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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. IvETHBRTDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, APRIL t.J, l!)lf. NUMBER 105 Cause Heavy Loss to the Germans in Attacks Near St. Eloi > ? ? > : SUSPEND RELATIONS WITH ? RUSSIA : ijondon, April i:!.-The Gior-Male iritalla states, according ? to a itonw 0 otiier towns and cities. The delegation includes Sir .lohn Gil)-soU auUi Lleut.-C6i; Hatch, of Hamilton, arid iMaglstrate Kingsford of Toronto. BOATS B REX RPEDOIN m n U APPEAL FOR PEACE BY POPE AGAIN London. .April 13.-The Home correspondent of the Dutcln Catholic newspaper says as a result of ^.he recent speech of Dr. Von Bethmunn-HoUweg, German imperial chancellor, and lterl)ert H. Asqulth, British premier, (inestions will be addressed by the Pope lo the Hritisb and German governments on the subject of pros-pestive peace, says the Daily .Mail's Rotterdam correspondent. ROGERS' IDEA Public Works Minister Declines to Cut Estimates, Painting Picture of Future SE Germans Claim That Ships Were Legally Attacked-U. S. To Take Action Washington, April 12.-Admission by Germany that her submarines recently attacked three merchant ships carrying America.ii citizens and that Olio of them torpedoed a vessel In the vicinity of the point where the channel steamer Sussex was daiuaged by an explosion, has simplified the taali iii', the state department In proimrlug lor the next stop of tlie l.inited States In the Issue over submarine warfare. Claim Torpedoed Legally Berlin, by wireless to liie Assocint-fid Press from the Associated Press Ktaif correspondent, April 12.-The Gorman reply to tlio American note concerning tlio damaging or sinking of t'ivo steamships, conlalns the state-mont lliat the steamers Kiigllslinian, Kagle Point, Mnndiestov Engineer and Borwindvalij, were destroyed by Gor-innii submarines. Evidoiico is prosoiit-"od to show that (hose vokscIh woro torpedoed legally in accordance wilh the rules of war. Final Word Soon Washiuglon, April 12.-When ofllc?-Jals hero had read press dispatoliea outlining Oorniiiny's reply to inquiries regardiiiB Ihe diHiiBtors to the Sussex npd other steamorti, they indicated flittt compilation of evidence In all such cases since tho Lusltania affair v/ould contimio, and that very soon a communication ;wouId go to Uerlln designed to ho u'lliial word on the alleged attacks f'.v - peaceful . vessels tarrying Amoricuiis. NAVIGATION OPENING Duluth, Minn., April 11.-The steam-ei' Brltton will clear hero Friday or Saturday night for Fort William, pnl. The Brltton will bo the first vessel lo leave this harbor. She will take on screonings or wheat for Ft. William. Tug broke a channel to the Britton late today after some dillicull work. Tlie ice formation is heavy but record warm weather is improving tho outlook for an earlier start than predicted at lirst. The first inter-lake trip in 1!U5 started April, 17. Ottawa. April 12.-The public works estimates were the cliief bone of contention in tlie commons today. While there was a great deal of discussion good progress was made, the estimates, aggregating over if7,00lt,000 being voted. lleplying to demands from the Liberal memliers for the cutting out of some of the votes, and the paring down of e.xpendituro. Hon. Uobt. Rogers took a hopeful view of the postwar situation. He predicted a big revival of business and a heavy Inimigra-tioii whicli would mean abounding revenues again and the prompt continuation of tlie public works which were now being temporarily postponed. Ho spoke glowingly of the vast arix still unoccupied in the west and ot the tens of thousands ot people who would come to Canada from the war stricken Europe as soon as tro war was over. E. M. MacDonald, and Hon. George P. Graham thought it would be well not to be loo optimistic and that the conclusion of tho war might mean at lirst the necessity ot still greater econ omies. "It is well to be on the safe side," said Mr. Graham, "we will be confronted after the war with a school ot thought that will make it necessary for Canada to continue to be an armed nation. For intending Immigrants from Europe and countries devastated by war. we must be in u position to give them the inducement of a country freer than others from the llaiiiiitieK of war." : : : : : viu lie usea ror l arm n^g^^^^ victuallers' association was Labor in This District if Necessary discounted at the Merchants-Bank, Edmonton and the money given to the attorney-general or hlo agents. Another charge deals with the Brunswick hotel, Edmonton. A charge General Sir William Otter, who is was laid against the proprietor Thos. in charge of internment camps for ' Douglas, who opened negotiations to alien enemies throughout the Domin- 1'^3^'= ^^^iia^ stofP'''- was vis-, , . ,, ,. , . , llted by Donald Irwin, now dead, who ion, arrived in the city this morning ^^'^ ^^^^ ^^ p^y ^g^Qoo to and is visiting the local camp com-i have the charge stopped. Douglas EXPLOSION ON BOARD London, April 12.--The Swedish steamship Murjek sank Tuesday following an oxjilosion aboard the vessel. The crew was landed. The Murjek sailed from Philadelphia on JIar. l(i for Navrik, Norway. She was 351 feet long, 4,144 tons gross, built In l!)13, and owned In Stockholm. � London, Apr. -"A popular movement in favor of preventing foodstuffs and other goods from entering Germany Is gaining strength here and In the northern iiarts of Holland," says the Dally Mail .Amsterdam corre-spondout. "The movement is led b>; Domela NIeuwenpuis, Radical, and Is directed against F. E. Poetliuma, minister of agriculture, who is accused of pro-German tendencies. Many demonstrations have been caused In the streets by crowds carrying banners, urging Oiat the frontiers be closed and strict neutrality be observed." School Population is Growing Will Need More Accomodation FARMERS ACIIVE AT GRASSY LAKE Grassy Lake, April 12.-Farmers of this district have been working on the land for the past three weeks without interruption. Thousands of acres of stubble have been burned over and jilowed, and all the summer-fallow is In excellent form for the seed. Seeding or.crations started this ,j\'eek under most favorable auspices. n'lio soil is in Ideal condition with considerable moisture in reserve. Indications are that the acreage under crop this season will bo as great as last year as enough new land will be prepared to make up for all that Is lo be suinmcrfallowed. At least one new room In the Central school will have to bo opened after the Easter iiolidays to acooni-modato beginners, according to the report made last night by Chairman Wallace of tlio soliool managomont committee. Ho was instructed to take stops to iirocuro a primary teacher for tile new class and arrange tor accommodation for the now iiuplls. Mlas llalpenny sent In a letter with her resignation to take iilaco on Iho middle of the month. Miss Ivate Brudie is engaged in iior place. Increased Grants A report of the efforts of tho Edmonton and WGlaskiwlu city school boards to secure increased grants tor city schools was read, A delegation waited on the provincial government to urge that Hometliing bo done, but Hon. Mr. Boyle was absent at the meeting and the request was not favorably received. However the local board heartily concurs In tho effort and another attumpt will bo made at the next sossion ot the leglsluturo. School Credit The Union BanH wrote tho school board urging that tho city bo roquost-od ^0 pay up Its last year's obligations to the bunk aa soon as pos^l )le In order that the liuo of credit ar-raugod tor this year he not exoeeded. The roquosl will be forwarded to Iho city, and as the latter is likely to receive soon ^he receipts from tho sale of treasury notes, tho board's iluancial dinieuUles are not likely to bo serious. About halt the school board's debenture payments for the year are due this month. A letter from Alajor Outliit forwarded a cheiiue for $20.2(; which represents the tOiri payment from tho Strathcona Trust Fund lo tho local cadet battalion as a result ot its slanding In last year's tests.. The money will go to buy equipment for the battalion. Cannot Have Rifles Tho Lethbridge llonio Guard wrote asking for tho use of the cadet battalion rilles for drilling and Blioolihg purposes. The militia department, however, has had the rifles returned tor other uses so the Homo Guard  cannot ho accommodated. Splendid Condition Tho report from the city sanitary Inspector regarding tho sanitary conditions ot the various schoollj was received and read. The report showed that all the schools are lu a must satistactory coudition from a sanitary standpoint. The report was received with pleasure. manded by .Major Birnie today. Seen by the Herald this morning, before he left for the camp, Genei-al Otter said that so far no applications had been received from farmers of Southern Alberta for alien enemy labor. "Labol' is very short in Manitoba and Saskatchewan," said (he General, "and the farmers requested us to allow them to make use of the alien enemy labor. We consented lo allow certain prisoners to go out to the farms for the summer on certain conditions. The wages will have lo be j about the same as the going wages for free labor; the farmer will have to pay the cost of transiiortatlon and he will have to report to the camp commandant nearest to him about once a month that the men in his employ are behaving themselves and not endeavoring to get away. The term ot employment will have to be fairly lengthy also, from five to seven months being preferred, "Now it the farmers of Southern Alberta wish to follow the same plan 1 believe we have a number ot good men In the camps here and up the Pass whom we could allow to go ifn tho same conditions. If the demand from tho camps Is suttlcient to warrant It, we will put the scheme in effect here." General Otter visited tho local camp during the morning and found everything in very satisfactory condition. There are about 200 alien enemies interned here at the present time. The General left tor the const via the Crow's Nest this afternoon. Paris, .-Vpril K!.-Calm prevailed In the wliolu region of V'crduhjast niglit. This morningM olliclal communication says; "I'rfpuralioii was made b.v the Ger-uuuis for nn attack on Hill bul. tlie attacli was prevented by tlie French from being carried into effect. Xo otlier important developments were reported at the front." Germans Have Failed Paris, April IS.-The German general attack on the west bank of tlie river .\Ieuse, which began on Sunday, is regarded as having been beaten, and Germans iiave reverted to relatively small alternate strokes against Frpncli positions on both sides or the Hi- '-!f-inipv M-iIfP'j Sonip Snoc-i"'"^ ^" arl'Hery operations. Ul.btanle> MaKtb home spec ^^^^ remaining French projec- ilic Charges Against Attor- tlons along the Forges brook were ^ straightened tiie Germans were alile ney-General Cross to engage the present line west of '_ i the river from Avocourt to Hill AOi, i and Headman's Hill lo Cumierres. ; Only frontal attacks under dinicuities � were possible, except at Deadman's I Hill, where the Germans were able to attack Ihrough ravines. They tried to force a passage between Dead-man's Hill and Cumierres to work i around the south of the hill in order to envelop it. After two days of hard fighting this manoeuvre tailed, and with it is believed to have collapsed ' the main idea of that, particular Gor-: man attack. The small gain which I tho Germans made north east ot the ' hill is not regarded as of a nature to modify the situation. Military observers point out that General Petaln once more has succeeded with a minimum ot wastage in beating oft with heavy losses the adversary's attacks, thereby increasing the morale ot the array and en- asked who fixed the amount and was hancing his own reputation, told the attorney-general, | Another Lull Douglas and his partner Hall went' ,paHs, April 13.-Another lull has to see Cross. Cross told Hall he would fallen on the Verdun battlefield as the have to see Dr. Strong, chairman of Gernnans have been obllged-to. pause the board of license, commissioners, in order to fill up gaps in their ranks,, Strong, It is alleged, told Hall he ^ to replace damaged guns and to bring, up munitions preparatory to further v/ould have to pay whatever Irwin asked. The hotelmen thereupon paid the $5,000. Later Douglas sold the hotel and a man named Spinx took It, On consideration of transference of license. onslaughts. It is believed that the French eommand is not likely to modify its methods. General Petaln is said lo be (piite satisfied as long ; as the Germans go on losing three cense, for which he paid, It is alleged ' $1700. There are other similar charges made. ADJOURN FOR WE.EK Regina, April lit.-After taking evidence which was largely ot a formal nature, the Haullain conimisBlon today aNljourned for a week. .> ! : : KAISER HAS NARROW , ESCAPE London, April 12.-The German Emperor is at Potsdam, recovering from nervous shock as tho result ot the explosion ot a shell at Vordnu, which destroyed the iiiHierial motor car and killed several olllcers, says R Rome dispatch to tho Daily Telegraph, quoting Swiss re-liorts. Emperor William was unhurt the dispatch adds, ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? : ? ? ? Spinx, It Is alleged, paid $1700. Doug- : times as many men as the French for las took over the Queen's hotel II-j unimportant results, as he knows that ho has ample reserves to press counter attacks on a large scale when the opportune time arrives, and stocks of ammunition which are practically In-exhaustible. Output increased Since tile first mouth of the war the output of three-inch shells in France increased .33times, of the larger shells 44 times. 'Twent.v-three times as many 7.5 millimetre guns are being made as in August, 1U14, and the manufacture ot heavy guns has Increased In the same ratio. DD SITION HAS CHOSEN CO Ottawa, Apr. 13.-Definite announcement was made today that the counsel for tho opposition in the Inquiry into fuse charges before the Merodlth-Dnff commission, will be E. F. B. .lohnston, K.C., widely-known Toronto lawyer. It Is expected that Mr. Joliiiston will have associated with him R. C. Smith, K.C, Montreal, and Frank Carvell, M.P. The commission may organize for work next week, al-thougli it is considered doubtful It It-will get down to work unlll after the Elaster recess. Coal Operators are in Session; Prepare for Bigger Business S'v'llli what every coal operator in i the coming summer in Western Ca- s AY RECESS IN OLS AT EASTER Teachers Will Have Opportunity of Attending Edmonton Provincial Convention MARKETS May wheat ................. 113i/.i July wheat ................. IMJ-b May oats . .�.................. 43|/b May flax ................... 191 WEATHER High...................... 55 Low .,. ,.,................ 33 For,oon8t: Fair and mild thiii field agrees to have been the best winter's trade in the history of coal mining In Western Canada liehind them, the members of the Western Canada Coal Oporntors' association is In sosBlon here 'today mapjilrig out plans for bigger business than ever for tlie next seasoil. Tho operators dropped in unheralded last night, invaded the city hall this morning to meet .Mayor Hnrdie, formerly one ot the loading members ot the association, and secured tho use ot tho city council chamber tor their meeting. Those present at iho morning session wore Lewis Stockott tor the C.P.R.; .1. R. Howard of Taber; R. R. Wilson ot l<-'ernlo; 0. P. Whiteside of (;ole-niau; R. G. Urlnnan of Hillcrest, and Secretary \V. F. McNeill ot Calgary. "Is It true," theHorald asked, "that hard coal Is to' advance in Saskatchewan and Manitoba cities this winter aiiotlior fifty cents a ton?" "It looks Uiat WQy," said Mr. Stockott, who would liiako no positive statement. Other operators explained thot a rise In wages paid miners In the anthracite fields ot tho United States 1b practicaily decided, foUoAvlng which there will bo a''raise lu the price of hard coal, and therefore the priqes nada cities. Tills will be good news for the mine operators of tills field, where no advance In iirlces is contemplated as it will give them another tootiiold for their coal in .Manitoba and Saskatchewan. IJ. S. hard coal has been given a hard run by Alberta lump coal during the past winter anyway, according to views gathered by the Herald. It was stated by ono man today that during the winter just past the city of Moose Jaw burned only 40 per cent, of the hard coal burned the preceding win-tor. Tlie remaining 00 per cent, was replaced by Albertu coal, so that tho U, S. product is being shut out in a manner very pleasing to tho operators. Tho sentiment of the people ot THanilotaa and Saskatchewan is that they ought to burn Canadian coal if at all possible, and rising prices on hard coal will give this sentiment a Iiractical boost. Though tho season is practically over tor Iho winter ot lillfi-lO, the minoa in most parts of Alberta are working about half time and present prospects for summer storage of cool by prairie dealers ls:.-gu�h that the operatuva expect the summer season's operationB will require full time in the for that prortuct will advance during I mines after June X.' Teachers and pupils of the Leth--bridge public schools will onjoy a 10-days' holiday in a stretch at Easter as a result of a decision made by the school board at its regular monthly' session last niglit. School closes for Easter on April 20th and will not reopen until Monday, May 1. The decision is partly the result of an agitation on tlio part of the teaoh-ors, rartly because ot the provincial, convention in Edmonton during the w'f � to lov/ing Faster Monday and partly because there is likely to be a civic holiday on Ftlday, April 28, for Arbor Day, so that in realitj; there will only be three days lost'. Tho board was unanimous in its decision. Tho question of Arbor Day was discussed at some length. It was felt that the fixed date for Arbor Day, the second Friday In May, is altogether too late for any good purpose In this section ot Alberta, so the board wllL, support a suggestion made by the city council and the board of trade that April 28th be observed instead, This date will likely be proclaimed a civic holiday by the mayor, and tho fixed Arbor Day date will not be observed. An effort will be made by the schools to have a number of the older pupils attend on April 28th tor tho purpose of cleaning up the grounds and planting trees if the oily will provide same. ' - A NEW ONE SUNK . London, April 12.-Lloyd's, anuouucQ" that the' Senator, a new" British stoajn-ship of a,497 tons, haB:beett, aunk. It-, is believed nil, hands have beon aavedi! Tho Senator was owned by Whitby. / 65 0456 46 72 3336 07617?69 ;