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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 14, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, APRIL 14. 191G NUMBER 106 SATURDAY WILL BE TAG DAY FOR SALONIKI IIAKBOK RED CROSS FUND Premier Says Charges are Based on Old Stories Which Have Long Ago Been Proved to be Without Truth Edraoiiton, April 18.-liy a vole ot 32 to 14 the leslBlaturo today voted down for the llrst time tlie now tlm�-worn charges oC Dr. Stanley against the attornoy-genoral. The member (or High River gavo'-some details today consisting largely of utoricR whIoV have been current for a conBidorable lime and which have been inveati-gated and found- to havo no foundations in fact. One of the most iser-ious allegations dragged in the name of Donald Irwin who has been in hla grave over two years. As to contributions to campaign funds in an election held in 191S, the premier made it clear at the start that no such inveBtigation would be held. lie also declared that the Liberal party had not been supported by the hotelmen aa an association. Cam-])aign funds were ot equal Import to both parties. Mr. Slfton stated that ho had been threatened with theae oliarges by hotelmen if the govern-wont did not give thom greater con-Hlderatiou and he told them to go ahead. . The premier said the people (if Alberta would quite appreciate that the whole proceeding was an act of revenge against the government for passing prohibition. Aftijr,^. the ten years ot existence the license branch was not attacked until prohlhltlon Y-as carried. IJr.-Stanley rose without a suggestion of applause and when he completed, R. E. Campbell watrihfe'Saty jnember to make any attempt at applause. The Charge! Charge No. ] referred to the raising of $10,000 by liquor lleensees by means of a promissory note for election expenses In 1913. Subscriptions were later collected in ICdmonton, he raid, from licensees to pay the note, hut this money 'was also used for election- campaign funds in addition to the $10,000. Thomas Rookes, former proprietor of the Albert*. Hotel, gave $500 to this fund, and prior to 1913 made oyier contributions. It whs charged that in order to malnt&in their licenaeB, the llcense�8 had to contribute. Charge No. 2 was corroboration by Oohn B. McCulla, late proprietor of the King Edward Hotel, regarding the $10,000 and an allegation that he, too, liad contributed $500 to the campaign fund. Charge No. 8 was that Mofles H. Brunnel, a licensee at Edeon, peUd $100 In 191S to a campaign fund to one W. A. Deyl, on employee of the attorney-general's department, wlio said he was working In the Interest ot the Liberal party, and that tho sum was for election purposes: also that one Bob Pitzslmmons demanded of Brunnel tho sum ot. $500 about the same time and that It was refused, following which Brunnel's license wos cancelled. It was also alleged that Brunnel tried to see Hon. C. W. Cross but without avail, but he saw one 0. Irwin, now deceased, who suggested he should loan him $5000 or the license would not be renewed. He refused the loan and the llcsnse was not renewed. IjT , Charge No. ! was.that J. .1. Crelgh-ton purchased an hotel at EJdson, and when he came to Edmonton to see about the transfer, .Tames A. Powell met him and told him that Cross, tho attorney-general, was hard ,up. and it would take some money to. fix him. Crelghtdn' furnished $500 as asked for, placed it in an envelope addressed to Cross and loft It with Powell, who later told Crelghton ho had given tho money to Cross. Crelghton experienced rto further trouble. Charge No. 5 was that In 1908, W. A. Deyl, license Inspector, while discussing the transfer of the license ot the International Hotel, which he had purchased, asked for a loan of $1000. This Rudyk- secured after some trouble. The money was never re-palfl. Rudyk got his transfer with-out any trouble. Charge No, 6 was. that Jaraos .McDonald, proprietor ot the Marlborough Hotel, Edmonton, paid $1000 to James MoQeorgo and Donald Irwin, now da-oeasad, to secure a license for his hotel, Then he later closed his hotel and asked for a refund from the at-tomoy-eohevar? departmont. This oould-not be scoured, but McGooree, about D'eq, 20th, 10i5, socurod a refund of $408 from the attornoy-gen-aval's dopartmeut. This rotund was made, by oheque troiii tho goveruraent of Alberta, but when McDonald ro-tusetl to endorse this clieque ond apply .tU^.eame in full ot aoobuiit of the laid note,'the payment was'stopped. ; Charge No, .7.,:.was tlial botweou I nomination and drotlou day iu 191.", \V. A. Deyl called on Max GreenberB, KdBuu, demanding $500 or he would lose his license. Greenbcrg rjinlnr-red with ('. H. Belauger, president ol the liocnsed victuallers, and latoi' paid tho $500. In Edmonton, Tevlo-dale, secretary of the llcsnsed vlc-tualleni, told hlni the Cross election cost the licensed victuallers $i:J.O00, but thoy had secured control of the chief license Inspector. At another time Greenberg was prosaculeU and he saw Deyl, who asked him for $300 to "flx" the case. He paid the money and on going back to Edson paid Jerry Callaghan, a wholesale liquor dealer, $250 more as a "fixing" fee. The case was dismissed without a defence being offeren* by Inspector Haven, who said lie would send a copy of tho evidence to the attorney-general's department. The nxing fees proved eBectlve, concludes the charge. (CoKTlNUEt) ON FaOE '.i) Artillery Bombardments Now the Order, With Sharp Attacks at Various Points in New Effort to Break Through I'U-mrii shows a good view of the Ureek port of Snlonlki, the Allies' base tor Balkan operations Note the ; ucroplaiK!. a CJerraan machine receutly brought down. It is on exhibition on tho eeatront. )0 YEII WIIHF S END OF WEEK SEES SEEDING WELL UL 25 Per Cent Done hy Saturday -Orders Pouring in For Farm Implements ; Fletween 20 and 2B per cent, of the seeding in Southern Alberta will be done by Saturday night.' . That Is the estimate gathered this morning by the Herald froui various souroea and Is concurred In bj' Supt. Ootterell of the C. P. R., who has covered the greater litr^ of his district this week. In everj- direction the farmers are bending every energy to plant as much crop as possible. Some are praotleally finished ^v1th seeding; others are only beginning, but tho work is in full swing, the weathor for the pa�t ten days has been ideal and no time is being lost. Ivocal Implement dealers are having the time of their lives trying to flu tho orders pouring in on thom from every direction. Every warehouse In the city is cleaned out ut ploughs, drills, and cultivating machinery, and hurrj-up orders are being sent to the manufacturers to send along a new supply. Lethbrldge Is the distributing point for the machinery firms In the smaller towns ot Southern Alberta, bo tho scarcity affects, tho whole district. Wheat is moving out slowly,, most ot the cars being loaded from the stock In the elevators, which are all full. About 50 cars a day are being shipped from Southern Alberta, There Is quite a call also for Alberta potatoes, six cars, having been shipped by a local man to Toronto a few days ago. Will Forward Storage Elevator Memorial to Every Member of House of Commons The Lethbridee board of trade is not yet through witli the fight for pro-, per grain storage facilities at Leth-brldKe. The matter has been brought to a head hy Sir George Foster's statement In the House of Commons that Alberta would not get another storage elevator. The action now to be taken by the board of trade here will result in the placing In the hands of every member ot the House ot Commons, a copy of tho momornndum on the whole situation relative to storage facilities here, as it was published last week in the Herald. This action was announced at the meeting ot the coun-ril ot tho hoard held yesterday. Lethbrldge and the surrounding district has suffered tremendously from tho lack of proper storage facilities here, which l.s the logical point tor such facilities, and the board of trade does not Intend to let the matter drop by any means. It has also been decided to send to the members of parliament, copies of the memorandum with reference to the civil service resolution passed noma weeks ago by the board, and also with reference to the conservation o( farming and mining labor in conneotion with recruiting. Turks Again Are Beaten London, ApVII 14.-The defeat of the Turks in Mesopotamia by the Bi'itlsh was reported officially today. In -an engagement on the Tigris the Turks wore driven back from one and one half to three miles. The announcement of the British victory came at a time when the public was beginning to tear efforts to relieve the force of Gen. Townahend at Kut-Kl-Amara-were doomed to failure owing- to the check suffered by .j the relieving army a few days ago and the dlfii'cult condltlouB brought about by floods, "Md'Jiy military writers In Elngland'-beliovBd'tbe floods had made the relief of 0�n. Townahend almost an Impossibility, but. today's oftlclal re'port shows-tlml Instead ot hindering the British the high water has helped the forces ot Lleut.-Gen. Gor-Tinge in one of the most difficult tasks undertaken by the British army. Each fnile'tbe Turks are forced makes the British opprations easier, for as they Bp'proach Rut-Bl-Amara the Turks are compelled to defend a wider front. In view of today's news, therefore, the prospect of rescuing the army at Kut-EH-Amara in regarded as better than it has been for some time. BI-LINGOAL BELIEVE OGILVIE TO HEAD NEW BRIGADE Coast Man May Command Brigade. Including Lethbrldge Battery llcgina, April 14.-Ball was granted B. L. H. Smith, former bank manager here, when ho appeared in court this morning to answer the charge ot theft of $17,000 from tho provincial government. Tho figure was set at $1S,-000 and was supplied In two sureties ot $0?iOO furnished by E. C. Corbeau and Adolph Ehmnn, $650(7 Elbham, $G500 on Smith's recognizance. B. C. WILL HAVE VOTE  ON VOTES FOR VifOMEN Victoria, B. C. April 13.-Premier Bowser announced In the house this utternoon that a bill would be Introduced shortly to give votes to women to come into oltect on January 1 next contingent upon tho result ot a reter-ondum to be voted upon at tho time of the general election. Possibility of Debate in Commons Causes Perturbation Among tlie Members Ottawa, April 13.-There la much perturbation In the corridors ot parliament at present over tho possibility of a debate on the' bilingual Issue In Ontorlo. . It Is generally bellavod there will bo a debate, but by" whom It will be Introduced and the torn It will take la still largely a matter ot speculation, The BrockviUe Reoorder, whloh la owned by Hon, George P. Graham, in today's Issue had an pdltorlal \yhich la, believed to foresheidQw the Ukel.v attitude of tho opposition in rcjeavd to the question. The edltprlal disapproves ot any proposal to ciill' tor tho dlsallowanoe of tho Ontario legislation but advocates a settlement of the issue between tho Iwo races by conciliatory melhodu.v. ,'' THE KAISER'S GUESS Berlin, via wireless to SayviUe, N. Y., April 13.-The French losses In tilled and wounded lu the fighting around Verdun, says the Overseas Nows Agency, aro computed to have reached, up to tho present time, a total ot 1S0,000 ofilcors and men. Two Million Vow at Front Vi'lnnlpeg, April 14.-A local. . paper publishes the following from London: "A Dally Nows dispatch from Paris etatea that tho French Bulletin Des Armes eays tho British , army In Franco, which numbered | eO.OOO In August of 1914, - now i numbers 2,500,000, j Though no hint has boen received by local arllUory offlcers as to tho probable commander ot the brigade with which the Ulst battery will go to. the front, tho. Herald has reliable in,toi-matIou that Col. Ogilvie ot Victoria will bo tho man. Col. OgUvio 1b now on his way to Lethbrldge from Victoria and will visit also Regina and Winnipeg, where batteries are now in the course ot recruiting or training, it is therefore expected that tho batteries from Victoria, Lethbrldge, Ro-glna and Winnipeg will be brigaded together and that Col. Ogllvlo will bo tho ofllcer commanding. There Is some talk that tho brigade will train for the summer at Polawnwa camp for which they ^111 leave about Juno 1. The Gist is filling up rapidly. Lieut. Rnley is having great success in Calgary and Is picking hla men from among tho o.xperlencod applicants. One more was sworn on here yostor-day and today will bring In five or six. Fifty men paraded for Bignalllng drill this morning. AMERICAN TROOPS IN BATTLE ' WITH MEXICANS Washington, Apr. 13-United States troops in Mexico have had thoir first battle with tho natives-practically at the moment that General Carranza was urging tholr withdrawal. OCCUPY KIONGA Lauronco Marriues, PortuguoHo Africa, via London, April 12.-An olllcliil communication Issued today says a Portuguese expeditionary force occupied Klonga, Monday. ~ ~~ MARKETS May VVheat............... 113% July^ Wheat ............... 114!/a May Oats.................. 43% Mny Flax........ ^ . . - 184 ; WEATHER H,lgh ...... ____........ 65 Lovi' .................. 48 'Fore'oait: Fair and warm. ft- LEY-IORE EX- MEMBER, DIES Paris. April 14.-Tho Germans aro now bombarding tho French lines at Verdun, ai)parently with a view to an early return to tho policy of deliver-i ing a series of short sharp blows at I different points on tho line. The object of this method of warfare is considered by military authorities to he lo disorganize the system of reserves by diver.sity in the points attacked, aud. by gradually wearing down the defenders, to prepare tor an oppor-; tune moment for a general assault, i The Germans first put this plan into ! practice after the great wing battle of March Gth to i)th. Alternating at-tempLs were made east and west ot tho MeuHe throughout the month, aud the French lines being considered sufllciontly shaken to justify a general offensive with a good chance of {success, positions on the west bank 1 ot Avocourt and Cumlerres were as- Was in The Alberta House-Enlisted for Service as a Private sailed in force during the night. These positions, by an enfilading fire across tho river Meuse, have made vain the attempt to carry the Pepper bill and Vaux sector, which Is the key to the position ot the Verdun defences, and therefore it Is expected the Germans will attack the west bank positions again as soon as a favorable opportunity presents itself. Official Statement West ot the Mouse river a violent bombardment was delivered by the Germans against the French lines to the west of Hill 604, says the French ofllclal communication this morning. Thursday evening to the east ot the Meuse small attacks were made on the French posttlons south of Douau-niont but were completely repulsed. There was a lively bombardment south ot Haudremont. In the Woevra sector artillery duels took place. � ? ? > : .;. FLOODS AI RE NOW WORR HEATTIT RO OVER Believe Little Country Should Not be Trusted Until She Shows Her Hand Regina, April 14,-Tho flood situation is much more Berlo\is this morning. The sliiloe gatoa In tljo Albert street dam and bridge wore ordered rnLsed as the water has risen more than 12 inches since Thursday. The chief ot police ordered women and chlldrort kept olt the bridge as tears are entertained that It will be washed out. It tho bridge goe.s an immense property loss la certain. Raising; the slulco gates has Inundated many more houses In the fiat section west ot it. REJECT REQUEST b Rome, April 14.-Uneusiness about tho IntoutionH of Roumania, which tor a considerable time was allayed, is again munlte.st owing to Roumania's relulions with the coiitral powers. Thoro is a general fooling that Rou-ranuia should not bo trusted until she clofsing ot tho Ru.sso-Roumanian frontier la supposed to bo a matter of reprisal tor tho Roumanian economic arrangcraenta with Bulgaria and the contral empires. I A frioud ot the entente powers Just � arrived from Roumania, auys that all I these indicntiona really mean nothing, that Roumania will wait until victory la sure for one aide or tho other, then deflnitely join tho victor...... Germany well undoratanda this, he declarod, and hence her determination to capture Verdun at all costs. . Even that success, however, would not be sulficlont to decide Roumania, which is taking no chances. Edmonton, April 14.-The select commlttoo on agriculture this morning rejected the reciuoat of the Farmers' Cp-operatlvo Elevator Company to have the province guaruntoo tholr bank account. Mr. Stewart road a letter front the company embodying practically tho samo roiiuost as pro-sentod verbally a tow days a^o. .1. P. McArthur, the chairman, called for a yea and nay vote and tho rotiuest was swamped. Only two . or throe voted yea, one of whom was Frank Whiteside of Coronation. ANOTHEft ALBERTA MEMBER DONS THE KHAKI Edmonton, Alta., April 13.-J. G. Turgeon, the Liberal member In tho provincial legislature for Rlbstono, has beeu listed as provisional lieutenant In the 233rd,.the French-Canadian battalion. Mr. Tlurgoou is the second membqr to'offer his services during the present session ot the legislature J. B. StBuftor, ot Dldabury, deputy speaker, la now taking the officers' Course at Calgary. He la a brplhur o� Attorney-General Turgeon ot Saukat-Chowan,  MOM VISITED BY S FIRE Etzlkom, April 14.-At throe o'clock this morning fire broko out In the dopiu'tnicntal store ot Surgoant and .McKcnzie. When discovered it was well under way and nothing oould bo saved. Tho loss exceeded $25,000 and no insuranco. The sate, containing $3000 cash and tho municipal records, Howe and Uaynes billiard room and the concert hall not yet coinpletod, wore destroyed, loss $4000. Tho'. Sit San Cafe was also burned, loss $500. All parties will continue in business. ERICAN GOVT. HAS MOREEVIDEN ONSUSSEX UL French Govt. Transmits Indisputable Proof That it Was a German Who Sank Boat . COLEMAN PULF*IT FILLED' Coleman, Alta., April 13.-The Pres-hyterlau church ot Coleman, Alberta, which was rendered vacant by the resignation* ot Rev. D.,B.'Cameron, who now holds tho coramlsBlprt of captain In the Crow's Nest battalion, under Lleut.-Col. Lyon, Is to have for minis, tor Rov. Dj K. Allan ot Vulcan, Alta, CASE COMPLETE Washington, April 14.-After a prolonged cabinet meeting today It was announced that the communication to Germany would go forward aa planned probably within the next 48 hours. It was said the case was complete without affidavits which arrived today In the steamer St. Paul. The plan to present the American case with accumulation of evidence . that not the Sussex alone, but other ships as well, have been destroyed In violation of Germany's promises to the United'States, remained unchanged. With the statement of fact, will be a demand for evidence of Germany's good faith to make 'good hor assurances. Nothing In the nature of a time limit will be attached. It was understood, . French Evidence Paris, .\prll 14.-Tho American government la now In 'poBseaslon ot Information obtained by the French which led to the assertion that the steamer Sussex was torpedoed by a German submariuo. Full details, even tho name of the commander and the number of tho submarine, have been communicated privately to Ute United ' States government. . The njlnlstry of marine was not prepared today' to make this Information public, but it has been given not only to United States,'but to all other governments . Interested. One reason the authorities retrain from giving out details Is ' that It Is their understanding that they are acting in conformity with tho wishes ot the American government. It Is also tho dealre ot French officials to give Germany an opportunity to reply to the statement that tho name ot the commander and tlio number of the submarlno are known; . . '�> United States government also has been Informed concerning statements said to have been made by the captured ofllcer and crew of another German submarine which was sunk In French waters on April 5th. It was announced aeml-offlclally Thursday that this atatement gives details of tho movements ot tho submarlno w'lilch Is said to have torpedoed the Sussex, with confirmatory evidence as to the name ot the commander and the number ot the craft. It is understood that somo fragments ot tho InBtrument which catis-ed the o.Nploalon, found on the Sussex, . have Imprinted German letters and words Indicating the town wharo It was made. B. C. DRUGGISTS, OBJECT . Vancouver, April, 13.-British Co-lumbla druggists have s'ent a stato. � ment to tho legislature stating tl;at the trade Is overwl^elmlngly opposed . to taking over tTj9 sale ot Uqupr un- , , der the proposed prohibition jneaBUi'o. , Some, of the druggists deolara , thfvt they will vote against the m'^sent : prohibition bill It It provides dUpen** ; , Ing by druggists, 46 33 84 0469 ?53207 35 ;