 'as having come from Querataro, General Carrahza's provisional capital. Killed in Action Quareto, Mexico, April 11.-The war department announced today it had reasons to believe Francisco Villa had been killed In action and that searching parties had been sent out to find his body. Rfigina, April 10.-E. L. 11. Smith, tho missing bank manager, wlio dis-apiicared from this city on February . I'.ith at midnight, has been arrested, j that the Quehcc-Saguenay raii'wavex-Tho first oflicial news of ills wliere- j pected to get aid, that C. N. H. iegls-abouts was received at 7 o'clock to- j latlon had been proposed, and that night by Supt. .Mahony of the Sas katchewan provincial police department, in tlie following telegram: "15. L. !!, Smith, wanted by you, under arrest hero; will return without extradition papers. When will you call for him? (Signed) .1. J. O'Connor, chief of police, St. Paul, Minn." Detective Collison, of tlie provincial police force, left here tonight over the G. T. P. for St. Paul, and will return with Smith on Wednesday. STREET CAR STRIKE SETTLED Toledo, Ohio, April 10.-The Toledo street car s.trlke was ended Sunday. Cars were operated .Monday. The men were given an Increase in wages of three cents an hour but they will not be permitted to wear union buttons, and the open shop will prevail. G. T. P. legislation was coining. With such large measures in sight there waa hound to he considerable discussion, and the house should not attempt to rush them all tlirough before Eittster; In addition lie thought it would bo wise to wait until the minister of militia was In his seat, so that he could he given an opportunity to make a statoniont. WINTER UP NORTH WAS VERY COLD Ottawa, April 10.-Right Rev. Dr. J. R. Lucas, bishop of Mackenzie river, is in Ottawa, having just arrived from the fur north on a visit to see his two sons, who are privates In the Canadian artillery. The winter just passed the bishop said, had been the coldest up north for a great many years. Berlin, via London, April 11.-British troops made a strong liand grenade attack last night after intensified artillery preparation against German poBltions south of St. Elol near Ypres, but the attack was repulsed and the position is Ilrmly held by (jermans, according to an ofllciui statement Issued at anny li'eadnuarters today. Fighting on both sides of the river Aleuse at Verdun was in progress with great vigor throughout the whole of yesterday, the statement says. The number of unwounded prisoners taken In this sector was increased from 22 officers and 540 men to 3G olflcers and 1231 men. JUDGE READING DEAD Charlottefown, P. E. I., April 9.- nichard Reading, aged .Id, judge of probate, died here yesterday. He was admitted to the bar In 18G0, and was appointed Judge in 1SII2. CELEBRATED AUTHOR DEAD London, April 9.-Arthur Phillip Ward, author and editor of the Dublin Review, died today at Hampstead, aged 60 years. SEEDING WILL BE GENERAL IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA THIS WEEK Seeding throughout Southern Alberta will become general this week, according to reports from Herald correspondents at various points. Considerable seeding has already been done on Buinmor fallow. In some I'o-calitieij, but in other sections ' the ground is a little too wot as yot. Plowing is in'oceoding at a good rate. The Indication Is that generally speaklfig tho area In crop this year will be slightly less than last year. The following reports have been ro-colved: � BURDETT Hurdett, Aiiril 10.-Plowing and harrowing Is in full swing, with seeding commenced, some reports having no to GO acres sown. Seeding will not bo general however .until about the IBlh. I'lows are in great doniaud; local impionient dealers are experiencing groat dinicuity, in procuring enough to go around. TABF.R Taber, April 10.-Seeding is In full swing now, several farmers having reported aH having llnished H0\ying their wheat. The acreage in crop this year bida fair to exceed all previous years. The land Is In good shopo, with plenty of moisture. , FOREMOST Foremost, April 10.-Work on the land haa been In progroae here for the past two weeks and considerable suminerfBllow has already been seeded. Very little plowing was done last fall and It has been feared that tho acreage-In crop this year would be tar below that of 1915. However the very early spring will tend to counteract this condition by permitting of extensive spring plowing, and considering the exceptional aot\,vlty of both the engine and horse fanners there Is little doubt as to tho acreage of this year eriualllng that of last. In fact many believe the present year will exceed the record ostabllshotl by 1915. MARKETS May wheat ................. HSi/a July Wheat ................. 116% May oats ................... 43^, Mtiy flax .................... 193 X WEATHER High .................... 62 tow .i,...................... 38 .Forecast: Local ahowerc but partly Many land owners who have been hiring their work done In the past, or renting out their land, have been convinced by the crop of 1915 that Alberta Ib a good country to stay with and this spring have Invested In complete farming outllts. There Is plerVy of moisture now in the soil to carry the crop to the critical months of Jutio and .Tuly, and all are looking forward to a repetition of the yields of tlio prosperous year just passed, WARNER Warner, April 10.-Under excellent weather conditions farm work is proceeding rapidly and considerable plowing has been done during tho past week. Harrowing, discing mid burning of stiihble, however, have formed the larger part of farm operations so tar, but today more than one largo farmer has started drills to work and seeding la (low under way, W. H. Solce, who has a large acreage to bow, started last week, and was seeding for about four or tlve days. Several hog lota have been seeded down, and tt,large proportion of the land will be ready to reQ�lve the seed by th(j-tlrat at next wee^t. , OF E PROBLEM ER SUPPLY Commissioners to Inspect Filtration Plants and Estimate Cost Commissioners Grace and Freeman have a couple of busy weeks ahead ot them. Having gotten tho estimates and the court of revision off their liands, they are now going to tackle the water problem. Tills afternoon tiiey go to Medicine Hat to visit tho nitration system of that city. Tomorrow they expect to visit Alacleod and see the plant there in operation. On Hioir return they will consider tho gvavlty system line. This work will be done by Commissioner Grace, who will make a survey and bring In a report of the probable cost. Commissioner Freeman will consider the changes and .expenditures that will have to be made on the present system provided It is decided that a nitration jilant Is to be installed. All tho liguros for both schemes will be gathered and placed before tlie people. Pure water will then depend on the decision of the ratepayers, Hun Advance West of the River Meuse Has Been Successfully Barrec EXCEEDINGLY HEAVY LOSSES BY ENEMY 0 RESUME GRAOIN b ON ATIE Paris, April 11.-The German general offensive against the French I'ortrufls of Verdun, begun launday over a IH-mile fronl, is being restricl-fd in the latest fighting to a two-mile from, on the west side of the river .Mouse. Along these 3."i00 yard.s of trenches the French thus far not only liave su<'ceeded in barring a tur-ther advance ot tlie Teutons on tho west bank of the river, liut also la screening their artillery, which Is raking every German advance on tho oast side of the river. The object of the present operations Is the now historical Mort Homme or Deadnian's Hill, which bars tlie way of tho Ger-  mans to further ad\:ance west of the river. Operations began yesterday, when two German divisions were launched from Bethincourt and Hau-court against lllll 301, on the left of Deadnian's Hill, while two divisions attacked at the same time in the direction of Hill 295, between Dead-man's Hill and Curaieres. The Germans advanced in serled ranks as on Sunday and their proportionate losses are reported to have been tpiite as great. The fighting lasted all afternoon with alternate advance and recoil, the little gains of both sides being offset by equivalent losses, and at the end ot the day the positions were on the whole the same as .before the attack. ' - the Germans are at the foot df Hill 295, whilft the French litJld the slope and summit, which are solldi.v fortified. From these positions tho French poured a dreadful fire Into the dense packs of Germans advancing over the gi'ound where in spots they were fully exposed to both machine gun lire and the fire ot three Inch guns. Hepeated altack.s there were thrown back before they succeeded in reaching the barbed wire defences, and there was the same result generally In the attacks against Hill 304. I'he German regiment that sucoeed-ed In penetrating' 500 yards ot French trenches on the northeastern slope of Deadman's Hill, several times were driven back to cover when attempting to debouch to attack posltlonB higher up. No, sooner would a company leap-from their trench than three-inch pieces and machine guns began to bring down the attackers. They never got more than 100 yards from their trench and they lost heavily during the day. Gain Slight Foothold Paris, April 11.-On the west bank of the river Meuse the Germans made an attack last night on Deadman's Hill, advancing from Cerbeaux wood. They obtained a foothold in a tew small elements of trenches, the war oflice announced today, but otherwise were repulsed. . East of the Meuse the Germans attacked trenches south of Douaraont village, but were beaten back with considerable losses. There was a violent bombardment of Douainout and 'Vaux. LASIGERINM LOAN A FAILURE Bankers Transfer Reserves To Neutral Lands Fearing. Coercion The Medicine Hat Board of Trade has received the following telegram from Jf. H. MacLeod, general manager of the C. N. n.; "As soon as weather permits we intend grading on the Hanna-Mediclno Hat lino between Hanna and tho Rod Deer crossing. Please inform delegation.-M. H. Maclood," . A delegation repreaontlug Medicine Hat city council and Board of Trade la now in Toronto, having gone there for the express purpose ot urging the C. N. U. to hurry construction on Us branch into that city. RAMMED HUN SUBMARINE Petrograd, April 9, via London, April 10,-Tho torpedo boat destroyer Stro-glo lias rammed an enemy suhmarlno near the spot where the hoflpltal ship waa sunk (in the Black sea), according to the oflicial finuonuoeinent jo-nlBht. Rome, April 11.-German hankers, according to reporta received In flnan-clal clrcloa here, are transferring reserves to neutral couptries without heeding, losses Incurred by unfavorable exchange aa long as they suocoed In getting their money safely out ot Germany. Those stops are ascribed to reports that the last war loan was a failure, and that coercive measures are fear-, ed. CHEMISTS ARE NEEDED Toronto, April 9.-Chemists are to be conserved, according to un orders , ISBiied at military headquartora ou'Bat' . urday, OfllcerB commanding overaeaa , units are asked to report at'onoe the i names and quailflcatlouB ofiauy ohem � Ists orillsted under tlielr command,: The order further states that Ho'-auohf men are to be enlisted In :,future"wltlM' outluati'uctlons from heudquanoVB,'|j|;A Ottawa. It' 05 882690 1876 ?17566 ;